Some eye opening numbers I'd like to share:
$200 is the most migrant fruit pickers make in one week
9,222,870 pounds of pesticides were sprayed on strawberry crops in the U.S. last year
1,500 miles is the average distance traveled by fresh produce grown and sold in the U.S.
300,000 farm workers in the U.S. suffer from some form of pesticide related illness
12,250 tons of antibiotics go into livestock destined for the plate in the U.S.
100 pounds of high fructose corn syrup are consumed each year by the average American
90% of the money Americans spend on food goes to buying processed and pre-packaged food
8 quarter-pound cheeseburgers produces the same CO2 as an SUV does in 3 hours
33% of processed food tested contains mercury
for more alarming facts and stats visit http://www.takepart.com/issues/low-impact-farming/13779