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Oct 01, 2017


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Carol Ashley

Thank-you for pointing out some of the flaws in this article. I would also like to mention that the cost to rural residents outside of the Perham and Park Rapids areas is borne only by the homeowner. There is no taxpayer help for those residents, many of whom live with extraordinarily high nitrate levels and either buy bottled water or live with the consequences.

Although there might be some relevance to the idea of mutual understanding, these problems should be addressed before they get so egregious. The solutions are often what is good for the environment as well as people and include major changes in the way food is grown.

Furthermore, as one who lost her home due to lost tolerance for pesticide drift, I have a hard time thinking of french fries as real food. Killing or harming people while growing a product that further harms health is a mistaken idea of agriculture in the first place. Harming people to provide a substance that's supposed to be life sustaining makes no sense to me.

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