Why NOT to eat organic


A while back I was exercising my writing, trying to find an voice for this blog, and wrote Why to shop organic. A friend of mine recently gave me a hard time about it and through a funny confluence of events, I found two reasons not to eat organic.

Reason number one: Probably the reason Heather used to call organic strawberries “armpit fruit”:

Artichoke

Yes, that is a dead worm in my artichoke. Yes, I had to eat this far to discover it. :)

Reason number two: Sure they don’t use pesticides, but I don’t want babies working the fields any more than I want 12 year olds making my shirts.


Organic Rice Cereal Box

  1. #1 by Heather on January 13, 2006 - 1:09 pm

    Hey there – when to and when not to eat organic has been a hot topic. This handy dandy wallet card recommends the 12 fruits and veggies to always get organic and the 12 where it doesn’t matter as much!

    http://www.foodnews.org/pdf/walletguide.pdf

  2. #2 by Reid on April 19, 2006 - 12:01 pm

    We are starved for Alec news. Throw us a bone! :-)

  3. #3 by Whitney on September 16, 2006 - 3:36 pm

    We are going on one year with no updates from Alec…

  4. #4 by Andrea on May 20, 2008 - 4:59 pm

    I was going to go organic but that makes me sick.

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