The Biggest Myth About Organic Farming is that so-called organics are grown without the use of pesticides. You better wash those pricey pods. Organics are often treated heavily because “natural” pesticides are less effective, to say nothing of the other natural pathogens to be found on organics. There are other myths, of course. At a very basic level, I have a hard time accepting some organic labels as representing anything real, as when “organically grown” coconuts are at issue. And of course, like gamblers who’ll never admit they lost money last weekend, many organic food devotees insist, remarkably, that organics are no more costly than non-organics. It doesn’t take much research on one’s own to realize that’s just not true.