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3. Food: Organic food
Food: Organic food
Myth: Organic foods are produced without pesticides.

Reality: Organic guidelines need to be tightened up.

The truth is, a great many pesticides are permitted in organic farming, and some of them are considered lethal to humans in very small quantities -- like nicotine sulfate and lime sulfur, both of which carry a "danger" warning from the FDA but are permissible under organic-farming guidelines. -- Joshua Brau

NEXT: Food: A stealthy greenhouse-gas culprit
Last updated March 26 2010: 6:04 PM ET
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