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Avoid Pesticide Risks in Your Hydroponics Urban Garden

Your hydroponics urban garden can grow food that promotes health for you and your family. Your hydroponics urban garden can grow food that promotes health for you and your family.

One of the main benefits to you, society and your family as you grow hydroponics plants for maximum yield in your urban garden is that you don’t have to use pesticides, herbicides and other poisons.

When you run a clean hydroponics urban garden using filtration and sequestration methods to screen insects, disease and pollutants out of your garden’s air, water and infrastructure, you can almost totally eliminate loss caused by insect or disease predation.

Not only that, but when you use the latest, best-designed nutrients systems and adequately flush your crops before harvest, you’re producing the highest quality, safest and healthiest fruits, vegetables and flowers you can ingest.

Contrast this with industrial agriculture, which indoors or outdoors relies on a chemical soup of poisons to fight off insects, molds, fungi, and other crop disease.

And increasingly, industrial agriculture relies on genetically modified crops that have never been seen before on our planet, and on harsh chemicalized fertilizers that store in plants and harm the environment.

The contrast between what you do in your hydroponics urban garden and what industrial agriculture does favors hydroponics from a crop yield, health and ethical perspective.

Simply put, when you use the latest hydroponics techniques and materials, and avoid use of toxic chemicals in your urban garden, you get maximum yield of cleaner, safer crops that carry way more value.

This is backed up by increasingly convincing data that shows how toxic agriculture practices translate into health risks, especially for children.

For example, the journal Pediatrics recently published a study conducted by epidemiologists and health experts from Harvard, UC Berkeley and the University of Montreal.

The study found that children with high urine levels of the pesticide malathion or similar chemicals (hundreds of tons of malathion-like substances are used by industrial farmers, pest control companies and homeowners each year) are more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

And this is just one of many studies showing a causal link between environmental toxins and neurological and/or developmental disorders.

One of the most ironic and troubling aspects of the study is that kids who eat more fruits and vegetables (whether frozen or fresh) are likely to be getting dosed by malathion and other farm chemicals.

Health researchers say parents should buy organic produce whenever possible, and should also wash produce with purified warm water and a “soap” made specifically for washing edibles.

It’s hard to find a safe version of produce-washing soap, by the way, but my organic-obsessed friends recommend “Produce Magic,” by Vermont Soap Organics.

Of course, the silver lining in this toxic cloud is that you as an ethical hydroponics grower are already out in front, leading the way towards a healthier environment and healthier people.

Whether you grow outdoors or indoors, you can make a vow to yourself to use integrated pest management (IPM) and crop protectors like Rhino Skin, Piranha and Tarantula.

Piranha and Tarantula applied as foliar spray protect your plants from molds and fungi. Rhino Skin is a potassium silicate formula that feeds through your roots and protects plants from the inside out.

You never use malathion or other toxins in your urban garden, and you produce huge amounts of tastier, safer, more nutritious veggies, flowers and other crops without participating in unsafe industrial ag practices.

Especially if you have a family or care about children, take a look around your hydroponics urban garden with a sense of pride- your maximum yield is part of the harvest of positive change on our planet.

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