Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm

Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm

Organic practices help reduce Chemicals residue, We are doing Much more for food Safety:

Starting Our New Year 2019, not New Year resolutions, But a list of what we do for “Food Safety” Week #2 Plant Health

Each week for the next 7 weeks we shall address how Country Taste Farm address “Food Safety”
1.       Soil Health
2.       Plant Health
3.       Employee Training
4.       Harvest
5.       Produce Sanitation
6.       Packaging
7.       Delivery to end user

Early Season Tomatoes Grown in High Tunnel

Week #2 Plant Health

Can Plant disease make people sick? In most cases, the answer is no. The fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes that cause disease in plants are very different from those that cause disease in humans and other animals. Eating or touching an infected plant would not infect us with the same pathogen that is making the plant sick.
However, produce from sick plants often has a flavor or texture very different from healthy produce, so eating it may not be desirable anyway, it may be best to avoid diseased produce. Unless the disease is merely a superficial spot (such as sooty blotch and flyspeck on an apple).
In general, pathogens that infect plants cannot infect people. You are not likely to catch a disease from working with diseased plants in your garden. Garden produce from a sick plant is generally safe to eat, although it may not be desirable. Avoid eating moldy or rotten produce, though, as some fungi and bacteria can produce toxic compounds.
Country Taste Farm uses OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) Listed Products for Disease control not always completely effective but organic products are safer for Humans.

"Know Your Farmer Know Your Food"