Now, just about every food crop that isn’t organic is sprayed with pesticides. Most pesticides are manufactured compounds that are designed to kill specific pests, such as weeds and insects. Many pesticides have the potential to harm non target organisms, especially if the organisms are exposed to high levels or for a long period of time. Pesticides have been in use now for nearly 100 years; and concerns about their affect on human health, aquatic and other animal life as well as the environment are continuously being debated.

But Big Agra is determined to persevere so they continue to plant vast fields of single crop species, a practice called monoculture, which is the opposite of the way nature and the now marginalized family farmers produce crops. And they continue to use huge amounts of pesticides, which are showing up in major rivers, aquifers, ground water and in human test subjects. A staggering 93% of Americans tested by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), had metabolites of chlorphyrifos, which is a nuerotoxic insectide, in their urine. And 99% of Americans tested positive for DDT degradants, even though DDT hasn’t been used in the U.S. since 1972. How do these two pesticides get into our bodies? Through the food we eat or have eaten.

Chlorpyrifos remains one of the most widely used pesticides in U.S. agriculture. DDT is a long-lasting persistent organic pollutant (POP) that bio-accumulates up the food chain, and can be found in most butter and milk. These are but two of the dozens of pesticides found on our food, even after washing.

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) is the name given to organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation. It has been observed that they persist in the environment, are capable of long-range transport, bioaccumulate in human and animal tissue and biomagnify in the food chain. In short, POPS are bad dudes that were used or are currently being used as pesticides. Others are still being used in industrial processes and in the production of a range of goods such as solvents, polyvinyl chloride and pharmaceuticals. Most POPs are manmade intentionally or are the by products of industrial processes.

The following are a series of resources used to write this brief description of Pesticide sprayed crops to aide in your further research on this important subject:

Persistent Organic Pollutants, United States Environmental Protection Agecny                                                                                            

Identity, Physical and Chemical Properties of Pestiides

Industrialization of Agriculture, Johns Hopkins Center for A Livable Future

What are Pesticide sprayed crops and how did they come about? In the 1850’s more than half of the U.S. population were either farmers or lived in rural communities. Then came the Industrial Revolution, which changed the way people lived in both Europe and the U.S. Spanning a mere 100 years from 1800 to 1900, the Industrial Revolution turned primarily agrarian, rural societies into industrialized urban ones. As we explained on in our Home Page, Industrialization marked a shift to powered, special-purpose machinery, factories and mass production. It wasn’t long before the U.S. and other countries challenged themselves to make agriculture more efficient and the principles, strategies and technologies of industrialization was applied to farming. Since then three and one half mxillion family farms in the U.S. have vanished while large corporate farms have replaced them. The goal of these Big Agra Farms--to be the supermarket for the world.

With the development of new energy sources, we were able to extract and synthesize fertilizers and pesticides for the first time. This happened in the 1930’s. In 1944, an international campaign called the Green Revolution was launched in Mexico with private funding from the US. It encouraged the development of hybrid plants, chemical controls, large-scale irrigation, and heavy mechanization in farms around the world.


Now that our Food System is failing us, isn't it about time to rethink our Food. You can choose to grow your own Pesticide and GMO-Free Food in a BioPonic Earth Food Forever™ Farm. Let's create your Food Freedom Plan together today. Call us at 760-671-3053.

There isn't a better time to educate ourselves about our Food System than during Food Shortages. Actually it's a bit late, but better than never. Perhaps that's the silver lining behind Food Shortages. It makes people stop to think about their Food System and what they're eating. The question, "Is my Food System Working?" is about to get a resounding "NO"!  

This page and the other pages on our Menu above focus on our Food System. They are an enlightening read as we explain the differences between Food grown with Pesticides and Food Grown Organically, with GMO Technology, Hydroponics and Aquaponics.

The final page in this Menu Series introduces our Aquaganic™ Trademark, which redefines pure, organically grown food. This Trademark has been used in the marketplace by our sister company, AquaponicsUSA, to describe food grown using Aquaponics Agra-Tech. The by-line, “Beyond Organic,” describes a Certification that is more demanding than the Organic Certification because “Aquaganic™” products are safer, cleaner and purer than any other products on the market. The following is part of this multi-page explanation of why we are making this claim.