Dear A.M. Costa Rica:
At this moment I’m waiting for the police to arrive, who were called by the sprayer for the Ministerio de Salud, who showed up unannounced and without saying anything, began spraying the salad greens growing in my front yard. Luckily I caught him before he got to the organic seedlings I am about to plant on the farm, nor did I permit him to spray inside the house.
The policy that mass spraying of toxic compounds is going to eliminate the problem of dengue is patently absurd. It is a mere bandaid, and not a very effective one. Is dengue epidemic here? There’s not much doubt about that. The mosquitoes that carry it love meat-eaters, of which Ticos have been eating at a rate unprecedented in their history.
Eliminating eating meat is nearly unthinkable to the vast majority of people. But here they are now cutting off their noses to spite their faces. The Caja is backed up and bursting at the seams. Data from the World Resources Institute show that Costa Rica uses toxic pesticides and herbicides at a rate more than twice as high as any other country in the world. The toxic spraying for dengue has been increasing, which not only kills ALL the insects, and is being blamed for decimating the bee population so essential to agriculture of all types-it creates more health problems than it will cure. Increased respiratory problems, lowered immune systems, harm to young and old, are just a few of the needless problems they are adding on. It’s been proven that lowering blood acidity levels is the way to avoid attracting the mosquitoes, who carry dengue, from biting.
How does one lower their blood acidity, which incidentally is cited as being a major benefit to overall health, as well as a key component in curtailing cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and many other illnesses, as well as aging in general? Eating meat, especially red meat, processed foods, and sugar are the major causes of elevated blood acidity.
Anyone here interested in supporting the cause of lowering toxic spraying in the name of “public health” should contact the Ministerio de Salud: www.ministeriodesalud.go.cr/
Editor’s Note; Later the writer said “Well I guess calling their bluff worked. The cops didn’t show, and they left.”