Sunday, May 15, 2011

Are you "Organic"?

How to answer?
Technically, we're not allowed to mumble the word organic because its been bought and sold by the USDA and the big agribusiness and mega farms.
That's fine by us though because when organic became "Organic" we stopped using the word.
Currently, the state of the word "Organic" is what we would describe as a travesty. Every year there are more and more "organic" pesticides, herbicides and fungicides,
there is less and less oversight by the governing bodies in charge of such things,
there is more and more control by the very same huge corporations that made organic necessary in the first place,
and we are getting more and more of our food ("Organic" as well as everything else) from foreign countries who have no over site at all (China).
Organic has been effectively been packaged and sold off to the walmarts, trader joes, and the whole foods of the world.
Along the way it left behind what we consider organic to be:
small farms who use absolutely nothing, none, nope, nada in the way of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or chemical fertilizers.
We're organic before there was an organic.
we're organic the way our great grandparents were organic.
No nothing farming.
That's us.
Always have been, always will be.

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