Not to be argumentative…

…but I’m still getting a fair number of emails from folks about the agriculture posts from last week, a surprising number of them about pesticide use and health. I can’t speak to them with any real authority, and at any rate, I’m more of a GMO man myself (though I should say that many GMO crops still require the application of some chemicals). However there are a couple statistics out there that might add some perspective to the discussion. For example: the total number of deaths ever connected to pesticide residues in conventionally-raised produce: 0. And then there’s my favorite: the total number of good, strong cups of coffeehouse coffee it takes to put back the carcinogens you save from eating organic for a year: 1. Kind a makes you think, eh? Or not…back to our regularly scheduled programming.

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