Cashing in on the Organic Bandwagon
Whenever there’s money to be made, you’ll find every Tom, Dick and Harry coming out of the woodwork.
Now I’m all for free enterprise, I think anyone with ingenuity and determination deserves to make a buck. It’s the American Dream, after all.
That’s what happened when organic foods got popular. To the tune of $39.7 billion in 2016. That’s a big chunk of change.
Industrial Food Dupes the Public
What I don’t care for are companies without integrity. Selling a line of bull (if it’s advertised on television you can almost guarantee it’s a load of crap) and fueling the “sick care” crisis with toxic, industrial foods; duping the public with false advertising claims.
Using words like organic, natural flavors, and even certified organic. I was flabbergasted when I saw a box of Annie’s Fruit Snacks with Certified Organic on the front of the box. Closer look revealed it had the ubiquitous, “natural flavor” listed as an ingredient.
Annie’s was once a wholesome go-to mac & cheese company for the health-minded consumer. That is, until General Mills bought them out. Sadly, many small companies are being swallowed up by unscrupulous corporations.
Companies that have a track record of destroying healthy food through industrial, genetically modified and conventional farming practices. And will do whatever it takes to get control of the billion-dollar plus pie; often at the expense (literally) of the unwary consumer. Consumers who then become ill from nutritional wasting (malnutrition and toxicity) and believe (more brainwashing) that a toxic chemical pill (we call it modern medicine) will fix their malnourished, and poisoned bodies.
Will the Real Organic Label Please Stand Up?
100% organic products are the real deal ONLY if they have the USDA Certified Organic Seal.
Any product can say organic if it has at least 70% organic ingredients. The rest can be pretty much any toxic garbage they want to throw in there. If it’s owned by “Big Organic,” buyer beware.
Is Organic Produce Better?
Yes and NO.
There was a time when all fruits and vegetables were called produce. It didn't need any description and certainly wasn't called organic or conventional.
With the introduction of conventional farming, the chemical industry found a very profitable way of selling post-war chemicals, solving the problem of disposing human sewage sludge, increasing the demand for fossil fuels, etc.
Today, deceptive propagandists have convinced the naïve consumer that un-natural produce is not only cheaper, but equally nutritious.
Really? How could we ever think chemically grown food could be healthier. And the cost? A lot more than you think.
Beware of Imported "Organic" Produce
Demand for imported organic produce has become problematic for American farmers and consumers.
Cheap, organic imports are hurting American farmers as they struggle to compete with market prices.
And those cheap imports may not be organic at all. Because there is no “organic police” for imported agricultural products, virtually all agricultural imports are highly suspect. If you’re in the U.S., check the country of origin label. Only organic produce in the U.S. is USDA verified. Make sure your produce is China-Free also. According to Mike Adams, author of Food Forensics, food coming from China is polluted with heavy metals (similar to non-organic produce in the U.S.).
Bottom line: Eat organic. If you do eat processed organic food from a box, can or package, do it sparingly. Look for the USDA Organic Seal.
Most importantly, Eat real food, the kind that Nature/God made. You know, the stuff that kept us healthy and free of disease before the hostile takeover...
Bottom line: Eat organic, but not the stuff that comes in a box, can or package.
Real food, the kind that nature/God made. You know, the stuff that got us here, billions and counting…