We do NOT even know how much Pesticide and Herbicide we're using. The "Conditional Registration" and Federal Laws are nebulous at best.
We have Transgenics accompanied by their traited flavors of toxins in over 4/5 of our fields, where we raise commodities inedible until processed. (Don't believe that? Try eating GM Raw Corn and see how THAT works out!)
The American Consumer and more and more, the American Farmer are caught between the broadsides of a propaganda war where science and words are spinning out of control.
I believe most of us remember generally feeling better, food tasting better, and I don't know about you, but I noticed a distinct absence of birds and honey bees this year, and hot days with criss-cross patterns of stringy clouds expanding into steely skies.
Maybe that Silent Spring Rachel warned about 50 years ago may be coming, at last.