Monday, March 31, 2008

Eating Organic is (literally) for the Birds

The NY Times has an an opinion article on how our growing reliance on fresh vegetables from Latin America is killing our songbirds. The culprit is heavy use of pesticides, often ones that are banned here, that are poisoning birds as they winter in Mexico or Central America.

And of course this produce has higher residual pesticides than North American produce, and cannot be very good for us, either...