Food4Thought — Organic Doesn’t Spray?

Short answers to complex questions from you about food & farming.

Question: I buy organic for my family because someone told me they don’t spray. Is that true? (sent by Mindy L)

Answer: That’s incorrect. Organic regulations limit what a farmer can spray, but they don’t prohibit the application (spraying) of approved substances. Often Organic practices require more “spraying” than their conventional counterparts.