Would You Like A Little Chlorpropham With Your Sweet Potato?

I thought the youtube video below on the sweet potato experiment was a very cute and I truly appreciate Elise’s efforts in drawing awareness to our exposure of Bud Nip (Chlorpropham), also known as, Chloro IPC, CIPC, Furloe, Sprout Nip, Spud-Nic, Taterpex, Triherbide-CIPC and Unicrop CIPC. This is yet another reason to seek out locally grown, organic fruit and vegetables if at all possible.  Even purchasing foods labeled “organic” from your local market can still expose you to chemical cross contamination, as conventional and organic vegetables are shipped together for many days.  There was a time in our history when we had somewhat of a choice when purchasing conventional ~vs~ organic fruits and vegetables, but we are quickly finding out that our exposure to toxic chemicals is much higher than we ever imagined. Continued exposure over time will have adverse effects on our bodies. Those who are battling chronic health conditions want to be particularly mindful of long-term exposure to these types of harsh chemicals.

According to a 1993 Chlorpropham study performed by Cornnell University, it was determined that bud nip or Chlorpropham is moderately toxic by ingestion. It may cause irritation of the eyes or skin. Symptoms of poisoning in laboratory animals have included listlessness, incoordination, nose bleeds, protruding eyes, bloody tears, difficulty in breathing, prostration, inability to urinate, high fevers, and death. Autopsies of these animals have shown inflammation of the stomach and intestinal lining, congestion of the brain, lungs and other organs, and degenerative changes in the kidneys and liver. Long term exposure may cause reproductive issues and malignant tumors.

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