Crops, ponds destroyed in quest for food safety
Carolyn Lochhead, San Francisco Chronicle Washington Bureau Monday, July 13, 2009
Dick Peixoto planted hedges of fennel and flowering cilantro around his organic vegetable fields in the Pajaro Valley near Watsonville to harbor beneficial insects, an alternative to pesticides.
He has since ripped out such plants in the name of food safety, because his big customers demand sterile buffers around his crops. No vegetation. No water. No wildlife of any kind. (Read More)