Does paying more for organic produce ensure you’re eating safer food?  Well you might not think so, after hearing two recent reports where organics didn’t quite sound so pure and healthy.  In Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that certified organic food sold in supermarkets was found to contain pesticide residue equal to the maximum limit allowed for traditional foods, including some chemicals that quote, “should not be detected in any foods.”  And in London, high levels of fumonisin, a cancer-causing toxin produced by natural molds, was found in every single organic cornmeal product tested, prompting a major recall.  This isn’t to say organics are generally unsafe, but are they safer than modern agriculture?  Probably not.

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