“I like buying organic food because…I don’t know…I don’t know why I eat organic foods. I think organic food tastes better,” said Christine Gwin, a hippy and junior at Rutgers.
Muhammad Ali and Dick Winters didn’t buy organic, and I’ll bet they could kick that hippy’s ass.
Actually, “Organic foods have never been shown to be healthier, more nutritious or more safe than conventional foods, despite dozens of scientific studies. There is no weight that organic is better or healthier for you.” says Alex Avery of The Hudson Institute Center for Global Food Issues in a CNN in-depth report.
In fact, organic food might even be WORSE FOR YOU than normal chemically soaked fruits and veggies. Many of the modern farming methods and chemicals that organic products forgo in favor absolutely nothing were put in place for a reason.
Let us not forget that pasteurized milk was introduced in the early twentieth century to prevent citizens from getting sick and occasionally dying from bacteria like tubercle bacillus, also known as Tuberculosis, which can be found in raw and untreated milk.
America seems to have forgotten that, as the recent trend in raw milk and other raw dairy products like yogurt and cream has led to hospitalizations nationwide. Luckily, the sale of raw milk, and products made from it, except for raw cheese aged over 60 days, is illegal in New Jersey.
Unfortunately, that may soon change if Assembly Bill 743 and its companion bill S-2702 are allowed to pass, as they both aim to allow farmers to sell and distribute raw dairy products.
The biodegradable germicides organic growers campaign against were created to combat the often fatal epidemics caused by tainted fruits, such as the recent Listeria outbreak, caused by Colorado based organic farming company Jensen Farms. In September of 2011, Jensen Farms unknowingly distributed polluted cantaloupes, which have killed 13 American citizens and infected 72 more across 18 states.
The most recent Listeria outbreak had a 15 percent mortality rate, which according to CDC records, is a full five percent higher than that of H1N1 Swine Flue, and could have been easily avoided had Jensen Farms used common place agricultural chemicals to treat their murderous cantaloupes during the growing season and shipping process.
A report put out by the Center for Global Food Issues states that organic crops and products are also responsible for eight percent of E. Coli cases in our country, despite accounting for less than one percent of consumed foods.
This is because of limitations placed on acceptable fertilizers, leading companies and co-ops to partially rely on human and animal waste to fertilize their crop. Which means your sexy organo-vegan heirloom tomato might just be teeming with angry little E. Coli germs waiting to kill you.
The cultivation methods are not even environmentally friendly, despite claims by proponents of organic farming. CropLifeAmerica.org explains how organic growing methods typically yield 50 percent less than conventional, modern farming per acre, leading to unnecessary deforestation as organic growers are forced to clear more land to provide the same amount of product.
Modern farming methods are products of scientific progress. The average farm’s per-acre-yield has seen a 200 percent increase over the last century, giving healthier goods to more people.
Non-organic, industrial farming has led to a decline in the spread of infectious disease and even, according to the CDC, increased life expectancy, thereby promoting better living through science.
Do not give in to the organic propaganda. Instead, remind its proponents that the extra money they spend on their technophobe food fad sponsors slash and burn deforestation and Listeria outbreaks. So arm yourself with the power of knowledge and don’t eat organic, eat smart.