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Monday, February 3, 2014


Sweet Potato Science Doesn’t Fudge the Chemical Facts

HealthyAeon - 2:34 AM

With all the hubbub about Certified Organic versus conventional Big Ag-pesticide-grown food crops, one has to wonder if there is any visible way to know – or even prove – which agricultural system of growing food comes within the realm of what Mother Nature expects when crops are planted.

Finally there is, thanks to little Elise, whose food project demonstrates very graphically the obvious authenticity:

After almost 2 months of experimenting with regular sweet potatoes purchased at the local supermarket, there were no buds or vines sprouting. Then, she prepared another try with a store-bought, organic sweet potato that finally grew some “wimpy” vines according to Elise. Finally, Elise purchased a sweet potato from what she describes as an organic food market. Excitedly, she displays the sprouted sweet potato that grew after only one week, and “Look at it now,” she says, as she shows a multiple-vine-sprouting sweet potato.

Now, that’s something everyone can see and also document the results; can do in your own kitchen; and regardless of whatever spin is put on the hullabaloo of organic versus conventional foods, validate the results for yourself.

Like any researcher, Elise went further investigating what the chemical does to food crops and the animals. Chlorpropham [1], which also can go by the name Taterpex, is the chemical in BudNip. “BudNip is sprayed on vegetables, blueberries, carrots, onion, spinach, tomatoes, beets, and cranberries,” says ‘scientist-in-training’ Elise. However, there are numerous other uses for it in agriculture, according to Wikipedia. Furthermore, chlorpropham is a thiocarbamate herbicide that can cause muscle weakness, anorexia, hair and weight loss. [2]

“Which potato would you rather eat?” asks Elise.

This graphic experiment by an inquisitive child demonstrates the need for serious attention to the foods we buy, eat, and will grow in the coming spring and summer seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. Much tinkering is going on with seeds anymore, and one never knows if one is purchasing GMO seeds. Buyer be aware!

To be assured that you will plant 100% organically grown seed stock, I’d like to suggest that you start researching now, while there still is snow on the ground, where you can purchase non-GMO or heirloom seeds. To help, I offer a few online resources to check out:

Organic Seed Alliance [Information Resource]

Annie’s Heirloom Seeds [Exceptional Selections]

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds [Non-GMO seeds]

Seeds of Change [Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Live Plants, etc.]

For readers who are not into growing their own food, here’s an online resource center, the Organic Consumers Association, which will steer you to organic anything you would want to know about.

Let’s eat – buy – and grow organics!


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).

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