Organic Agriculture: Turning a Movement into an Industry

Organic agriculture finally has the chance to pass from a movement to an industry—if it can cope with its problems.



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The "old" organic grower: market gardeners who toil so hard they can't stop weeding long enough to nurse.
PHOTO: PAT STONE
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The "new" organic grower: megafarmers who use $80,000 Salad Vacs to suck pests off eight rows at once.
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Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep got millions of Americans wondering about pesticides in food.
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Organic Testing
Everyone's on the lookout for Alar in apple products these days—but who tests for the 600 other food pesticides? 
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