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Activity #6 Improving what you eat
To identify ways of avoiding pesticides in foods and discuss other ways of improving farming, gardening and yard care.
Upon being made aware of pesticides issues that may affect our health, it is important to make changes in any way possible. It may be as small as sharing on your knowledge with someone else or as large as changing your diet. All of it, however, is important to improving what we eat, our environment and ultimately our health. One effort in improving foods we consume, besides writing letters to congress, has been the purchasing of organic foods. Organic foods include fruits, herbs and vegetables that have been grown on farms that support and promote proper care of soils and work to eliminate toxic chemicals from the food chain.
The students will visit an organic farm and tour the site to observe the organic farming practices. (They will be encouraged to purchase these foods and make observations and comparisons to what they purchase in the market).
-Write an essay persuading someone to buy organic foods instead of chemically sprayed foods. Provide examples to support your argument.