Children Liberated with Pesticides

news_views_icon“The Pre-Glyphosate Generation: I was a Child Labourer,” By David Zaruk, The Riskmonger.weeds
Do you ever wonder why elementary schools close during July and August? Historically, children were needed to work in the farms then, in particular to pull weeds. Before herbicides were developed, this back-breaking job of hand weeding crops landed on the littlest limbs. Growing up on a mixed fruit and vegetable farm in Southern Ontario, I was one of those child labourers. In the 1960-70s, the Zaruks ran a normal family farm, like most farms still today (however much that image has been tainted by the organic lobby). Read more.

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