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The sad truth is, factory farming is factory farming, whether its organic or conventional. They're organic by certification, but you'd never know it if you saw their farming practices.
As Michael Pollan, best-selling book author and organic supporter, said in an interview with Organic Gardening, .
One of the things I like to do on my blogs is bust commonly held myths that I think matter.
For example, I get really annoyed when I hear someone say sharks don't get cancer (I'll save that rant for another day).
And, shockingly, the actual volume usage of pesticides on organic farms is not recorded by the government.
Why the government isn't keeping watch on organic pesticide and fungicide use is a damn good question, especially considering that many organic pesticides that are also used by conventional farmers are used more intensively than synthetic ones due to their lower levels of effectiveness.
There are some definite upsides and benefits that come from many organic farming methods.
For example, the efforts of organic farmers to move away from monocultures, where crops are farmed in single-species plots, are fantastic; crop rotations and mixed planting are much better for the soil and environment.
My goal in this post isn't to bash organic farms, instead, it's to bust the worst of the myths that surround them so that everyone can judge organic farming based on facts.
From now onward, posts that attack conventionally believed untruths will fall under a series I'm going to call "Mythbusting 101." Ten years ago, Certified Organic didn't exist in the United States.
Yet in 2010, a mere eight years after USDA's regulations officially went into effect, organic foods and beverages made .7 billion.