Friday, September 23, 2011

Are Organic Strawberries Really Organic? Not So Much

Every time I come across a story that interests me and that I would like to share, I save the link and file it away, hoping that I will have time to craft a well-written, thoughtful post that will best express my thoughts on the matter.

Unfortunately, that rarely happens, and by the time I am ready to think about writing the post, the time has passed for it to be relevant.

I have decided not to worry about how eloquent my post is - it is the information that matters. So, without further ado, here is a link to a story I think anyone should read who thinks that the strawberries they are buying are organic.

I have often wondered, as I have placed the brand-name package of strawberries labelled "organic" into my basket, if they were truly organic, or if the producer had just figured out a way to pimp the system and still be able to call their produce organic.

It looks like my concerns were valid, as illustrated by this story.

I don't know about you, but I am even more offended by producers who have found ways to circumvent the system and manage to call their products organic than I am by those who farm conventionally. At least they are honest, and you know what you are getting.

Photo from; story from Environmental Health News

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