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Girl Discovers The Importance Of Eating Organic (video)

A young girl named Elise, made a remarkable discovery during a simple science experiment. She wanted to see how long it would take for a sweet potato to grow a vine. Elise waited and watched for weeks and weeks, but her potatoes refused to grow vines. When she asked her grocer why, he suggested she try using unsprayed organic sweet potatoes and see what happens.

Watch this to see what Elise discovers about pesticides on vegetables:

Bud Nip is the name for the plant growth inhibitor, Chlorpropham. The pesticide is used to control grass weeds in alfalfa, lima and snap beans, blueberries, cane berries, carrots, cranberries, ladino clover, garlic, seed grass, onions, spinach, sugar beets, tomatoes, safflower, soybeans, gladioli and woody nursery stock. It is also used to inhibit potato sprouting.

According to the Pesticide Action Network, Chlorpropham is a not classified as a carcinogen. It is toxic to honey bees, which pollinate 30% of the world’s food plants. Lab animals exposed to bud nip had retarded growth, congestion of the spleen and even death.

As the US Congress continues to debate ways to regulate pesticides and restrict the EPA’s ability to protect our food, water and air, I couldn’t help but think that this little girl might just be the best advertisement for eating organic fruits and vegetables, and nipping pesticides like Bud Nip in the bud.

What do you think about Elise’s little experiment?

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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9:40PM PST on Jan 12, 2014

worth a second watch

1:24PM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

3:20AM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

Thanks for sharing this information

8:35AM PDT on Jul 5, 2011

Very interesting!!

11:56AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

tastes better too

9:44PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Good for her!! I would rather eat the potato on the very left...the one without Bud Nip...the one with the most vines growing out of it!

9:44PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Good for her!! I would rather eat the potato on the very left...the one without Bud Nip...the one with the most vines growing out of it!

11:38AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

A little child shall lead them..

6:15PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

ooops...typo...should have said recognizing!

6:15PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Fantastic to see the next generation reconizing the importance of organics. Hopefully they can stop Monsanto!

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