“I once said to a college professor of agriculture that it seemed unnecessary to spray cabbage with poison to get rid of worms, for if you took off the outer leaves you still had a good head; he replied that grocers won’t handle cabbage which has had the outer leaves removed, and that people won’t buy unsanitary heads full of worm holes.  Worm holes are unsanitary, poison is sanitary.  An interesting conception.”

-Ruth Stout, Gardening Without Work for the Aging, the Busy & the Indolent, 1961


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