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

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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  • 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.

    • http://facebook Ken

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

  • LAS Sutherland

    Video was removed !!!

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