NYT Article: Bittman on Chemical Use in Agriculture

Mark Bittman had a great article in the New York Times today about chemicals used in agriculture which have recently been classified as "probable" carcinogens. In the article he addresses, what is in my opinion, a major breakdown in the way we collectively approach agriculture; the willingness to allow the use of chemicals in the growing of food based on the fact that we have not proved the chemical harmful rather than proving it is safe.

I believe that we look at small gains in efficiency, and in turn food costs in the near term, but fail to weigh those gains against the health costs and lost productivity over the long run of the bets we are making.

The article can be found at the following link: http://nyti.ms/1y4UcnA