Drinking water has unsafe levels of nitrate. Welcome to the heartland of America, where I grew up. Or, as I like to call it: Cancer Country. I wish signs like these were rare, but they are not. I started seeing these 20 years ago. 

I hope this helps explain a little why big agribusiness of wheat, corn, and soybeans is not a sustainable or healthy way to feed a nation. This isn’t even about unsafe food; it is about unsafe side effects of growing mass quantities of food on industrial farms. It poisons the planet.

Way too many people that I knew growing up in my farm community have cancer or died from cancer. The percentage is stunning and frightening. The cancer rates are dramatically higher there than where I live now in California, for example. 

Buy local, buy small, and buy organic. Stop supporting these industrial farming cancer factories.

Drinking water has unsafe levels of nitrate. Welcome to the heartland of America, where I grew up. Or, as I like to call it: Cancer Country. I wish signs like these were rare, but they are not. I started seeing these 20 years ago.

I hope this helps explain a little why big agribusiness of wheat, corn, and soybeans is not a sustainable or healthy way to feed a nation. This isn’t even about unsafe food; it is about unsafe side effects of growing mass quantities of food on industrial farms. It poisons the planet.

Way too many people that I knew growing up in my farm community have cancer or died from cancer. The percentage is stunning and frightening. The cancer rates are dramatically higher there than where I live now in California, for example.

Buy local, buy small, and buy organic. Stop supporting these industrial farming cancer factories.