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Pesticide-Free / No Spraying


Some farmers may avoid the use of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides even if they continue to use conventional approaches such as synthetic fertilizer. "No Spraying" or "Pesticide-Free" indicates that while the farm may not be organic, there are no toxic sprays applied to the produce. These claims are not verified by any outside parties. Ask the farmer if anything has been applied to the surface of the produce if this is a concern for you.

Example of Pesticide-Free / No Spraying:

Transitional products are not allowed to be labelled as organics, however they have strived to be pesticide free.
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Today, on the average, a US farmer feeds about 155 people worldwide. In 1960, that number was 26.