Brother: I try to avoid buying organic.
Me: Really? Why?
Brother: I mean, [buying non-organic] is bad for people, but it’s better for the environment.
Me: You think the environment is better off with pesticides?
Brother: Well, in my line of work I’ve learned that pesticides are fairly immobile. They tend to stay put, staying in the top several inches of where they’re sprayed. Besides…organic agriculture is incredibly wasteful with all the crops they have to toss out. It’s a waste of water and resources.


And when he says it’s bad for people, I believe 100% that he was referring to the people who consume non-organic foods. Not the people who spend all day in the fields constantly being exposed to the -cides so he can have his cheap “eco-friendly” produce.