Zissou said:Additionally, a lot of produce here is a lot closer to organic that what gets the LABEL of organic at home, but really... is organic at such a technical level it's a travesty. (products labeled natural, bio, or organic are barely regulated to say the least).
I have read that farmers in argentina use lots of chemicals, and it is estimated they use 200,000,000 litres alone of roundup weedkiller a year. Even if a particualar tomatoe farmer who supplies a supermarket doesnt us it, there is spray dift which can go for km's.
I find most fruit and veges to be of bad quality and expensive in BSAS - with the exception of feb/march when there is lots of fresh plums/peaches etc around.