Chemical drift onto organic fields: the phosphonic acid
Chemical residues found in food create a general tension between the coexistence of conventional agriculture and organic farming. This is the case of phosphonic acid (H3PO3), one of the most common ingredients in chemical fertilizers, phytosanitary products and pesticides, which is more frequently found in organic crops. This leads to a confusing question: how is it possible to find chemicals in organic fields?
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