Sure, it might take a little knowledge to grow 10-pound cucumbers or to grow carrots longer than your arm, but a UK farmer is doing exactly that – and he doesn’t need biotech chemicals in order to enjoy heirloom, prize-winning fruits and vegetables.
This farmer grows all through the year, too. He puts out a handsome crop of leeks, kale, parsnips, and shallots in raised beds in the winter using good compost. Potatoes so prevalent that he could be eating baked, French, and scalloped well into next year.
How is it that one farmer can have tremendous yields using organic compost, vermiculture, and a little elbow-grease while biotech keeps beating the war drum for more pesticides, more herbicide-resistant seeds, and more destruction of our planet? The way to grow copious amounts of food is not through biotechnology, but through age old farming practices that are slowly being propagandized out of the collective mind.