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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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