There was a commentary in The New York Times last month, that should be a wake-up call for all of us. Our food supply has become so tainted with loads of chemicals and pesticides, making maintaining a normal weight and staying healthy, a real challenge.
Mark Bittman begins his commentary:
How quickly we forget.
After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides and our exposure to them — only to see their application grow and grow to the point where American agriculture uses more of them than ever before.
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