Jankes, I probably spend too much time reading on all of this ... hours daily for almost 2 1/2 yrs now. Just read and posted a report at NCC abotu a test that was done on children. They fed conventional foods for X # of days, testing urine for pesticides, then fed organic foods continuing the urine testing. Sure enough the pesticides showd up in conventional day urine even tho the foods were well cleaned.
Then there's the mineral factor. Big Farm uses commerical fertilization, giving the soil back 3 basic minerals, when there should be about 80 plus all those trace minerals called electrolytes. Organic gardening BEGINS with mineralizing the soil, then includes things like probiotics.
Dr Jim Carey was the director of the Creative Health Instute. He periodoically had laboratory testing done to compare coventional produce with the same variety grown organically. The report that I saw was done on a specific kind of apple ... one of each was sent to the lab to be tested for recognizable apple nutrients. The conventionally grown apple had EIGHT recognizable apple nutrients, the organic one had 40+.
Lack of proper fertilizing, pesticide and fungicides and CHEMICAL fertizilers leave our foods depleted and poisonous. Lack of proper mineralizing and soil preperation, lack of crop rotation, lack of allowing fields to lay fallow once every 7 yrs is why our soils are depleted and our foods are lacking in proper nutrition - organic gardening alleviates all of these problems.
On a personal level:
I just saved a seed out of an "certified organic plum". It's drying in the windowseal just now. I plan on planting it. I'm gonna use top soil that I buy or go get in the woods (more likely). I'll fertilize with lightly sea salted rain water that I'm gonna but out drums to gather plus things like sorghum molasses for full mineralization fertilizing. I'll spray with cayenne pepper for the bugs, net the tree to keep the birds off.