I tried so hard to stay mum on the Stanford study about “organic food not being more nutritious” that is being pimped out all over the news but I just can’t do it anymore. There are so many people who want to eat nutritious food, we want to do what’s best for our families and then they go and throw out a study like this. This feeds the people who think “See, organic isn’t better.” I understand those people, they think the word “organic” has a negative association, that it is eaten by those who think they are all that and a bag of chips. I know because I used to think that way until I realized that some of the distain against organics has nothing to do with it in principle, but rather how they see the people who eat organic food. Would you agree? I mean organic just means natural and free of pesticides. Who puts up their hand and says “Yes, I want to eat fake, chemically based food, I really do!!”
Now we are now just plain confused. You hear one thing one day and then out comes a study that contradicts it the next. It happens all of the time tight? One day coffee is good, the next it’s bad. Red wine is good, then it’s bad. Chocolate is good, now it’s bad. I could go on forever. So why all of the mixed messages? Who funds some of these studies? Do they have our best interest at heart? According to Robyn O’Brien, headlines are circulating that one of the researchers for the Stanford study was hired by the Tobacco Institute in 1976 to conduct this same level of analysis, a meta-analysis, to cast doubt on cigarettes’ harm. http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2012/09/06/organic-food-debunker-was-tobacco-instit-1976
Putting possible motives for this study aside, it still seems silly to me. Let’s say organic produce doesn’t have any different nutritional value than non organic. Conventional produce still contains pesticides, and lots of them. Would you knowingly eat Roundup or feed it to your kids? My kick ass domestic engineering skills are working overtime on this one. My answer is no, I wouldn’t eat Roundup if I had the choice, nor would I feed it to my kids. So why try and trick me into buying it by using studies that debate nutritional value? I don’t care about that, I don’t want to eat pesticides! Ever seen what a container of Round Up says? Seriously check out the label, it’s worth the read.
I don’t know about you but I am tired of having to figure out if some of the people in charge of our food supply really do have our best interest at heart. The way I see it is that organic produce has less chemicals. Chemicals that are known to make us sick. Why can’t good old fashioned food our ancestors used to grow be the same price? Why are people trying to get us to choose more chemically based food?
I hope next time they pump money into funding studies like “are GMOs are safe for human consumption?” That would be a great start since most of our food is genetically modified and it has never even tested it to make sure it’s safe.
Organic farmers are trying to grow us healthy food and they are getting stop checked everywhere. Some company wants to make genetically modified food and they don’t need to pass any tests? Really smart people at Stanford are telling us that we don’t need to eat natural food? Am I being Punk’d? Where’s Ashton…..
Remember we’re free to think and choose,