I just hope no one is being supplied any vege from the fall out area around Fukushima, it won't be long until the greens glow that way in the dark around there.
Personally I never saw any reason to go the organic way, that is until I saw the amazing health that my 80 yr old mother is in.
She's one of 6 children, and the only one without major health issues (cancer, atheritis, dimensia etc).
She started looking after herself about 30 years ago when she got M.E., and quickly figured out that the best way to look after your body is from the inside out. So all pesticides were removed from the property, and due to the lack of avalibility of anything organic back then, she planted out her own garden. She also supliments her food with vitamins and minerals, and the results are amazing.
She came up for a weeks holiday at Christmas and had more energy than either my wife or myself - it was a bit embarrasing to say the least.
Check out companion planting, using plants as the pest controllers. Basil with tomato's will stop most things except caterpillars (so I found out the hard way) and pymethrin daisies will stop a lot of winged bugs.
100% agree HQ, it also helps to have a live in fanatical gardener
If any of you knew me, you'd know the only pure thing I've ever put in my body is Jim Beam (necter of the gods, won't cure anything, but after a while you won't give a dam), but I've lost 5kg just from eating in a healthy manner - and it tastes good too.