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Letter: Buy organic produce, not the poison stuff
First Published Aug 01 2014 05:11 pm • Last Updated Aug 01 2014 05:11 pm

Start buying organic, for your health, the environment, and the love of everyone around you. (Especially make sure your berries and leafy greens are organic.)

Our minds have been perverted so that now "conventional produce" means produce that has been poisoned with inorganic chemicals. Presently, and since the latter half of the 20th century, the kind of produce that everyone since the dawn of humanity has eaten is labeled as something special, extravagant, and demanding: organic, meaning it is or once was alive.

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Pesticides and herbicides are poison, and our politicians, even if they wanted to stop the current horrendous agricultural practices, are helpless against the Goliath companies such as Monsanto and their multi-million dollar lobbying groups.

It’s sad to write, but the only power you have in the United States of Big Corporations is your spending power. If everyone stopped buying poisoned produce, then poisoned produce would cease to exist in our markets.

Tala Bjergo

Salt Lake City

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