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D.D.T. - A Vinagro Historical Perspective

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The sustainable evolution of the Vinagro's revolution against pollution.   This is not something that was made up today, but that my father, Louis L. Vinagro, started with one pig in the 1950's.

WHO IS Responsible for WHAT THREE GENERATIONS HAVE DEVELOPED ;(HISTORY OF LOU JR.) ( THE NATURALIST ) (why me ?)

TIME : MID-WINTER 1951. I WAS CONCEIVED, ON A COW FARM , DURNING THIS TIME , COW-FARMER'S. WOULD LET THEIR COWS GRAZE ,FEAD BALED HAY, SILAGE OR CORN STALKS TO THE COWS,( after the vegetable farmer's, pick off the ears for the public ). THIS WOULD KEEP THEM IN GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION .THIS FREE FEED WAS USED AS A FILLER ,TO KEEP THE COWS. PRODUCING MORE MILK, MORE MILK MEANS MORE MONEY

MAKES SENSE : STOP (,NOW THINK ABOUT IT ) WOULD YOU FEED FREE FOOD, TO SAVE MONEY,AND KEEP YOUR COWS PRODUCING . IF IT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE PUBLIC ,ITS GOOD "ENOUGH ,FOR YOUR COWS . THAT SOUNDS RIGHT. WELL IF YOUR Answer WAS YES ,YOUR. WROUNG BECAUSE, AT THAT TIME ,THE COW STARTED TO LOSE PRODUCTION, LOU SR. COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG .?

HE CALLED ALL THE TOP VETERINARIANS IN THIS AREA.

DR. ERNEST FINOCCHIO : THE GRANDFATHER OF DR. Ernest finocchio , (THE DIRECTOR OF S.P.C.A. )DECLEARED IT WAS POISON.( not knowing it was D.D.T.

THAT CAUSE THE PROBLEM. THIS WAS MY FIRST ENVIRONMENTAl LESSON. ( GOOD-BAD OR OTHER WAYS )

THIS WAS THE END OF THE "DAIRY BUSINESS;"

(RESEARCH ): NOW CLOSE THE DOORS: (because)

THE COWS ARE OUT OF THE BARN

1972,,E.P.A BAN THE USED OF D.D.T. IN THIS COUNTRY .

IN THE YEAR Of 1958 ,D.D.T .WAS AT IT'S PEAK .

THEY WERE CALLING IT. ORGANOCHLORINE INSECTICIDES.

ALMOST 700,000 TON WAS USED IN THE U.S. FOR CROPS

AS A INSECTICIDE, IN APPROXIMATELY A THIRTY YEAR PERIOD.

D.D.T. CAN TAKE UP TO 15 YEARS FOR IT TO BREAK DOWN

ENVIRONMENTALLY.

NOW ;ABOUT EDIBLE POISON :THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHAT HAPPEN TO THE COWS BEFORE AND AFTER THEY WENT FOR SLAUGHTER .NOW ,AT THIS TIME,I WAS ONLY (5) YEARS OLD AND CAN'T RECALL, THE COWS BUT I REMEMBER HEARING ABOUT D.D.T.

NOW: SUMMER OF 2013. THINKING BACK (55)YEARS OF THE STORIES ABOUT D.D.T.

AFTER THE E.P.A. MADE IT ILLEGAL,

BECAUSE OF THE LOVE OF LIFE: I THINK ABOUT THE COWS. THEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN

TO THE PEOPLE WHO EAT THE MEAT. I WONDER IF YOU COULD TASTE A DIFFERENCE..? ( I though of this until the. )

 

SUMMER OF 2013 NOW THUR RESEARCE I DISCOVERED IT HAS NO TASTE ,AND ALMOST ODORLESS. BUT IT IS VERY CONTAMINATED

 

WITH D.D.T. THERE MUST BE SOMEONE RESPONSIBLE,BUT WHO?

(1) MAYBE MY FATHER

2) THE FARMER WHOM-GAVE THE CORN STALKS

. (3) THE MULTI MILLION DOLLAR CHEMICAL COMPANY,

(4)THE GOVERNMENT FOR ALLOWING D.D.T. TO BE USED ,WITHOUT PROPER TESTING .

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NOTE: I WAS BORN NOVEMBER (6) 1951

THEIR WERE NO DEPARTMENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT.

EXCEPT : FISH AND GAME

AT THAT TIME , E.P.A. WAS THE ONLY DEPARTMENT . I KNOW. BECAUSE MY FATHER TOLD ME. Of. HOW IT WAS DURING THE YEARS OF HIS AGRICULTURE VENTURE;

 

NOTE: TIME: SPRING 1974

 

NOW :FIRST HAND WHILE I WAS VEGETABLE / HOG FARMING AND WAS FORCE IN TO THE TRASH INDUSTRY , BECAUSE OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE WASTE INDUSTRY . I STARTED IN THE TRASH BUSINESS . NOW, BECAUSE OF (what I call ). THE THROWAWAY SOCIETY.

THIS CHANGED EVERYTHING .THE NEW RULES AND REGS FORCED THE PUBLIC TO MIX. THEIR TRASH WITH ( food waste / tablet Scraps/ GARBAGE IN TO (20) GALLON CANS . THIS PRODUCE A NEW USELESS PRODUCK, CALLED ,WASTE. THIS STARTED A NEW INDUSTRY ". CALL SOILD WASTE " THIS HAPPENED IN LATE 60s .THIS NEW POLITICAL DECISION ,FORCED ALMOST ALL OF THE HOG FARMS,OUT OF BUSINESS .

 

 

 

 

THE EFFECT OF D.D.T , MILK PRODUCTION STEADILY DECLINED AND WAS THE END OF THE DAIRY BUSINESS. NOW WITH AGRICULTURE

IN HIS BLOOD, HE BOUGHT (1) PIG AND THEN I WAS BORN .ON A HOG FARM 1951, AND AS I MATURE, I CONTINUE TO DEVELOP , THE LARGEST MOST MODERN

HOG FACILITY IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND-AND ALL OF NEW ENGLAND.

SOLID WASTE , EDUCATED IN RECYCLING , MASTERING IN THE ART OF VARIOUS WORLD GREEN ENERGY )CARRIED OUT THE FAMILY TRADITION AND THEN BECAME LARGEST MODERN-DAY COMPUTERIZED TOTAL AUTOMATIC FEEDING SYSTEM / Self-cleaning and watering HOG FARM WITH 4000 PIG AND THE CAPABILITY OF GOING TO 10,000. THAT WAS BACK IN THE EARLY 80s,this gave me the tile of the LARGEST HOG FARM IN THE STATE. OF RHODE ISLAND, AND NOW 33 years LATER,COMING FULL CIRCLE, IN THE YEAR OF 2013 ( DUE TO THE NEW REGULATIONS )THAT ARE COMING FORWARD THIS (Green FOOD SCRAPE- WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE WASTE STREAM AGAIN, (DUE TO. THE, THROW AWAY SOCIETY AND THIS WILL BE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO Go TO THE LANDFILL , NOW, WITH A YOUND WOMEN ,LAWER FROM ST .LOUIS ,PLUS A ENVIRONMENT PLANNER GIVES ME ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO REBUILD AND RECOVER THE

MONDEN HOG FAUCILY TO ACCOMMODATE THE CHANGING TIMES

OF,,THEGREEN. ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT,

TO REVERT THE TROW AWAY SOCIETY FROM THE 60s WHICH

I. LIVED THROUGH AND EXPERIENCE, FIRST HAND,

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