I met an organic farmer at the Green Living Show in Toronto a few weeks back who said sludge is being sprayed over crops as fertilizers.
“they don’t even hide it” he says. “everyone in the area knows”.
The average Ontario farmer earns $-15,000 / year, yes that’s a negative, so when the city passes by offering free biosolids they have difficulty saying no. Biosolid is processed sludge. At times farmers are paid by the city to accept.
Here’s where the problems lie. Chemicals we consume are now being found in our crops and meat. Pharmaceuticals, steroids, flame-retardants, metals, hormones and human pathogens, among other things.
So the fire retardants that are in your couch, mattress, carpet, tv and computer plastics are now being found in cows since they eat the crop grown with biosolids.
If you think you’re safe, think again.
What goes around comes around. Sleep tight people.
Reason #67 to eat organic.