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10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Organic Foods

#6. Organic food can still contain pesticides

Just because it’s organic, doesn’t mean it’s pesticide free. Organic farmers are allowed to use things like insecticidal soap, copper sulfate, as well as pheromones that disrupt insect mating. But they’re safer than normal methods used right?

Probably not.

The journal PLos ONE did a study on the environmental impact of conventional and organic pesticides and found that the organic pesticides were actually MORE harmful to the soil. Why? Because they are weaker products, you have to use much more of them to make up for the lessening impact. Still, organic foods do contain less pesticide residue than regular foods. They just don’t come with none.

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