I'm wondering if my allergies here are horrible from the spraying of crops near us.
What in the world do they put on corn these days? I swear it grew a foot while it rained yesterday.
I guess we won't be putting in a beehive here. Even though we have a nice area with clover, we are afraid the nearby pesticides will kill the bees.
One day a farmer was out spraying, and I was sitting on the porch. It smelled like bleach so badly I had to go inside and shut doors and windows. Now I'm wondering about my farm animals and even my garden. How are we even guaranteed that local honey doesn't include pesticides that bees may pick up?
I certainly believe that it does effect allergies (among other things) in humans, plants and critters. I hate the way it smells when they start their heavy duty spraying here --and I already have an exceptionally poor sense of smell (thank you chemicals). I do believe that if bees are anywhere with in their range of these contaminated crops, it will show up in their honey--you can't control where bees go so you can't really be 110% sure that you are getting organic or natural and pesticide free honey--although I'd take my chances on that rather than the "usual" stuff in the grocery store that is mostly "corn sugar" anyway. I would hold off on getting any bees as well. We've lost 3 hives to CCD and are surrounded by monsanto zombie farmers, as much as I want more bees it won't happen til we can move somewhere less contaminated--where ever that is.
Rachel Farmgirl Sister #2753
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Posted - Aug 03 2012 : 10:47:50 AM
there is a lot of folks who are learning about the effects of chemicals. for man to think they can kill some plants or bugs and have no impact on man is arrogant. one of the amazing things about plants insects and man is that they all have a system for building tissue. this system is the way they ( monsanto etc.) destroy the living cells. i dont know the name for insect blood? i do know that pathway along with the plants pathway in plants and mans blood pathway are all sensitive to chemicals. it is the way they kill them so how can it be harmless to us. there is a pathway a porphyrn pathway that can be harmed by these chemicals. i am sd for you. i am sad for the bees. it is a hard thing to watch them hurt all of Gods beautiful creations. just a thought
the learn as we go silk purse farm farm girl #1014
I agree with Linz. My placenta started to give away early during labor and had this baby been my first I would have been in trouble. Praise the Lord she had already dropped down so the placenta didn't get in her way. My midwife asked me if I lived near a farmer's field and randomly yes, before I lived out in the woods but the year prior to having this baby I lived in farmland on an old farmstead which (go figure) the farmer had planted none other than RR soybeans. Then she asked me what was planted there and if it was conventional or organic to which I replied conventional soybeans that they didn't even till before planting. They just planted them, sprayed them, sprayed them again and again and again and again...... Long story short I didn't press her for info because I was in labor and my only concern was to get the baby out asap. Once baby came out I started to bleed heavily, which they got under control quickly thankfully! Once I got home I did some research as to why she asked me such questions. Turns out some farm animals sponaneously abort because the placenta disintigrated when exposed to RR crops thus causing death of the baby. Scary huh? Funny I never had those problems when I lived in the middle of the woods where there was no farming. It's disturbing. So disturbing. Especially how moving to conventionally farmed farmland can make a difference in pregnancy and delivery. The stuff gets into the water and I too have to run inside and shut all the windows when they spray. It's disgusting. We don't have air so when I have to shut the windows it gets horrid in here but its better than the stench of that spray. I'd rather them spread fresh manure out on the field and smell that then those awful death chemicals.
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