THE ORGANIC SCAM!
By Uwe Paschen.
I have been working with Farmers and have been farming my self for a long time, knowing this business rather well. Now I am an ardent defender of the environment and Animals as well as plants rights. Believing that we need to give back at least as much as we take and show respect, especially to those Animals and plants we eat to sustain our self!
Now most Farmers I know do the best they can even if not always perfect, they actually care and work hard, trying to do the best job they can given the tools they have.
Every now and then I come across a careless Farmer or even a dangerous farmer, that should not even be allowed to farm and maybe even trilled for crimes against nature and Animals alike.
The Daichi Farm is such a farm and Mister Daichi is such a farmer that should no longer be allowed to farm even less use the terms of Organic Farming.
The k-daichi web page is rather well done and sounds great the reason I went to see him, hopping to find another model organic farmer. However what I fund was a big disappointment of how things should not be done. I was so angered that I would have liked arresting him for cruelty to animals and miss management of a Farm that he inherit from his Father. The Man should there for know what he is doing and cannot claim ignorance.
Daichi is great business Man and talker, he knows how to handle the media and the Government as well as the public, however he does not do such a great job Farming.
Some of the Animals where suffering for at least a couple of month from food root to the point that they could no longer walk nor stand up. Others where infested with parasites leaving them scouring without treatment, even in organic agriculture we can use homeopathic medications to treat deceased animals and if needed one should treat the animal with conventional medicine and mark it as non organic before letting it suffer endlessly. Some of the Sheep and Goats had on his farm should have been put down, such was their state of health.
This Farmer wants the Government to let him take control over all the farm land in Japan that is no longer being farmed du to farmers retiring and not having a succession.
On the other hand we have endless young people that would love to have a chance of becoming a farmer yet lack the financial backing to do so!
It would be far better to create a Government program promoting small family farms doing a great job and giving the young generation a chance to grow than to let a farmer like Daichi keep on Farming and get his hands on even more land and life stock to leave them tortured.
The Laws and the public needs to be far more vigilant stopping this form of Barbary! After seeing the life stock I took a closer look at his farm and his crops, since he claimed to be Organic and sold his products at a high price, I wanted to make sure this claim was in deed true. I fund fields without any sign of weeds nor any sign of pulling weeds, more suggesting the use of herbicides and pest controlling chemical.
As I looked at his machinery it was carelessly rotting away leaving oil and full entering the ground water, new machinery was in the shed, suggesting that this farmer had more than to much money inherited or fro government subsidies.
I was hopping to find a model Organic Farmer, in stead I fund a criminal Farmer as I would put it and was greatly disappointed.
This was another learning experience and one more prove that big business and good stuardship do not mix. Small is better even though I had hope to find an Organic Farmer that could be a large well of Farmer and do a great jog at the same time as Mr Daichi claimed he was. I just hope that the Organic board will now take a very close look at there so called Organic Farm.
However this storm will blow over as well and if the public odes not start to be vigilant they will be more abuse miss use of the term Organic in the future!