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Pesticides make kids sick

The writer is 8 years old.

I would like to teach you about farming.

I have to say: Kids pick our food. Farm owners spray pesticides on the food. The pesticides make kids sick.

People who work in this profession should get $4 to $20 per bucket or bag.

Connor Noyes-Urffer
Brattleboro

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Originally published in The Commons issue #440 (Wednesday, January 3, 2018). This story appeared on page C1.

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