What Are We Putting in Our Food? This 9-Year-Old Girl’s Simple Science Experiment Will Shock You


The issue of organic food versus industrial, pesticide laden crops is a contentious one.  While some say that the world’s population can not be fed with traditional agricultural methods, natural growth advocates point to ever-growing health risks and environmental problems associated with  industrial farming. 

But what exactly do these chemicals used in agriculture do to our food? How do they affect our bodies?

A sweet 9-year-old girl conducted a simple experiment on sweet potatoes. The experiment is so simple, and the results so striking, it is hard not to pause and consider the price of industrial agriculture.

What are your thoughts after seeing this? Comment below. 


  • eyelashviper

    Out of the mouths of babes…
    Hope she got an A for this.

  • AskandTell

    Wow….has more of an impact than even scientists.

  • RadicalElation

    This little girl’s “project” is more artificial than “Bud Nip”.

    Actual research, beyond what mommy’s 5 minute Googling turns up, is far more conclusive.

    “The Agency (EPA) has classified chlorpropham in Group E (evidence of non-carcinogenicity for humans) under the Agency’s cancer classification guidelines.”

    “EPA has assessed the dietary risk posed by chlorpropham. When risk was estimated based on tolerance level residues of 30 ppm on potatoes, the Anticipated Residue Concentration (ARC) for the overall U.S. population represents 42% of the Reference Dose (RfD). The RfD is the amount believed not to cause adverse effects if consumed daily over a 70-year lifetime.”

    Any idea how much chlorpropham is regularly found on foods in frequent residue testing by the FDA?
    The range is from .0001 to 2.760 PPM, at a rate of occurrence of 8% . Even at the HIGHEST AMOUNT found in testing of pesticide residue on foods, it’s still less than 1/10 of the tolerance level that’s safe to eat daily over a lifetime of 70 years.

  • positively49thstreet

    I was more perturbed to hear dead piglets were being fed to their mothers. This is insanity…these meat producers think they can turn animals into cannibals and NOT cause some kind of horrible disease with such disgusting practices.

    HSUS: With this investigation, we shine a spotlight on the disease epidemic
    now coursing through the North American pig population and how factory
    farm operators are feeding ground-up piglets to sows or, as an
    alternative, feeding them diarrhea, in an attempt to build some immunity
    among the survivors.

    http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2014/02/cannibalism-and-the-non-walking-dead.html?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=humanenation


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