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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Organic Soapbox

So normally, I don't get that upset about stuff. But...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090729/hl_nm/us_food_organic

This article has made me so mad!!! What a load of ****!

First off, I do not buy (and grow) organic food because I think it is more nutritious. I buy it for what it DOESN'T have- hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, homicides... oh, wait, that last one is what happens when you EAT these chemical laden products.

Second- organic farming is SO much better for the environment. It is sustainable, renewable, and doesn't produce chemical runoff to pollute streams and lakes.

Third- this study refers to chemically "enhanced" processed food products as ORDINARY FOOD!!! How scary is that?!?

I firmly believe that it is no coincidence that the rise in obesity and heart disease and diabetes can be traced back almost directly to when society started eating processed foods stuffed with chemicals, instead of whole grains and veggies.

And for me, personally? Eating organic, whole foods is making the weight practically fall off me- something that was NOT happening when I was eating special "diet" foods!

Off the soapbox now. I need to return it to my neighbor :)

3 comments:

  1. Clap, clap, clap. Well said.

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  2. So... I agree with you on some points and disagree on others. :) I am sure you (and many other people- including myself) purchase/grow organic food for the reasons that you said- that it doesn't have hormones, pesticides, etc. However, there is a large % of the American (and other country's) population that is not as educated on the the meaning of organic and the perception is that organic food is healthier, due to a higher concentration of nutrients, not for a lack of pesticides, hormones, etc.

    And the ordinary food thing- they are just talking produce that is grown using convential farming methods. And whether or not we agree with it, most farmers use pesticides etc, so this is conventional. They don't mean chemically added fiber or something to your ice cream. At least that is how I understood it. :)

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