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Having lived and worked in the agriculture industry my entire 60 plus years as well as having taken a 400 level college class in organic farming there are 2 pontis I would like to make about the "organic" label. First the "organic" label does not mean pesticide free. Organic pesticides are frequently used. Some of them actually have a higher toxicity rating than nonorganic pesticides. Many are used more frequently and at higher rates than nonorganic pesticides. Secondly, the biggest difference between organic and nonorganic farming is the amount of time spent filling out paper work to maintain the farms organic rating. Report
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good article. I try to buy organic or grow organically but the dollar price of organic produce can be a deterrent. Report
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The article has a lot of misinformation. More nutrients is one. That study was poorly done and many have come out to prove it wrong. It is the same nutrient wise. Organic doesn't mean safe. Many organic methods of farming are very bad for the consumer and the environment. It is just a fancy label to get more money from those willing to pay. Report
Make it affordable and I will buy it. ROFL........ Report
Certain pesticides, like Sevin Dust, are more hazardous to the environment than the CO2 or Nitrogen, which is already abundant in our environment. Also, some fertilizer companies are already reducing the amount of Nitrogen in their composition because it evaporates very quickly. Are you aware that the earth's atmosphere is 78% Nitrogen making it the most abundant gas on our planet? Are you aware that CO2 is used by plants for photosynthesis!? Regardless, the best source to get the Nitrogen into the soil is by plant decomposition and tilling decaying plant material back into the earth. Additives and pesticides are very expensive and hurts the farmer's bottom line, so they actually use less than you think.

Also, the actual volume usage of pesticides on organic farms is not recorded by the government? Yes, they do use pesticides! Rotenone is a common pesticide used in organic farms which attacks the mitochondria of cells and it has been linked to Parkinson Disease!

Sevin Dust, as many other pesticides, is far more dangerous to our environment because it kills pollinating insects such as bees, and yet it is widely used by home owners. The bee population is quickly diminishing and in many cases, it is the home owners' fault!

Rather than writing my own article in this comment section... let me just say that I prefer purchasing local produce. As for my garden, I prefer natural methods of gardening, making my own compost (adding things like egg shells are great for adding calcium to tomato plants), and using beneficial insects such as lady bugs.

Always do your own research. I learned a lot from Virginia Tech Master Gardeners. Here is another place that you may want to start...
We here in north Queensland have the wonderful access to the Farmers Market where there is a lot of locally grown foods, we, here at home grow a lot of our own veggies, our family combined share what we grow so a lot of what I consume is fresh. Report
Great article. I am just goibg for health food to help me. Report

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