Much is made today - in some circles - of the problems with conventional farming's use of chemicals.
Research shows that the chemicals are harmful to humans who work in farming or who eat the farmer's fruit.
Our observation is a little different...and a stronger argument against not only the overuse of chemicals in farming, but also against some of it's practices.
Our observation is that the main focus of farming should not be on increasing crop yields, or on fixing the weed problem, or on killing the insect pests.
The overriding goal of farming should be to increase the quality of the crop.
After all, isn't the purpose of the crop to provide nutrition for those of us who eat it?