|Chemical companies cause and treat health problems|
Visiting North American author and health researcher Dr Arden B. Andersen, D.O., Ph.D. draws a direct link between agriculture, the production of food, and the maintenance of health.
“Disease starts in the soil,” says Dr Arden, “Sick soil cannot produce healthy crops and sick crops cannot provide the nutrition required for people to be healthy”.
Speaking in New Zealand recently Dr. Arden said many people abroad are starving to death on full stomachs because the foods they are eating are deficient or devoid of the nutrients their bodies need for good health.
Referring to the role of the chemical companies in the food industry, Dr. Andersen said that people eating nutritionally deficient food inevitably develop related diseases, just as the plants they ate did when “rescued” from nature’s system by the chemicals that the chemical fertiliser companies applied.
And then when the people need rescuing from the diseases they contracted from the nutritionally deficient plants, they turn to the self-same chemical companies responsible for the plants’ condition. “It is a great business plan if you are in the chemical business,” he said.
The problems of our food production system are rooted in man’s mismanagement of soil and crop nutrition. And pointing to the best system to remedy the problem he said, “The laws of nature are brilliant - if we would only apply them!”
Referring to statistics he had collected, Dr. Andersen said that though pesticide use has increased by 13 times since WWII, crop loss due to insect pests has doubled. “And crop yield per metric tonne of fertiliser spread, especially nitrogen, has decreased over the past 25 years,” he said.
“Nitrogen use is only about 50% efficient, resistant weeds, diseases and insects abound and soil erosion is historically at it’s worst!”