NGOs: San Joaquin's Thirst: orange3color

Orange covered in kaolin clay, a type of pesticide, which is deemed innocuous by many in the industry when compared to other pesticides that are not as visible. The clay, applied generously to the crops, to the point where they look like they have been doused in white paint, is intended to shield crops from sunburn. I took this photo to illustrate the inputs to our food and how these inputs may have wider environmental impacts. Most of us, especially we who live in urban surroundings, are often not aware of how our food is grown and are not well equipped to understand the broader impacts of our food options.  As many fertilizers and pesticides are not visible, this photo is also intended to show what our food would look like, still connected to the vine, if we could see all chemicals and substances applied to it.

Orange covered in kaolin clay, a type of pesticide, which is deemed innocuous by many in the industry when compared to other pesticides that are not as visible. The clay, applied generously to the crops, to the point where they look like they have been doused in white paint, is intended to shield crops from sunburn.  

I took this photo to illustrate the inputs to our food and how these inputs may have wider environmental impacts. Most of us, especially we who live in urban surroundings, are often not aware of how our food is grown and are not well equipped to understand the broader impacts of our food options. As many fertilizers and pesticides are not visible, this photo is also intended to show what our food would look like, still connected to the vine, if we could see all chemicals and substances applied to it.