[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
"(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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