Essay on Optimizing Yield of Producing Organic Crops
Lower food costs, agricultural technological advances and greater food variety drive a constant need for lower production expenses. To maintain this a greater reliance on the application of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides to maintain crop …show more content…
Various monitoring program conducted have analysed this claim. The largest US data base, the PDP found that pesticide residues were 3.2 times more likely to be found in conventional produce than in organic produce; the Consumer Union found they were 2.9 times greater and 4.1 times more likely in sample from a Belgian monitoring program. (ONE) The levels of pesticides found on samples with pesticides residues were significantly lower on organic samples than conventional samples. (TWO)
The findings of lower pesticide frequencies and levels in organic foods suggests that organic foods may be less ‘better for you’ with respect to pesticides than conventional foods.
It also however needs to be considered that the vast majority of the residues discovered are