Majority of Pesticides in California are “Approved Organic”

news_views_icon“More than Half of Pesticides used by California Farmers are Active Ingredients Approved for Organic,” By Steve Savage.organic_celery
Did you know that organic farmers use pesticides? They do. Would it surprise you to know that many of the same pesticides are used by both conventional and organic farmers? In fact just over half of all the pesticides used in California by all categories of farmers are active ingredients that are approved for organic. Would it surprise you to know that very little of modern pesticide use involves highly toxic chemicals? In fact the organic-approved and synthetic pesticides used in California today have a similar distribution of relative toxicity—mostly at the low toxicity end of the spectrum. Read more.

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