View Full Version : Organic Produce from Mexico
04-11-2005, 10:12 AM
Lately my whole foods market has been stocking MOST of their organic produce from Mexico- and it's the only place in town to buy organics. I've read that agriculture/pollution laws in some countries are nil - and that Mexico's soil has been subjected to an alarming amount of DDT and a long list of other poisons. Is it then possible to grow "organics" at all in Mexico???
I'm scared to eat the tomatoes- yikes!!! - but I wanna dang tomato!
Mexico also has bouts with fecal wind.
They lay out thier sewage to dry, and then it blows into towns and crops.
I learnt that from my geography teacher last year in college.
Just a thought for you.
04-11-2005, 01:57 PM
Well, I'm not sure what to say about the existing soil in Mexico. But the Organic Consumers Union has strict guidelines as to the how, what and where of the produce growing.
I also have never heard of fecal wind!
I buy alot of organic produce from Mexico, and have been for years. I also feed it to my 3 children. We all seem to be doing fine. But, I understand, some things won't show detrimental for years. I still am not scared to eat the organically grown produce from Mexico.
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