Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Cowshit, YES! When you think about it, isn't it funny that so many people these days want their tomatoes grown in cowshit? When I was a boy, I used to drive a John Deere with a manure spreader on the back, up and down the fields that belonged to my cow milker boss. That spreader would throw the stuff everywhere, and I got a kick out of telling people that I threw cowshit for a living (kind of like a politician, come to think of it).

I can see the protesters with their signs: "Chemicals, NO! Cowshit, YES!"

6 comments:

Red Stater said...

What ignoramuses, cow shit is a major source of deadly E. coli O157:H7:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/13/us/13spinach.html?ex=1184385600&en=0154252ec3a7cfc8&ei=5070
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2000/000209b.htm

Maybe these bright CFL bulbs would go for the irradiation of their organic food:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970924032859.htm

Probably not:

http://www.sustainabletable.org/issues/irradiation/

Anonymous said...

Actually, organic farmers and gardeners can only use manure if it has been properly composted.

Throwing raw compost on crops is a dim bulb red state thing.

MensaRefugee said...

Id take (composted or slowly absorbed) cowshit for veggies over chemicals anyday.

SFG said...

Cowshit's natural. Farmers have been using manure for ages. Chemicals, not so long. It's very conservative, actually.

Anonymous said...

"Throwing raw compost on crops is a dim bulb red state thing."

Wrong. Based on the e-coli outbreaks we've been hearing about, it's a dim bulb blue state (esp. illegal Mexican) thing.

Red Stater said...

OK you nature lovers:

The recent e. coli outbreak thought to be tied to organic spinach farms in California should serve to remind Americans that organic food is not necessarily safer food.....

http://www.emaxhealth.com/75/7431.html
http://www.grist.org/comments/food/2006/09/21/E-coli/index.html
http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2006/09/e_coli_linked_t.html

There's no scientific evidence that "organic" foods are safer or have more nutritional value, just more expensive. "Organic" is yuppie chow to make you nature lovers feel warm and fuzzy.

From and a dumb Red State scientist continuously funded by NSF & NIH for the past 15 years.