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Pesticides in agriculture; there is another way

Read more at: Over 320 pesticides can be routinely used in non-organic farming. Some remain in the food we eat...

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Comment by Lissa on January 29, 2017 at 17:44

I still get surprised when I give away organic home grown food and the recipient comments on the appearance (ie not perfect). I used to be the same, I know, but it's been years since I accepted that food can look less perfect than the stuff sold in shops. Our cook at work is terrific - she will take anything I bring in and put it to good use.

Comment by Christa on January 29, 2017 at 15:51

Scary though what he said about the same companies owning the pesticides and the seeds.  We should learn to eat more fruit and veggies with marks on the food.  I would rather find a grub and cut it out than eat food that has been repeatedly sprayed with pesticide. 

Comment by Lissa on January 29, 2017 at 14:06

Some people are just good at putting thoughts into words, like this man. 

Comment by Rob Collings on January 29, 2017 at 12:22

Great video Lissa.

Comment by Lissa on January 29, 2017 at 5:58

Sensible straight talking farmer.

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