I hear people getting increasingly upset over new legislation banning harmful fertilisers which leads me to believe there's a lack of knowledge or understanding of the benefits of this move.
Despite the reactions of many protesting against banning farmers from using fertilisers, it could be seen as a positive and proactive move to regenerate soil and reduce the number of cancer patients.
Fertilisers contain damaging chemicals, many of which are responsible for causing the exponential rise in cancer cases.
Analytical testing of a wide range of fertilizer products shows that some phosphate and micronutrient fertilizers, and liming materials contain elevated levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead.
High levels of nitrate have recently been found in drinking water and water supplies. The water companies are having to ramp up filtration methods, utilising more resources to reduce the nitrate levels to the acceptable levels. Even so, "acceptable" levels of nitrate in human drinking water is still far too high and continues to contaminate our organs causing a range of illnesses.
The first relates to the mechanism by which methemoglobin is formed, thereby inhibiting the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood
In the body, the oral bacteria (and stomach bacterial flora of infants) convert nitrate to nitrite, which competes with oxygen and binds to hemoglobin.
The second mechanism involves the endogenous formation of N-nitroso compounds, which are potent carcinogens and teratogens in animal studies. Nitrite, the reduced form of nitrate, reacts in the acidic stomach to form various nitrosating agents that then react with amines and amides from proteins or other sources such as medications, to form N-nitroso compounds, many of which are potent animal carcinogens.
Finally, nitrate at high doses can competitively inhibit iodine uptake and induce hypertrophic changes in the thyroid, as demonstrated in animal studies. Recent studies in Eastern Europe have found higher rates of thyroid abnormalities in children ingesting drinking water with high nitrate levels (1 to 2 times the MCL) compared with children in areas with lower nitrate levels
Knowing the disturbing facts about fertiliser as a chemical to increase crop yield is incredibly disturbing, not too mention the damage it does to the soil.
Combined with herbicides and pesticides, such as Glyphosate, which contain highly toxic doses of chemicals which contribute towards a wide range of chronic illnesses, it's a wonder why people are up in arms over the banning of fertilisers.
A lack of education and knowledge.
There is a distinct lack of understanding and knowledge regarding the use of chemicals to produce our food. Not only is it having a detrimental impact on our health, our water, our soil and our wildlife, it is poisoning the food we eat.
Solutions for alternatives include the regeneration of soil, planting cover crops to reintroduce nitrogen into the soil, creating a party for microorganisms, in turn they feed the soil, the plants and draw down carbon into the soil.
Farmers who have already adopted this method of farming crops, a symbiotic working relationship with nature, has produced as much as a 28% increase in yield. Produce was bigger, tastier and of course contained a ton more nutrients, vitamins and beneficial properties than those grown using chemicals.
Banning fertilisers sounds scary and those with a nervous disposition may panic that food supplies will dwindle, these people are often lazy, led by governance and whilst they may have a voice, rarely stand up for anything other than their own selfish needs.
Their concerns will be short lived. Farmers will now have to re-educate themselves and embrace a more natural farming method, one that is less damaging to the environment, our health and nature.
I'm all for it.