Pesticides Possibly Causing ADHD and Autism
Pesticides smother our food. By purchasing non-organic food you are saying that you are ok with consuming chemicals that are used to kill the bugs that might be eating that food you just ate. Why is organic food so much more expensive then non-organic food when its healthier for us? Instead of distributing 10 to 30 billion dollars a year subsidising farms that are producing food that is full of pesticides and chemicals why doesn’t the government use that money to subsidise the organic farms that are producing pesticide and chemical free food? The attitude of, “I’ve been eating pesticide covered food for my entire life, so there’s no point in switching over now,” is plain stupidity. The pesticide that is being used in California on strawberries has been found to cause neurological damage. There are new studies being done that are showing possibilities that the pesticides and herbicides used on non-organic foods could be a cause of ADHD and Autism.
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