Myth: Organic foods are produced without pesticides.
Reality: Organic guidelines need to be tightened up.
The truth is, a great many pesticides are permitted in organic farming, and some of them are considered lethal to humans in very small quantities -- like nicotine sulfate and lime sulfur, both of which carry a "danger" warning from the FDA but are permissible under organic-farming guidelines. -- Joshua Brau
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