Destroying Crops for Food Safety

Organic farmers plant bio-diverse buffers around their crops to harbor beneficial insects as an alternative to harmful pesticides.  In California the trend now is to destroy parts of fields in an attempt to create a sterile buffer all in the name of food safety.  Large customers fearful of E. coli are now demanding crop isolation as a way to prevent contact between crops and potential carriers of E. coli.  Can agriculture be sanitized?  Read more here.

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