I choose to eat organic food whenever possible because I believe it’s better for my health, the environment, and the farmers who grow our food. But not everyone agrees with me. There are a lot of people who think organic food is too expensive, a waste of money, and a scam. Do you feel that way?
It’s no wonder people feel this way, with headlines like these…
“Buying organic veggies at the supermarket is a waste of money” – Quartz
“The USDA ‘Organic’ Label Misleads And Rips Off Consumers” – Forbes
“Organic Foods Are Just A ‘Marketing Label” – Business Insider
“Don’t Believe the (Organic) Hype” – NPR
“Is organic food worth the higher price? Experts say no” – Portland Tribune
One of the biggest perpetrators of these beliefs is Monsanto (and other big biotech companies like Syngenta and Bayer). Think about it: their best-selling products like Roundup and GMO seeds are banned on organic farms. If all farms were organic their biggest products would bite the dust! Any messaging that organic food is better than conventionally grown food is harmful to their business and they have deep pockets to fight against this type of information.
Just like the millions of dollars that big food and agrochemical companies spent to fight GMO labels, it’s easy for them to put big money into advertising and ag front groups to spin the message that organic food is a scam. They don’t want Americans to question how our food is produced in large industrial operations. And, they don’t want to spend more money buying and growing organic ingredients, because that cuts into their bottom line.
I’m going to present the case here for organic food, so you can decide what is best for yourself and your family.
You owe it to yourself to take a hard look at what you choose to eat every day and how it can affect your health. Do the research it takes so you can make an informed decision about whether organic food is worth it to you, and don’t just blindly believe what anyone (including me) tells you. I want you to feel informed and empowered!
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