New Mexico Pest Management Association
The Baby Boom generation holds a lot of distinctions, but one you may not have thought about is this ... Baby Boomers are the first generation to grow up eating food treated with pesticides. Synthetic chemical pesticides were introduced in the 1940s, when our nation needed to produce more food to feed the post-war babies. Pesticides protected crops from harmful bugs and plant diseases. Their use by farmers helped ensure both the quality and quantity of the food supply.
These early pesticides have been greatly improved. Crop protection chemicals now used by farmers are safer and degrade much more quickly in the environment. Yet, environmental activist groups continue to attack pesticide use. Lately, the rhetoric has become more reckless and desperate.
If pesticides are as harmful to human health as the Environmental Working Group and Consumers Union would have you believe, then there ought to be plenty of proof of this in the Baby Boom generation which has lived 50 years with pesticide-treated food......To Read More....