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Nip it in the Bud – Vote with your wallet

I have said it time and time again. Vote with your wallet. Be it Boycott, embargo or whatever, it works.  Money talks. We eat and drink to stay alive therefore we should eat and drink good things. Chlorpropham, or ‘Bud Nip’ is a bad thing and it should be avoided. We definitely should not be eating it and it definitely should be on your personal boycott list.

Bud Nip is virtually in all conventionally grown potatoes. It is also sprayed on kale, peaches, celery, broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, apples and God knows what else. Bud Nip is almost exclusively manufactured in mainland China so an effective personal boycott means selecting certified organic produce in place of produce sprayed with Bud Nip. Unfortunately this may have an adverse effect on conventional growers but eventually growers will adapt to market demands and products like Bud Nip will wane. This is a good thing.

I have witnessed potato crops being sprayed with Bud Nip. Believe me you do not want to be downwind. I have seen potato crops sprayed with defoliants and desiccants. Defoliants like ‘Reglone’ and ‘Redi-Pik’ are designed so a conventional grower can harvest a little earlier and not have to deal with foliage during harvest thus getting the product to market as quick as possible with little regard for quality. Purely profit driven. We are eating this stuff. Not good. Not good at all and it needs to stop. Vote with your wallet.

This brilliant young lady is a splendid example of what I mean:

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