Why Not Use Chemical Pesticides?
Question: Why not use chemical pesticides? Is there more hype than fact?
Reason Asked: I use them only when needed
Well I will try to keep it simple. Outside of all the decades of data on mysterious illness in farm and greenhouse workers... we are a small local family run business. It's a simple question of what profit level would risk losing a family, friend or customer too? What is the dollar figure on losing a human life and did the treatment actually save the intended plants that nature targeted too weak or badly grouped to cull back? In my view, no price can be placed on a human life, The day it was none a chemical pesticide took 1 human life was the last day they should been used in a wise society. Most plants mastered immortality and can be cloned and grown again but humans cannot. Nature has hundreds of billions of reasons why it chooses certain plants for removal. I praise the words of Elaine Ingham who said pests are natures garbage collectors. We horticulturalist have egos like all disciplines and don't like to admit our crops are garbage. My goal is t grow plants as natural as possible to get the appropriate gene expression and learn from bad methods and ideas for how to grow. A failure in or methods is a lesson to be swallowed as our ancestors did, analyses and learn from it not an opportunity to apply a dangerous chemical to cover up bad practice. Nature needs to take sick/weak plants to produce stronger and stronger genes in plants that make healthier and healthier fruits and vegetables for mammals to surviving our constantly changing environment and new illnesses. According to the studies I've read most if not all chemicals researched in labs affect epigentic gene expression. This mean those chemicals are affecting what proteins get developed and which DNA gets altered. We are literally changing our DNA with the consumption and use of chemicals in everything. A wise person, a caution person in a time of chronic illness in children and adults as doctors are more frequently saying "There is nothing more we can do"... would not tempt such a fate for a sale. It's best to not go down the road and natural selection determine which plant genetics continue. I'll respond to the use of pesticides the way I do with GMO. The danger isn't in what scientists are discovering which is concerning... the danger is in what we don't know yet. Best to avoid all experiments when possible.
#1. If it's an experiment, not tried and tested over time... have minimal or no exposure to it.
Chemicals can turn genes on and off; new tests needed, scientists say. -
Each of us starts life with a particular set of genes, 20,000 to 25,000 of them. Now scientists are amassing a growing body of evidence that pollutants and chemicals might be altering those genes—not by mutating them, but by sending subtle signals that silence them or switch them on at the wrong times.
Epigenetics & the Multigenerational Effects of Nutrition, Chemicals and Drugs — Jill Escher -
By now most of us know gene expression can be upregulated or downregulated by molecular factors including the metabolites of drugs, chemicals and nutrition. But what are the implications of this environmentally labile landscape, not only for our somatic (body) cells, but also our germ cells, which contain our genetic and epigenetic molecules of inheritance? In this presentation by a science philanthropist (Escher Fund for Autism) who focuses on cutting-edge gene-environment interaction research, you will learn: • How genes respond to environmental cues.