Organic is not Chemical-Free
The term “organic” is associated with things that are pure and clean, however, the organic label on a vegetable doesn’t guarantee that it is free of chemicals or pesticides; on the contrary.
Organic farmers are allowed to use sprays and powders to keep pests away from their produce, and are mostly limited to pesticides and herbicides that come from natural sources.
You might find it shocking that those natural pesticides are not necessarily healthier than synthetic ones. Actually, many natural pesticides are toxic and pose serious health risks, especially with repeated exposure, and some of them are even listed as being potentially carcinogenic. For example, Rotenone, sourced from subtropical plants, was used for decades as a standard organic pesticide, and only in 2005 it was ultimately banned after being linked to Parkinson’s Disease.
Many equally dangerous chemicals are still allowed, aside a list of nearly 200 non-organic substances which are still permitted under the USDA Organic Certification.
Furthermore, a fact unknown to many, the label only requires that 95% of the ingredients are organic, while the other 5% can be treated with non-organic chemicals.
So, how can you make sure that your family eats vegetables and fruits that are not covered with chemicals?
Our advice is – grow them by yourself.
The good news is that you no longer need to know how to grow vegetables in order to do so; AgwaGarden takes care of it for you.
AgwaGarden is a first of its kind vegetable-growing home appliance. Its novelty is that the AI Virtual Agronomist monitors and remotely controls every aspect relevant to growing the produce in the device. This makes it long-term consistent and extremely efficient, capable of fully providing a family’s greens, herbs and more.
AgwaGarden is a close-loop hydroponic system that doesn't use pesticides. It is so clean that you don't even need to wash the veg before eating it.
Even better, - by eliminating most of the value chain, the cost of these clean home-grown produce could be as low as 50% off organic produce retail prices.