Garlic in the Socks Science Project:
Students put a clove of garlic down inside one sock. It was only a few minutes before several of the kids started making faces about the strange taste in their mouths. Several minutes later almost all the children had the taste and smell of garlic. They were impressed with the teacherís analogy that toxic pesticides can in a similar way absorb into the skin and move throughout the entire body. Very few people drop dead from a single pesticide application, but small exposures over a period of time are a great concern. Besides, we can control every insect and disease pest in the environment with natural diatomaceous earth, citrus oil, neem, baking soda, hot pepper, compost tea and other non-toxic products.