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Guest Blog: Mark From Ironwill, On Pesticides & Buying Organic

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

By Mark Scherzer – Ironwill Kids

Mark’s Pointers For Buying Organic

On Pesticides

One of the areas we cover in our Ironwill Kids program is the importance of learning where food comes from and how it’s grown. This allows us to make informed choices that can lead to better health and a safer environment. We discuss how healthy soil is made up of organic matter and explore methods for controlling bugs without the use of pesticides.

As I’m sure you’re aware, a lot of our fruit and vegetables are sprayed with chemicals to keep the insects away, and this practice has health consequences. For instance, there are studies that link exposure to pesticides with ADHD in children. This leads to the obvious question — as parents, what can we do? (more…)