Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?

The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?

I had to share this. It's such a disappointment, but so few people know about this stuff going on because they just trust that a well known store like Whole Foods would be a safe place to buy high quality food. (Don't get me wrong, I know they still sell high quality goods.) After reading this article, I visited the Whole Foods Website and I had to chuckle. Their home page reads:

Whole Foods
Selling the Highest Quality Natural and Organic Products

Are we to assume now because they're selling products containing GMO/GE ingredients that these products have only the "Highest Quality" pesticide, herbicide, and Round-Up Ready-laden ingredients in them? Therein lies my point. By offering foods that are tainted with GMO/GE ingredients, you may as well throw "Highest Quality" out the window. Maybe in describing their Organic foods, it's accurate, but not so for the "Natural" foods. Man-made chemicals in your food are not natural.

I'm pretty certain I was told at one point last year that Whole Foods didn't sell anything that had GMO's/GE's in it. I assumed that statement was true(yes, totally naive), and never checked it out because, c'mon, it was Whole Foods. I considered them to be the Gold Standard of grocery stores.

So this makes me wonder if there will ever be a grocery chain that sells only organic food, grassfed beef, free-range poultry, pastured pork, etc. that won't sell out at some point. If such a store ever comes about, they'll have my business and I'll gladly pay more for those organic products and the peace of mind that comes with them.

To learn more about Monsanto, I would highly recommend watching The Future of Our Food, then do your own research. (You can watch it online free by clicking on the highlighted title.) The greed involved in our food supply is honestly heartbreaking. While you're at it, check out Food, Inc. too.

You could also use Netflix to watch these via the instant streaming through your Wii, or if you want to purchase Food, Inc. for your school, gym, or family, the link is below.

Buy Food, Inc.

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