[permaculture] Crops, ponds destroyed in quest for food safety

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at intrex.net
Mon Jul 13 13:31:51 EDT 2009


Crops, ponds destroyed in quest for food safety
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/13/MN0218DVJ8.DTL
"(07-13) 04:00 PDT Washington -- Dick Peixoto planted hedges of fennel and flowering cilantro around his organic 
vegetable fields in the Pajaro Valley near Watsonville to harbor beneficial insects, an alternative to pesticides.
He has since ripped out such plants in the name of food safety, because his big customers demand sterile buffers around 
his crops. No vegetation. No water. No wildlife of any kind."



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