Because the popularity of organic foods have been rising dramatically since the 1960’s, food safety regulations have intensified regarding the production and sale of these naturally grown food… Because the popularity of organic foods have been rising dramatically since the 1960’s, food safety regulations have intensified regarding the production and sale of these naturally grown foods. Technically, the growing of organic foods should exclude the use of any non-organic chemicals which are meant to prevent the emergence of diseases on food crops. Insecticides and fungicides are routinely sprayed on non-organic food crops which are very susceptible to such blight, but organically grown foods are not. What is not commonly understood is the fact that there are particular chemical sprays that are permitted to be used on organic food because they fulfill organic standards and policies. Nicotine sulfate is one such chemical approved by the FDA. It comes from tobacco and will poison insects or other small mammals which attempt to consume organically grown food treated with it. Extracted from chrysanthemums, pyrethrum is another chemical regularly used in organic farming which kills insects and is… Read full this story
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