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Re: "organic" vegetables?

I don't have an answer for you Auralie, but this is one of the reasons I do not grow food.


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> To me, the term "organic" as applied to produce is pretty silly - anything 
> that grows in organic, however, I usually choose organically grown 
> produce at the grocery store if it looks reasonably good and isn't too 
> much more expensive than the non-organic. 
> I bought a nice-looking bunch of "organic" broccoli the other day, and 
> started to use some of it raw in a salad. As I began to cut the florets 
> apart, I discovered that it was just riddled with black aphids. Of course 
> this confirmed that it had been grown without pesticides, but hey, I 
> don't like black aphids in my salad. I know I could have carefully 
> cleaned it in salt water, as I do with what I grow in my own garden, but I 
> was in a hurry, so tossed the whole bunch out. I would like to support 
> the "organic" movement. I really believe in it, and don't use any 
> chemicals in my own garden, but I found this really off-putting. I 
> don't really know the answer. 
> Auralie 
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