posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 12:52 AM
reply to post by loam
This is epic...on so many levels.
First, we have the young one, learning about the importance of the basics of organics.
Yeah, organics! Those tubers were not sprayed with "bud nip".
She is so far ahead of the game already!
Then, she has already understanding the dangers of herbicides!
Not only that, this girl puts those on dancing with the stars to shame!
She got a write up in Mother Earth News!
With the help of her grandma, Elise buys a sweet potato each from three different sources: one from the grocery store, one “organically”
labeled from the same grocery store, and one from Roots, a certified organic food market. Each sweet potato is placed in a glass of water in order to
track its cultivation of vine sprouts and growth.
The first sweet potato, the one from the grocery store, does not sprout any vines after three weeks. The second one sprouts a “wimpy, little vine”
after over a month. The third sweet potato, the one bought from Roots, flourishes with cascading, healthy green sweet potato vines after just one
What seems like an innocent fourth-grade science project is actually an informative and effective account of the effects of a commonly used chemical
herbicide called “bud nip.” The produce man at the grocery store informs Elise that the first potato won’t sprout any sweet potato vines because
it has been sprayed with bud nip. According to the Pesticide Action Network, the dangers of bud nip include toxicity to amphibians and honeybees,
important pollinators of crops we eat every day. Bud nip can be found on potatoes, kale, peaches, broccoli and other common fruits and vegetables.
Read more: www.motherearthnews.com...
edit on 15-8-2011 by burntheships because: (no reason given)