On Tuesday, nearly 400 farm workers in Peru became sick after inhaling pesticides sprayed on a nearby field, CNN reports. The chemical was sprayed just hours before the workers arrived, and after breathing the fumes they became ill with dizziness, vomiting and pain. Most were discharged from the hospital Tuesday after receiving treatment. For the full story, click here.
This story illustrates that pesticides have a strong impact, especially on the workers who must do their jobs near such harsh chemicals. By eating organic, you are supporting organic farmers and helping workers to avoid handling pesticides. This takes those chemicals out of the equation completely – so you don’t eat them, farmers don’t handle them and the environment doesn’t have to absorb them. It’s a win-win-win situation.
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