So I go through lettuce like a rabbit with a serious case of the munchies:) Seriously. I buy 2-4 heads of organic romaine or leaf lettuce daily.
Anywho – from time to time (more often than not) I will find small insects within the leaves of the lettuce, especially as I get closer to the heart. Sometimes it’s one or two – sometimes it’s a deadbug carnival!
I just rinse or brush them off and continue to contently munch away…always thinking “bugs exist in nature – of course they should be in my organic food!”
But just today I was like, “wait…why would the bugs be dead in my organic produce?”
I mean, unless it was sprayed or irradiated or something, right??
Hi JR, bugs/insects have a relatively short life span, sometimes a few days. So if they get caught in your lettuce and bagged up, shipped out, etc., they die on route to your kitchen table. I think that’s the simple answer, someone else may know better than I.
But do you have reason to believe that your organic market is not selling truly organic produce?