On August 12th, The Garden Island newspaper reported the Kaua’i Farm Bureau will recognize Roy Oyama for his achievements in agriculture. The Kalaheo farmer said agriculture has always been a family affair.
Roy told TGI, “Farming is relaxing and my kids try to tell me about different lifestyles like having free golf, or something. I don’t need that. I enjoy farming so I’m going to stay with that. People say you gotta eat ‘organic,’ but the doctor said ‘eating organic doesn’t give you an extra day.’ “
What if “eating organic” doesn’t give us one extra day? What if this is simply a deception to fleece Americans for billions of dollars?
A friend of mine, Lenny West, and a supporter of organic food, forwarded this article yesterday (cited below).
“From what I’ve seen during the last 30 years, the future of farming is organic,” 67-year-old farmer, Bob Quinn said. “It’s the best way to ensure the profitability and viability of the family farm.” Currently, a bushel of hard red winter wheat — used to make bread — is about $5 a bushel compared to more than $22 for organic wheat.
Organic hard red winter wheat costs 440% more than conventional wheat. Imagine paying some Four Times your current costs for wheat products! The USDA estimates America’s farmers will produce 856 million bushels in 2015/16.
856M X $5 = $4.280 billion in revenue for CONVENTIONAL wheat
856M X $22 = $18.832 billion in revenue for ORGANIC wheat
Difference = $14.552 billion PROFIT for the Organic Industry.
Some 88% of our top scientists tell us conventional farming methods are safe. It PAYS to SCARE Americans about their food supply. Follow the money.