Advantages of Organic

I have heard many people pooh-pooh eating organic produce. They argue that pesticide residues are so low there is nothing to worry about. What they mean is pesticide residues are supposed to be low. Especially in third world countries, regulations are often ignored. People buy organic because they want to protect soils, not just themselves. People buy organic because they do not want to support companies like Monsanto. People may be supporting local producers, with the side effect of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)