Food companies are imposing unreasonable standards on farmers (for ESG points).
Tag: sustainable agriculture
Zealot Ethics: How NGOs get away with murder
In a world where environmental activists can freely lie, cheat and bring others down, shouldn’t we study why we tolerate such unethical behaviour?
Nature favours the strong; Science protects the weak; I am weak!
While nature favours the strong over the weak, I get my strength from humanity!
How to Deal with Stupid Part 3/10: Eco-fundamentalism: The rise of environmental dogma
Site update reblog from last December into how eco-fundamentalism has grown into a full religion. We often see how environmental zealots use emotion to spread fear.
Getting lost with a bad compass: Precaution and pesticides
Using precaution as an impulse is like using a broken compass: you’ll never actually know how lost you are. Why precaution does not work for pesticides.
Goodbye Glyphosate: Why Science Doesn’t Matter in the Age of Stupid
Next week, the European Council will consider the European Commission’s last-ditch compromise effort to reauthorise the widely used herbicide, glyphosate. It won’t go well.
Glyphosate: Why Greenpeace, PAN and MEP Pavel Poc are Monsanto Shills
Some counter-intuitive thinking. Maybe industry has alternatives to glyphosate that farmers and regulators don’t want. Maybe the NGOs and MEPs are acting as Monsanto shills?
Ten Reasons why Glyphosate is Good
Glyphosate has been called the herbicide of the century. Around for more than 40 years, its low toxic environmental health profile and efficient results have made it a farmer’s ideal tool in fighting invasive weeds and increasing yields.
Pissing Contest! My correspondence with MEP Bart Staes on testing urine for glyphosate
A group of MEPs are testing urine samples for trace levels of glyphosate. I don’t agree with this approach. See my correspondence with MEP Bart Staes on this and our different perceptions of sustainable agriculture.