Food you buy in the supermarkets is most grown and treated with pesticides and not so organic fertilisers. In some cases some vegetables (e.g. Pumpkins and Trombone) been in growers’ cool rooms for months. I know a family whose friends have a market garden. They were given vegetables taken out of the coolroom while they were there. I know a shop on the south coast near Victor Harbour that sells only fruit and vegetables from certified organic market gardens. 99% of it is grown in their local area. They also sell milk from cows that live nearby where no pesticides are used. The only fruit from interstate is tropical fruit that will not grow in SA. They also grow some of their own vegetables. Their animals dig and loosen the soil and eat the weeds. They are fed the food scraps + leaves that the birds have attacked.

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Published 18th October 2019

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