Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute released a report this week concluding that there is no difference between organic or conventionally produced food is a joke. Thankfully, the Cornucopia Institute released a rebuttal of the report’s inaccuracies, falsehoods, and omissions in the widely parroted report which is financed and backed by industrial agriculture corporations, like Cargill and Big Tobacco.
Organic foods are healthier. Period. You don’t need million-dollar studies to know this. Simply purchase a generic, cheap, factory farm egg. Then buy an organic, free-range egg from a local grower. Crack them both open in a frying pan, sunny side up and cook without salt. Notice the color difference in the yolks, the texture of the whites, and finally the flavor.
It simply comes down to: you put crap in, you get crap out. Industrial agriculture is a failure. It’s been mining and robbing our soils of nutrients and microbiological life forms.
Conventional agriculture is also poisoning our world. Excess nutrients from petroleum extracted fertilizers are poisoning rivers and oceans leading to massive, oxygen-deprived dead zones. Factory animal farms produce mountains of excrement that become waste rather than the traditional use as sustainable fertilizer for crops. Need we mention the pesticides, fungicides, genetic manipulation, super bugs, etc.?
Cornucopia Institute and Common Dreams both fail to connect all the dots in its criticism of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute “research” and how it was immediately spread and repeated by the news conglomerates. The reason it received such fast media dissemination without fact checking is due to our “news” outlets inextricable ties to industrial agriculture.
We must erase the notion in our minds that our traditional news sources are independent and objective. They’re marketing and trumpeting arms of the ruling paradigm. Their only purpose is to sell advertisements and prop up the falsehoods and smokescreens of our corporate owners.
Don’t buy their lies. Organic, sustainably grown foods are, have been, and will always be healthier, more nutritious, and tastier than industrial food. Support your local organic farmers. Ask for and purchase organic, sustainably harvested food from the grocery store. Or, best of all, grow your own.