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My Potato Project; The Importance of Organic

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Little Elise set out to do a Simple Science Experiment: Growing vines from a sweet potato. But she couldn't understand WHY her potatoes were barren... after a wasted 6 weeks and two potatoes she made a different choice. The results were different, but not astounding. Its not until she went to a farmer's market that her perspective, and life changed. And its what she learned which will hopefully help MANY Households. PLEASE SHARE Bud Nip http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorpropham Chlorpropham (commercial names: Bud Nip, Taterpex) is a plant growth regulator and herbicide used as a sprout suppressant for grass weeds, alfalfa, lima and snap beans, blueberries, cane berries, carrots, cranberries, ladino clover, garlic, seed grass, onions, spinach, sugar beets, tomatoes, safflower, soybeans, gladioli and woody nursery stock. It is also used to inhibit potatosprouting and for sucker control in tobacco. Chlorpropham is available in emulsifiable concentrate and liquid formulations. Chlorpropham is within the maximum residue limit regulation in Germany germination inhibitors approved for the treatment of potatoes for the purpose of preservation after harvest. Chlorpropham products are approved as a germination inhibitor for potatoes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ~~~~ EPA Has stated that Chloropham is Toxic by Oral Ingestion but non-toxic by dermal (skin) exposure -( but aren't potatoes meant to be EATEN orally?? Not Rubbed on your skin? So the potato is safe for the farmer to touch, but not slightly toxic if for consumers to eat?? Toxicity In studies using laboratory animals, chlorpropham generally has been shown to be of low acute toxicity. It is slightly toxic by the oral route and has been placed in Toxicity Category III (the second lowest of four categories) for this effect. Chlorpropham is a mild eye and skin irritant, and is practically non-toxic through dermal exposure EPA.gov http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/factsheets/0271fact.pdf EPA DEEMS CHLORPROPHAM SIMILAR TO KNOWN CANCER CAUSING CHEMICAL BUT NOT SURE YET IF IT WILL CAUSE CANCER? So they must wait for enough of us to get Cancer so they can SEE if it is cancer-causing after the fact? Although chlorpropham is classified as a group E chemical (evidence of non-carcinogenicity for humans) according to the Agency's cancer classification guidelines, one of its metabolites, 3-chloroaniline, is structurally similar to a known carcinogen, 4-chloroaniline. There are no cancer data available on 3-chloroaniline. However, the Agency believes it is appropriate to use the cancer potency (Q10) from 4-chloroaniline to gauge * any potential risk from 3-chloroaniline. Based on the structure of the compounds, the Agency believes that 3-chloroaniline is probably, at most, equally as potent and not likely to be more potent than 4-chloroaniline. WE ARE A PART OF A MASSIVE INVOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTAL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT