Thanks to the disinformation campaign of the organic lobby, people have really started to bumble up what the word sustainable means. There are a lot of people who think that being environmentally friendly automatically means organic and that it also means “sustainable.” What does sustainable really mean to begin with?
This definition clearly shows that we can’t equate sustainability to mean organic. I would have to say that working the lands for 40 years and still growing fruit is definitely sustainable. Farmers that grow know this. They use all methods of farming to keep them going. Being able to farm year after year is indeed sustainable. It would have to be my dad and all the other multi generation papaya farmers across our state are definitely doing something sustainable!