Organic and “Pesticide Free” Not the Same

news_views_icon“Spending More For Organic Does Not Buy You Pesticide-Free,” By Steve Savage.organic_potato
There are several different reasons people are willing to pay more for organic produce, but many consumers do so believing that it is a way avoid pesticide residues. That widely held belief is unfounded. Here is why: There are definitely pesticides used in the growing of organic crops. There are residues of those materials on the harvested products. Residues of synthetic pesticides are also frequently found on organic produce, even though they are not materials that are approved for use on organic. Read more.

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