Kitchen Myths

Facts and fiction about food and cooking, by Peter Aitken

Organic food does not contain pesticides

If only. Fact is, there are numerous toxic pesticides (insecticides, herbicides), both natural and synthetic,  permitted on organic crops, with the full blessing of the organic certification agency. This includes pyrethrins, nicotine, spinosad, and copper sulfate. And some organic farmers are pressuring the FDA to allow additional pesticides. Don’t get me wrong, many nasty chemicals are indeed banned in organic farming, and that is surely a good thing for the farm workers and the environment. But don’t be deluded into thinking that organic food is pesticide-free.

One response to “Organic food does not contain pesticides

  1. Banana March 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Here’s a good site compare apples to organic apples….
    http://www.whatsonmyfood.org

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