I've heard that it's impossible to grow produce that is 100% organic (without any chemicals, etc) because all produce needs some kind of chemical to grow so it's not eaten up by the bugs. If something is grown without chemicals it is most likely infested with bugs... I don't know what to believe anymore
Most studies show that nothing turns out 100% organic. Not by any additions by the farmers - just from air spread and prior soil use.
No concern to the end user re: bugs - you'd see them or have a poor quality item. Just understand the toughness that the farmers have to go through to provide organic produce (and other items) and support them when possible.
I like the fact that even some packaged items are now availabe organic.
I would say this is not true. I don't use anything in my garden except for natural homemade compost and haven't had any bug infestations. I rotate crop placement somewhat each year, and pull the weeds by hand as I have time. Produce does not need chemicals to grow, it needs minerals present in the soil which can be added with compost, chemical fertilizers or organic fertilizers. Chemicals are not needed to control bugs when you grow properly and use beneficial plants and insects and rotate items and use the right seeds. Most seeds today are hybridized to withstand and need more chemical use. I have friends who have organic farms and have seen what they use, they use fertilizers that I would not, but they don't use pesticides, also the seeds they use are mostly heirloom or saved, not the adultered hybrids used for regular grocery store produce. If I can't grow it myself, I trust Organic produce 2nd because no matter what, far less chemicals are used and it's good for the land.
Assuming that organic farmers have the ability to grow produce without the aid of herbicides or pesticides, I have to question their added claim that these vegetables are packed with so much more vitamins and minerals?
Their probable reply might be that only the hardiest (mineral heavy) plants survive!!?