One of my favorite seasons of the year is spring. Time to gather all the gardening tools, choose
which fruits and vegetables to grow, and transplant all the seedlings into planter boxes. I enjoy watching all the plants to see the new shoots pushing through the soil and the seedlings transform into larger plants.
It may be hard to imagine that before 1970, a factory could spew black clouds of toxic smoke into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into waterways with little notice given. It was perfectly legal back then, and industries could not be taken to court to stop it. Our cars ran on leaded gasoline. Exhaust emissions hung in the air and created smog and exacerbated people’s respiratory conditions including emphysema, asthma, and bronchitis.
When I read that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was going to make tougher regulations to the organic food industry, my first thought was that more regulation and more […]