Potential health hazards are tied to sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in animal production, and pesticide and nitrate contamination of water and food. Farm workers are poisoned in fields, toxic residues are found on foods, and certain human and animal diseases have developed resistance to currently used antibiotics. There is no such thing as a safe or environmental PESTicide or an HERBicide. All ‘cides kill living things. That is right there in the name “-cide” means it kills something.
Pesticides are used to kill fungus, bacteria and insects that attack crops used in food production. Chemical pesticides, used in conventional, non-organic farming, have been linked to cancer, allergies, birth defects, Alzheimer’s and many disorders.
Of the 25 most common commercial pesticides:
- 6 disrupt normal hormonal function
- 10 harm reproductive organs
- 7 cause genetic damage
- 5 harm the nervous system
- 18 harm the skin, eyes and lungs,
- about half of them are made from carcinogens.
In fact some of the most toxic chemical compounds we know about – known as Persistent Organic.
Pollutants – are found in our food. The most famous of these is DDT. Like plastic, these toxins don’t occur naturally, they don’t decompose quickly and, essentially, they just don’t go away.
We have an alternative!
Growing crops inside of a self contained unit provides the perfect atmosphere for a bug-free, disease free environment.