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Astroturf | Fatal Conveniences™

Astroturf | Fatal Conveniences™

Astroturf, also known as Sports turf or artificial turf, has revolutionized the world of sports. It has become a popular alternative to natural grass fields due to its durability, low maintenance, and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. However, as with most innovations, sports turf comes with a heavy price to human health and the environment. In fact, did you know Monsanto created Astroturf?

Monsanto is known for its production of genetically modified seeds and the development of controversial herbicides and pesticides linked to all sorts of cancers and has faced numerous lawsuits and criticisms over its products and practices, particularly for their impact on human health and the environment. The negative impact on the world cannot be ignored. That’s why today, we are exploring the Fatal Convenience: Astroturf. 

Reliable Sources where you can learn more:

00:14: What is Astroturf?
11:17: Where does astroturf come from?
14:40: What are the effects of astroturf?
22:38: What can we do?
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