Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Sarah born 04/03/02 , Ashley born 03/13/04, Rigel born 09/10/11
Mother to R- 2/09, & C- 5/11
Organic does not equal sustainable. It just equals following a list of USDA requirements to get the stamp (DEFRA in the UK I suppose.)
Do I think it is better than conventional? Sure I do. I also think that we are missing the point as we line up, wallets in hand, for organics that have been shipped all over the country or the world and have, in the end, only done our bodies a little good and the planet even less.
I'll take local, farmer to customer produce over organic-as-sideline of giant conventional farming comglomerate any day.
Soooo... I am not thrilled with the article either, but for different reasons.