Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association


I’ve been a farmworker all my life. Here’s why you should buy organic food

March 10, 2019 – By Rudy Arredondo, The Sacramento Bee – Like millions of farmworkers who have labored in America’s fields and orchards, I know what it’s like to grow the food we eat using toxic pesticides. At 12, I worked as a “flag man,” waving in crop-dusting planes that would swoop down close to the plants — and us workers — to blast out a foggy spray of toxins that killed every bug in sight.

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