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Atsue Durrant, right, and her husband Cameron at Base Side Farm Image: BASE SIDE FARM FACEBOOK

Woman puts best foot forward in Japan's farming culture

By Rebecca Bender

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Great to see a positive story. God Speed Durrants.

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I have thought of doing something like that myself, of course "organic farming" is actually less sustainable than conventional farming and the claim that pesticide-free dried corn is a "healthy alternative" to store bought popcorn is just pure nonsense. Without using any fungicides on corn there is probably a lot of fusarium infection resulting in deoxynivalenol (DON mycotoxin) which is something you best not eat. Japan has very strict limits on DON in popcorn sold in supermarkets.

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Nice as a hobby. But Japan needs much more professional farmers with high productivity to feed its population.

Good luck for expansion.

I myself like to grow vegetables and fruits in my 200 square meter garden.

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Good to see more articles like this JT on biracial couples doing business.

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We need more dairy & beef farming here and fewer handouts to inefficient rice farmers. Good luck to these two.

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