Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Truth in Advertising?

I'll catch up on cooking posts from the weekend in a minute, but I wanted to share this post from sustainablog about "Congress Approves Weakened Organic Standards."

I've been reading articles for some time now about the proposed changes to the USDA standards for the organic label, and while on the one hand you can say that these synthetic additives are safe for human consumption, doesn't adding them to "organic" foods sort of defeat the purpose and philosophy of organic food? And when these changes mainly benefit the large-scale food producers who are employing industrial agricultural methods, I'm not impressed.

Just reinforces my inclination to choose local over organic whenever possible.

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