Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Systemic solutions for a sustainable future? (3)

An orchid could look
more enchanting
when showered with
 organic spirit.
On yet another occassion, with yet another colleague,
I went do surveillance on an orchid farm.

Same drill, abuse of pesticide observed.
According to this colleague,
because orchid is not for consumption,
there is no penalty on abuse of pesticides.

Hence, according to him,
these orchids are constantly sprayed with pesticides
to ensure the flowers are "perfect" looking.
-- constant = sprayed daily or every other day.

My colleague also mentioned that
the orchid farm workers were not supposed
to do spraying without the presence of their supervisor.
Because under the relevant rules,
spraying can only be done by a personel
who went through pesticide training and offered a licence
or under supervision by the licenced personel.

Without the presence of the licenced personel,
the workers who knows nothing much about the pesticides,
are likely to overdose and mishandle the pesticides...

Altho' orchids are not meant for consumption,
the pesticide applied directly harms environment
and indirectly compromise the survival of mankind.

A simple reflection here:
once the 'bug' (pesticide) is in the system,
a lot of funny problems will occur.
And these problems are almost unpredictable

Why not remove the bug once and for all?
by supporting Organic Living?

Kee Yew

{Learning Holistic Wellness for Wisdom and Compassion}

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