Published: June 28, 2012 by Dan Charles
The tomato is the vegetable (or fruit, if you must) that we love to hate. We know how good it can be and how bad it usually is. And everybody just wants to know: How did it get that way?
Skeptoid takes a second look at organic agriculture. Supporters claim that modern agriculture is neither safer nor more productive; and that virtually the entire world population has been poisoned by the "toxic chemicals" it requires. What are these toxic chemicals? What effect have they had on consumers? And, more importantly, are modern organics any different at all?