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Adorable Girl Discovers The Shocking Difference Between “Dead” Food And Organic Produce

How long does it take for a fully grown sweet potato to grow vines? A child’s experiment turns into a lesson on the toxins in our food supply, and the importance of locally grown organic food.

This simple school project that Elise carried out involved sticking toothpicks into a sweet potato and suspending it in a glass of water, and then placing it in a sunny place.

But as you’ll see in the video, her first sweet potato failed to grow vines after a full three weeks. Why? Elise will tell you about her discovery:

“What initially started as a simple science experiment quickly evolved into a potential and unintentional piece of evidence in support of the purchase of organic rather than conventional produce.

As Elise so adorably mentioned as a part of her explanation, the conventional sweet potato was sprayed with bud nip, alternatively known as Chlorpropham. Bud nip is just one of the many chemicals widely used in non-organic farming and agriculture.

Bud nip is considered moderately toxic for ingestion, an irritant for the eyes and skin and was responsible for a number of side effects and even death on several of the animals that it was tested on.” CE

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  • Grampa

    I was fortunate to have cousins in Canada that had a dairy farm. As kids from when I was five we went up for the summer every year. I know the difference between real food and the stuff in the store. I drank the milk from the cow I ate the vegetables picked and prepared that day from a garden. strawberries and melons to no end. All this come from a garden with plenty of bugs and a gaggle of goose to eat them. At seventy I can still outwork men half my age. We only need to see who gets the election funding to see who gets the protection it isnt the citizen. We wont see this young lady on the mainstream media. We have hope when we see young people using their brains.
    Grampa

    • Thanks for sharing your story! It’s a bit sad to think about how much has been lost in just a generation.

      But that which has been lost in a generation can also be brought it back in a generation. As long as young people can use their brains for critical thinking and and never stop asking questions there is hope.

  • David Evans

    We use wood to heat our home and we save the ashes which contain some charcoal chunks that are not completely burned. We store the ashes outside in the weather open to rain, snow and ice. About Feburary we spread the ashes and charcoal on the garden, just like my father would do when I was small (late 40s-50s). My garden is rich with charcoal, ash material and other organics. The benefits, to name only a couple are: Charcoal collects and holds harmful chemicals and the ash makes the garden soil easier to work and counteracts acids to help balance the Ph. More later and yes there are some guidelines but mainly “just think and do”.

  • G13man

    So which potato do u all want ,
    I will take the ones in my pantry that odd ball ones that sprout or shrivel w nubs forming – prove it is a bag o true potatoes , and the nub & sprouting eye are planted in the garden .
    YOU all are getting ur garden beds ready aren’t u ?

  • shepherds pearl

    The farmers do not use a sprout suppressor for no good reason. Most root crops are seasonal but the consumer demands product all year round. With out the sprout suppressor all out of season produce would look like the sprouted leafy example shown in the video and it would rot before it got to the consumer. Consumers much prefer to buy “perfect” produce. Blemished or bug bit produce ends up in the dumpster behind the food store. Don’t believe me? Look in the bin behind your local store every day at the same time for two weeks and keep an inventory of what you see.
    Chemicals are expensive to purchase and apply. If the average consumer did not demand “perfect” produce all year round farmers could save a lot of input expense.

    • Ken

      Shepherds Pearl; I want the produce that will not kill me with chemicals before I turn 65. By the way I am 64.

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