Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Importance of Eating Organic

In October, the US Environmental Protection Agency granted temporary approval for use of methyl iodide, a highly toxic fumigant favored by large-scale strawberry and other fruit growers to sterilize soil ahead of planting.

Read this article by Tom Philpott about the threats we still face from highly toxic pesticides used in the U.S.

This article also serves as an important reminder that eating conventionally grown (i.e. not organic) endangers not only your family, but all those who come into contact with your food before it reaches you, including farm workers and their families, residents of agricultural communities, and the millions of species that share the soil in which its grown.

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