Monday, May 17, 2010

The Cost of "Modern" Agriculture

Children exposed to higher levels of a type of pesticide found in trace amounts on commercially grown fruit and vegetables are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than children with less exposure, a nationwide study suggests. (

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This article once again shows how important what we are doing on campus really is. This opportunity to produce food that is healthy and does not actually do harm to us is really something special. As a society we need to move away from pesticides and chemical fertilizers and go back to the effective natural and organic methods that have been working for thousands of years. This year has proven to students that you can successfully grow food without consuming costly and environmentally destructive products. We need to realize what major producers are really doing to the food they manufacture, and think about the transportation required to get food from the farm to our plate.

Think, Live, Shop, and Eat ORGANIC

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