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[1] 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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