National Geographic : 1979 Jun
Without chemicals, life itself would be impossible. Some people think anything "chemical" is bad and anything "natural" is good. Yet nature is chemical. Plant life generates the oxygen we need through a chemical process called photosynthesis. When you breathe, your body absorbs that oxygen through a chemical reaction with your blood. Life is chemical. And with chemicals, companies like Monsanto are working to help improve the quality of life. Chemicals help you live longer. Rickets was a common childhood disease until a chemical called Vitamin D was added to milk and other foods. Chemicals help you eat better. Chemical weed-killers have dramatically increased the supply and availability of our food. But no chemical is totally safe, all the time, everywhere. In nature or the laboratory. The real challenge is to use chemicals properly. To help make life a lot more livable. @MonsantoCompany 1977 For a free booklet explaining the risks and benefits of chemicals, mail to: Monsanto, 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63166, Dept. A3NA-NG2. Name Monsanto Address Without chemicals, City & state Zip life itself would be impossible.