Three years ago, while my extended family was vacationing at my dad's cranberry farm, he mentioned that one of his fields would be sprayed that evening. There were five children under 10 in the house, and I was eight months pregnant. The field was 100 feet away. I asked my dad about the pesticides, but he said, "Don't worry. The government runs tests on the chemicals. They make sure they're safe." The truth is plane to see. Photo: iStockphoto. That night, through a closed window, I watched the plane rumble low over the field, the fog behind it drizzling softly …
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