Sunday, November 12, 2006
US Senator John Tester~A glimmer of hope for organic foods
November 10, 2006
International Organic Sector Celebrates Election of Organic Farmer Jon Tester to United States Senate
Jon Tester, an organic farmer and leader in the organic movement since 1987, has been elected as a US Senator from the state of Montana. A third generation farmer from Big Sandy, Montana, he has been farming organically for nearly twenty years.
In 2005, Tester and his wife Sharla were named outstanding agricultural leaders by the College of Agriculture at Montana State University. Their T-Bone Farms is a diversified organic operation with 1400 acres (567 hectares).
This comes as good news to us that appreciate real food, with no herbacides or pesticides. Not to mention the G word, but I will, because genetic engineering of our farm crops is a dangerous and unproved technology. We allready have many problems in this regard, especially in our corn crops, which all seem to contain traces of engineered genes. This is because the wind carries the pollen to crops that are supposedly organic. If you ever bite into a true organic carrot, that is not soaked in carroteen water for color, you will cast a suspicious eye on those found at the supermarket. I like to keep my hopes high, so lets also think about relaxing government controls on organic foods, seeds, and especially herbs.