As many people start to pickle, preserve and can their harvest for another year, have you ever wondered how the fields of vegetable crops that supply our stores and markets are grown?
Far from images of lush, rural pastures – modern farming methods often lean heavily on pesticides, herbicides, and complex irrigation methods.
What’s in the Water?
The presence of chemical growing agents is well known, but what about the municipal water systems that nourish the crops?
After a tragic outbreak of E-coli erupted earlier this year that left five people dead and 197 sick from around three dozen states, a spotlight started to shine on the …