What a load of *$!@*! Someone shared THIS article with me and I froze.
What angers me about this article is that it is written by somebody who obviously has a problem with organics (who could this possibly be, except a giant corporation that shall remain unnamed, trying to patent, genetically modify and control our food system?) in the first place.
Excuse me for being naive, but aren't there a million OTHER reasons we are eating organically? I almost have the nerve to say (okay, I have the nerve) that if for some very strange reason organic food was LESS healthy, I would still support the organic industry. Why?
Health is certainly a very good reason to eat organically, but how about the ethics of treating our environment with integrity so that we can continue to have a symbiotic relationship with the earth? I'm not a tree-hugging hippie (okay, I hugged a tree once, but it was the most beautiful Redwood Tree I've ever seen in my life) but I am concerned about farming being done RIGHT and with integrity. We only get so much land.
The reason "they" started using pesticides in the first place was to amp up production, which equals amping up sales. I'm pretty sure nobody was thinking about our health. I'm also sure that long-term studies were NOT done on the chemicals long before they were used.
How about cleaner air, water and soil? How about not fudging chemically with our plants so we don't scare off the bees? (Whoops, might be too late on this one. Bees are now shipped to farms...)
I'm not sure how anyone can claim at this point that eating organically is no healthier, especially just using common sense. Organic produce frees me from being exposed to harsh chemicals. What if the chemicals don't harm us? The point is that I don't want to be exposed to chemicals in the first place....not on my FOOD! (My great grandfather, a mighty farmer, would sit up in his grave if he knew what was going on).
Check out this "Why Buy Organic" article to read more reasons to choose organic produce over conventional.
I'm aware that organic food costs more, but actually, food SHOULD cost this much. Cheap food is typically unhealthy food. Again, to refer to Food, Inc., someone complained that organic eggs were "$3.00!!" and yet they were drinking a 75 cent soda.
Is anyone else outraged by this article? It's basically going to help people justify buying conventional food because they may be inclined to miss the entire point of organics. It's not JUST about human health, it's about the health of our land, air and water.
Don't forget integrity.