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The dark side of the natural food craze

We need to start evaluating choices through the lens of how it affects the producers—not just the consumer

By Jonathan Nunn   November 2020

When Ohashi Tetsuo, a southern Japanese tea and rice farmer, first used pesticides at agricultural school in the 1970s, he struggled to breathe. As he started spraying the crops, his eyes would water and he would choke from the fumes, even with protective gear around his face. He vowed that when he went back…

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