The answer is — can you trust humankind? Nothing created or done by these devil incarnates, aka humans, is 100% trustworthy, since human nature usually perverts everything. (Of course, I mean humanity in general, not all the individuals it’s made up of).
Here is the definition of organic food by US National Organic Program (NOP) standards:
"Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.”
The scary thing about it is what organic products should be produced without:
1. Conventional pesticides, that is, toxic cancer–and-other-diseases-causing chemicals;
2. Fertilizers made with, once again, toxic chemicals or — and this one takes the biscuit — sewage sludge, which means your shit, piss, toilet paper, cleaning products and whatever you flush down your toilet mixed with putrid biomass and toxins end up in our food and drinking water! Yuck!
3. Bioengineered, that is, genetically modified products, the long term effects of which are totally unknown and haven’t been sufficiently studied.
4. Ionising radiation, which means we might as well grow our food in Chernobyl zone.
Healthy lifestyle is mainly for the rich. I mostly eat organic food and it costs me an arm and a leg, so I have to cut down on a lot of other things. But many people can’t afford to buy it, while, admittedly, others just won’t.
I grew up on natural food without chemicals and still remember how scrumptious it was. First time I had to consume supermarket industrial food while travelling I thought I was coming down with something as everything tasted either insipid or yucky until I realised I was actually ingesting plastic. Fortunately, I discovered organic shops and manage to survive.
|Organic seal, France|
|Organic seal. |
(USDA, United States)
Trust, but verify.
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