Thursday, May 1, 2008

Because you can't possbly know what you're talking about . . .

Now, here's something that I've always wondered . . . proponents of organic food will claim completely straight faced, that produce grown organically uses no pesticides.

And go over the logic . . . just and itty bitty bit: A modern farming company, a factory farm, wouldn't they just love to spend LESS producing their crops? Hmm. Does pesticide show up on the debit or the credit side of the column.

But . . . if you've EVER grown a vegetable . . . a fruit, an anything, you know know know that can't be possible. The produce in your garden usually has a couple munch bites taken out of it.

So how does perfect, blemish free, organic produce show up?

Here's how: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/the-great-organic-myths-why-organic-foods-are-an-indulgence-the-world-cant-afford-818585.html

And I'm not pro/anti organic at all. I want to eat fewer pesticides. But I am anti-stupidity . . .

For instance: How do you get to call yourself "organic"? By meeting certain legal specifications. It's like calling your food "lite" as opposed to "light". So for marketing reasons, you indulge yourself in expensive, retro, misleading eating habits. How's this for marketing: "Organic Farming: Bringing you Starvation since the Dawn of Time!" or "True Organic Farming: Favorite of locusts everywhere!"

1 comment:

Rock Bottom Bruce said...

that is interesting... all I can say is that in my very unscientific studies an organic apple tastes no different to me than a conventional apple. or bananas, squash, tomatoes etc, etc, etc......