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    Default Debunking 'Alternate Facts' About Pesticides Used In Organic Farming

    Ken Roseboro
    February 22 2017

    A deeper look into the dubious claims that organic farmers use toxic pesticides


    With the growing demand for organic foods in the U.S., there has been a backlash from agribusiness groups, companies, and individuals who see organic as a threat to their interests. These critics accuse the organic industry of using deceptive marketing practices to get consumers to pay more money for organic food. Another line of attack has been that organic farmers use lots of pesticides, some of which are more toxic than those used by conventional farmers.

    The reality is that some organic farmers do use pesticides but such products are primarily derived from natural substances, go through a strict regulatory approval process to ensure they are not harmful to the environment and human health, and are only allowed to be used when other pest control methods aren’t successful.
    The fact is that the organic farming and food movement is based on producing healthier foods without the use of toxic pesticides.

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    Default Re: Debunking 'Alternate Facts' About Pesticides Used In Organic Farming

    Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers may be encountered as residues in food, air and water. The chemicals used are so toxic that the warnings come days in advance. creating a safe environment where your family can grow and thrive is a top priority. Apply pesticide chemicals to treat or prevent a pest infestation, especially if you are planning to apply the chemical indoors. Make sure to hire some pest control services who will use natural pesticide, as they will use products in a way that minimizes risk to people, pets, property, and the environment.

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    Default Re: Debunking 'Alternate Facts' About Pesticides Used In Organic Farming

    There are homemade insecticides (made from organic ingredients like vinegar, garlic or hot peppers) that are harmless to people, work well on insects, but still have to be recorded if you are growing medicine, as I am. I'm required to have a pesticide operators license and to keep it current, despite the fact that I must also grow organically.
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