Plants and Pesticides Experiment

It’s a great science experiment for kids, but a sobering message for parents.

What kind of future are we giving to our children?

"Only 5–10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90–95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle."

lettuce experiment with ink dyes

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2515569/

Plants aren’t just coated with pesticides.

"90% of lettuce tests positive for 47 different pesticides and 57 different chemical residues."

http://www.pesticideinfo.org/DS.jsp?sk=13045

The bottom line:

Plants soak up pesticides.

And no amount of washing is going to remove substances that are embedded in their tissues.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/systemic-pesticides-zm0z10zrog.aspx

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