Web Forum Posting of the Week:
If It’s Certified Organic, is It Organically Shipped?

OCA Web Forum User ‘Michael’ posted the following question. Over 9,000 people have viewed the question and many have replied:
“When I buy organic apples from Chile the certification says that they were “organically grown”. Does that also mean they were organically shipped? The reason I ask is that I have traveled quite a bit to and from other parts of South America. It seemed to me that they were spraying a lot of stuff, including luggage, with pesticides then wrapping it in plastic before loading it on the airplane. It occurred to me that they might be doing something similar with the organically grown fruit they ship from there. Is there some way to get assurance that they do not do this?”
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