For a school lesson yesterday, my son Jonathan, 9, and I looked up “eagles” in our World Book Encyclopedia. That’s right, we didn’t ‘Google’ it, we looked it up. And there it was, with big pictures of eagles and everything. One of the things the section noted was that some types of eagles were becoming endangered because the animals they eat are eating crops sprayed with toxic pesticides… In our campaign travels several years ago, I met with author David Orr who is also the head of the Environmental Studies Department at Oberlin College. He believes these toxic pesticides (herbicides, fertilizers…) are not only disrupting the food chain, they are entering our systems and creating “chemical cocktails” that are exploding into things like: cancer. In the face of this, our administration would lobby for a return to growing most food organically. It just makes sense, common sense. Note: While campaigning in Wisconsin awhile back, I told some potential supporters there that when I get to D.C. I’m also going to lobby to get the national symbol changed from the eagle to, that’s right: the badger. My wife keeps telling me I’ve got to quit saying that kind of stuff.