Why do we use all organic inputs?
It is important to understand what all goes into the things that we consume, whether its food, or herbs. When we consume herbs and produce, there are wonderful medicinal properties that come from these plants that benefit our wellbeing and we can’t use these plants for their health promoting properties if they have been tainted with synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or fungicides.
These chemicals are not only toxic to our health, but to the environment as well. For example, a heavily used herbicide that is used in conventional farming as a weed killer is glyphosate. Glyphosate is known to cause cancer, disrupt endocrine functions, impair cerebral functioning, and it is known to be toxic to our cells (cytotoxic) and shown to damage our DNA and chromosomes (genotoxic) (Which also causes cancer) (Peillex, Pelletier, 2020).
The crazy thing is this herbicide is also very harmful for the environment and all the things we share the environment with, including us. When the rain washes away glyphosate, it doesn’t just “go away”. It is washed into the surrounding soil and eventually finds its way into our waterways. This harmful herbicide has the same effects that it does to our health as well as animals and even aquatic life. It is toxic to all living cells, hence the cytotoxic and genotoxic effects!
I think it's important to understand the impact that negative farming practices can have on our overall health, as well as the environment.
This was another reason for me starting a hemp farm and knowing what goes into the plants/products from seed to harvest. I want to ensure that my family, as well as your family, are getting the most from our plants (and products). We are using these cannabinoids for their medicinal value that they have to offer us, and the last thing we want to consume is products/herbs that have been tainted with chemicals because of poor farming practices.
We farm with true intentions, from our family to yours. We make sure quality is never lost from seed to bottle. I can’t stress how important it is to know your farmer and understand what goes into the things that we consume.
Cindy Peillex & Martin Pelletier (2020) The impact and toxicity of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides on health and immunity, Journal of Immunotoxicology, 17:1, 163-174, DOI: 10.1080/1547691X.2020.1804492