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Organic Farming and the Rise of 'Green Pesticides'

Organic Farming and the Rise of 'Green Pesticides'

When people think of organic food, the assumption is that it's healthier, tastier, better for the planet, and grown without the use of chemicals. The first three are generally true, but there's a widespread misconception about chemical use on organic foods, namely that there is none. While the constantly growing demand for more organic produce from shoppers is generally a good thing for the planet and for business, the misunderstanding that organics are chemical-free by definition could lead to dashed expectations and sullied reputations. Initiatives such as Safeway's O organics line and Walmart's foray into local and organic produce are reactions to the continued growth in demand for organics; the U.S. organic industry grew at a rate of nearly 8 percent in 2010 to more than $28 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA). That, in turn, is driving up the amo...

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