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Subject: Re: Organic food recycled "news" Date: 9/5/2012 2:25 PM
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I haven't read the actual report. However, none of the articles discussing the report mention either carbon footprint or GMOs. None. That is strange.

Consumers who bought into organics due to the "misinformation" about the higher nutritional value of organic produce may re-think their future purchases. Those who bought into organics to be part of the popular culture - "Could you ask the chef if the microgreens and heirloom red quinoa in this salad are organic?" - may re-think their support, especially if they aren't well-heeled. And finally, how about those folks whose purchase of organic produce flies in the face of their non-sustainable practices - Bellevue, WA WFM customers who shop in their Ferraris and Lamborghinis, for example.

I've known for some time that organic produce contains pesticides. At first, I was dismayed. However, I eventually saw the bigger picture: 1) Earth is a sealed ecosystem - we are all affected by each others' actions and 2) The more farmers we inspire to transition from conventional to organic, the faster we can stop the pollution of our ecosystem.

Those who believe that buying organics goes beyond self-interest will continue to support organics. We believe that we didn't inherit Earth from our parents, but that we are borrowing her from our children - a vision held by the First Nations.
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