Wrapping up organic week

Canada’s national organic week concludes today. Organic week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Recently a friend shared with me an Australian video she came across on organic agriculture and I thought I’d share it with all of you to cap off organic week. This video makes some great points in a humorous way.

As I’ve said many times before on this blog, I have absolutely nothing against organic agriculture. In fact, I believe there’s a place for both conventional and organic agriculture, and we need to work together. With that said, it really bothers me when organic advocates insist on vilifying conventional agriculture.

If you want to buy organic, go ahead – but please don’t do it under the false assumption that it’s more nutritious or better tasting, because that’s simply not true. As the video states, several studies have confirmed that organically produced food is not healthier for you than conventional produced food.

What is true is that organic almost always costs more at the grocery store. If you can afford to pay extra then go ahead. Many families can’t.

If you are going to buy organic, please do some research and know what you’re buying. As the video states, many companies will slap the organic label on their products just so they can charge a premium. One of my main concerns with organic agriculture is I feel it’s not adequately regulated in most countries including Canada.

Watch the video and let me know what you think. Do you buy organic? If so, why? I’d love to hear from you.

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