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'Toxic Taters' group questions potato pesticides

A new group of rural Minnesotans is urging consumers of fast food giant McDonald’s to question exactly what goes into getting their fries.

On Thursday, Feb. 20 an introductory press conference was held to discuss issues and potential action involving the new group, “Toxic Taters Coalition.”

To begin, two personal testimonies were given by members Carol Ashley and Norma Smith. Both testimonies concerned the physical and emotional effects they said they have sustained from years of exposure to the “pesticide drifting” that the group alleges is caused by potato producers – whom McDonald’s purchase from – spraying of potato fields with excessive pesticides.

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