Okay, organic vs. non-organic. It’s a big deal (well, not as big as, say, WMD’s or Obama’s birth certificate) but still, it causes yelling by housewives and single dudes in the aisles of Whole Foods and Fairway. Those on the pro side say that anything as close to nature as possible has to be better for you – to which I reply, “HONEY, arsenic is natural. Are you going to sprinkle THAT on your kid’s granola?” Those on the con side say, “I wash my veggies before I eat them, and I don’t like little green worms (thank you Scarecrow) in my apples.”
So here’s the thing. Is “organic” really worth the extra trip, the extra money and all that? Wouldn’t it be worth finding non-toxic (I hate to say chemicals) methods of keeping the creepy crawlies off the food? Do we really need napalm to get rid of the weeds? Bottom line – is it really healthier? Remember your history, when milk was not homogenized or pasteurized? I mean sure, it’s great when it comes from breast to infant – depending on whether or not mom smokes crack – but you know cows, they eat poop.
I would love my faithful readers to really get into this subject, because it’s a hot one. I for one feel that food that is as close to raw as possible is good for you. But you all also know that I am a hedonist and a sensualist and I love my sauces and meats and intricately prepared dishes, and frankly, frankencarrots don’t work in those situations.
If you want to reach me other than on the blog, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try to answer your questions. If I can’t, I’ll ask Chef Boyfriend (but keep in mind, he says “Dirt is dirt,” or one of my several friends who swear by organic). And here’s a quote from one of my best friends, Katz – “I prefer traditional farming to modern farming….you throw organic in there and people get all wigged out…traditional being organic….long before chemical giants brought out pesticides and inhibiters etc”
Let the games begin.
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