Organic Potato or Pesticide Sprayed Potato, Which Would You Rather Eat?
For anyone who questions the validity of organic food, here’s something a little different and totally fascinating: See how a child’s experiment with a sweet potato reveals the real damage caused by a pesticide.
Elise decided to undertake an experiment to see how long it took before a potato sprouted. She and her grandmother purchased a sweet potato from a supermarket. They placed the potato in a glass of water and waited, and waited and waited. After three weeks there was no change, no sprouting at all. Elise bought another potato and waited, and waited, and waited. Again after three weeks nothing had happened. So she returned to the store and spoke with the produce manager who explained that those sweet potatoes would never sprout as they had been sprayed with a pesticide called ‘Bud Nip’(aka Chlorpropham).
The manager suggested Elise use an organic potato instead. After one month the potato had sprouted – rather feebly. In the meantime Elise and her family went to a local organic market and took home a potato sold there. After one week, well, “Look at it now!” says Elise. The locally grown organic potato had sprouted exuberantly – healthy roots and a jungle of healthy shoots – watch the video to see the difference!
This clever little girl decided to research ‘Bud Nip’ online. What she tells us is this: “Bud Nip is a chemical they put on vegetables. They also spray Bud Nip on blueberries, carrots, onions, spinach, tomatoes, beetroot and cranberries.” The pesticide is clearly a systemic insecticide: it spreads throughout the whole of the vegetable or fruit. You cannot wash it off. When you eat the fruit, you eat the pesticide.
According to Elise, chlorpropham can kill animals that have been tested with it, and can cause tumours. She ends her presentation by advising us: “With all of the chemicals, no wonder so many people are getting diagnosed with cancer.”
Filed under: Organic Farming
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