“Organic is not an inspiration, it’s a choice of life. Nature is a pure balance, which we all need to protect. Profit above respect is man at his ignorant best.” – Philip Wildbore, Owner and Designer of Monkee Genes
The advance of agriculture to achieve a high yield, low workforce orientated crop has not been achieved without a huge violation to the natural world.
Over 1 million people are hospitalised every year caused by direct contact with pesticides.
The world environmental agency has recently concluded the harmful effect on the bee population from these toxic pesticides and artificial fertilisers, which they previously denied.
This is as irresponsible as allowing someone in America to buy an unlimited amount of bullets from a Walmart suggesting it has no significance with the mass homicides happening in schools across the country.
The ability of the worm to reproduce is irreversibly damaged by the pesticides. Worms eat the rotting vegetable matter and turn it into top soil which is the catalyst for strong and healthy growth.
40% of the chemicals used in pesticides have been confirmed by the World Health Organisation as highly toxic which pollutes the water table.
Reasons to be Cheerful!
Here at Monkee Genes we don’t want to mess with nature, we want to work with it.
Organic farms remove the use of these expensive and harmful pesticides and artificial fertilisers by promoting crop rotation on a three year cycle.
They also reintroduce hedgerows that attract birds, other insects and bees that eat the pests and pollinate the crops. Hedgerows also produce the vegetation that forms natural compost.
The cost of extra labour needed is balanced by avoiding the use of expensive pesticides and artificial fertilisers which ultimately leads to a diminished and unhealthy workforce caused by the chemicals.
It’s time to lobby governments into financially supporting organic associations – balanced by reduced hospitals bills.
By not supporting this form of ‘fast-farming’ you are contributing to the solution of many widespread issues such as decontaminating the water table and saving the fish population.
You will be making an incalculable difference to your own health by not consuming food made in these toxic conditions.
Organic is a choice, which is why we choose to tell this story through our jeans.
A recent conclusion made by the WHO announced the harmful effect on the bee population from these toxic pesticides and artificial fertilisers, something they had previously denied.
Bees are important as they pollinate our crops, but around the world many types of bees are in decline, if not extinct. Unfortunately, bees don’t know a good flower to a toxic one.
Bees aren’t the only ones in danger; the ability of the worm to reproduce is also irreversibly damaged by the pesticides. Worms are crucial in maintaining the top soil, a catalyst for strong and healthy growth of the crop.
No Blood, No Sweat, No Tears.