Saturday, April 30, 2011

Demand organic products in your cafeterias and canteens

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Reunion
Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
Every year throughout the world about 3 million people are poisoned by, and 200,000 die from, pesticides. In fact, today these products are between 10 and 100 times more toxic than they were in the 1970s. A common way for pesticides to affect human health is for chemicals to seep into groundwater supplies, which provide the bulk of our drinking water. since it takes several centuries for these supplies to be replaced, this contamination poses a grave threat. Therefore, practicing less-polluting agricultural methods also safeguards the future of our drinking water supplies.

Organic food has a place in educational institutions and places of business: Help your child's school and cafeteria at your workplace to buy more organic and locally grown products.
- from the book '365 Ways to Save the Earth' by Philippe Bourseiller

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