"What's wrong?" asked my oldest son. "It's organic so that makes it okay, right?"
"It has stuff in it that I don't feed you," I told him and kept on shopping.
I was pretty bummed because the soup was laden with unpronounceable chemicals that I actually had to look up to see what they were. This got me thinking about what we eat and why I would drift towards the organic soup and why my son would think that Organic is always okay.
I think that we have become so enamored with labels, organic, GMO Free, gluten free, natural; that we lose sight that organic junk food is still junk food. Gluten Free candy doesn't make it any better or healthier. Certified GMO Free Plutonium is still inedible, even if it's organic.
To be certified organic you don't use synthetic pesticides, gmo materials, or antibiotics. You can read more about that here. This does not mean that you aren't using pesticides, or that your food is somehow healthier. To be fair, I will say that when it comes to the "Dirty Dozen" I always choose organic but if it's a packaged food I do some serious label reading before I make my choice.
|Thank You USDA for your graphic.|