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How are "organic" and "pesticide-free" foods different?

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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Organic Means More!

To be certified organic, a food or fiber must meet strict rules that include being grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial hormones, chemical fertilizers, and genetic modification.
And animals must have access to pasture and normal behaviors for their kind. 'pesticide-free' is nice, but not certified.

In brief: Organic Means More!

To be certified organic, a food or fiber must meet strict rules that include being grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial hormones, chemical fertilizers, and genetic modification.
And animals must have access to pasture and normal behaviors for their kind. 'pesticide-free' is nice, but not certified.
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Organic has criteria

Organic is a term which means foods need to meet 3 main criteria: no pesticides no hormones no antibiotics foods are not considered organic if they are just pesticide free only.

In brief: Organic has criteria

Organic is a term which means foods need to meet 3 main criteria: no pesticides no hormones no antibiotics foods are not considered organic if they are just pesticide free only.
Dr. Michael Pappas
Dr. Michael Pappas
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In brief: Organic...

...Means that no artificial pesticides or fertilizers were used; "pesticide free" does not address the fertilizers at all.

In brief: Organic...

...Means that no artificial pesticides or fertilizers were used; "pesticide free" does not address the fertilizers at all.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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