When I can’t sleep, I go to my laptop and log onto Facebook to see who else is insane enough to be up at 2:30 in the morning. That’s when I found an item posted by my friend Samantha Kaplan about a child’s science project gone haywire.
In the video, a girl named Elise is attempting to grow vines from potatoes to answer the question, how long does it take for a sweet potato to grow vines? What she discovers is that a nasty chemical Called Chlorpropham or “Bud Nip” will take her initial experiment in a very different direction and give us all a lesson in the importance of organic food.
If you have any doubts about the importance of eating organic, then watch Elise’s short video, comparing an organic sweet potato and a conventionally grown sweet potato’s ability to sprout vines.
Take a look for yourself and see why the proof is in the “potato.”
So which fruits and veggies are the most important to buy organic? Any fruit or vegetable that is porous like lettuce, apples and berries while vegetables with protective skins such as avocados, oranges and bananas are less susceptible to contamination.