Posted 12 May 2011, by LaVerne Walch, Letter to the Editor, Winona Daily News, winonadailynews.com
I certainly want to thank all the people who have taken it upon themselves to
organize the many activities to collect funds for fighting cancer. My question: Are we so diligently involved with fighting cancer that we are missing the mark by not emphasizing the root causes of cancer?It’s very shocking how rampant brain, breast and pancreas cancers have become. People are becoming more and more concerned about our environment. Mother Earth is rebelling and slowly making changes that I’m sure people are not happy with.
I’m 92 years old and probably will not live to see the day, though I predict the day is not too distant that spraying the crops and using anhydrous ammonia will be outlawed.
It’s a hopeless task to attempt to remove the pollution from our rivers, lakes and streams when tons of pesticides and herbicides are sprayed on crops every year. Healthwise, pollution is becoming quite prevalent, for example small children with asthma, young athletes taking time out to use inhalers.
You might ask: Where do we start?
Believe it or not, we do have some business people, farmers and gardeners with the foresight to start producing organic grains, meats, vegetables and fruits. It’s brought about a huge demand for organic foods.
Let’s take the bull by the horns and prove that our land and air does not have to remain polluted.