Yes actually it is nice........I would even go as far to say it is delightful! So there stick that in your big, fat, GM, frankenfood, frog leg corn chip and smoke it. I know low blow but I have good reason!
I was called a demented leftist crunchy nut the other day, I don't agree with it because my political beliefs have little to do with my food convictions. Yes, I have to fight for my right to eat the foods I want, the way I want but they do not drive my decisions for going organic. I have my reasons for eating organic. They are mine, not yours. I don't shame you as you buy your chemical filled fruits, chicken, pork and beef, don't shame me because I choose not to. Don't tell me that knowing my food is wrong and I am demented for wanting to see my food alive and thriving before killing it. I don't look at it that way. And I certainly don't beat you up because you don't care where your food comes from or how it was treated.....
There are a lot of different reasons to eat organically and everyone has their own reason. In a nutshell, it is my personal belief that eating organically and sustainability are key to leading a healthy lifestyle. I feel better when I eat this way and so does my family. The rules in our house are to eat local if we can but always organic. If we cannot find it organic we just don't eat it. We eat lots of fruits and veggies, drink raw milk, eat organic local honey, and make a lot of our own food. I make bread and crackers at least once a week. I am working on a whole wheat organic chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses honey instead of white sugar. I'll let you know how that goes in a later post!
A healthy lifestyle also means healthy for the planet too! So what would happen if food would not grow anymore? What if water was undrinkable? What if we could not cure simple infections? These are very real questions in my mind and a thing I believe can happen if we are not careful about the types of chemicals we put in the ground or our body, whether directly or indirectly. Keeping the earth healthy is the key to our very survival, yet most people don't care that we waste more or use more chemicals than we did even 100 years ago. Our planet is in a very sad state of affairs people! Time to wake up and smell the roses cause one day it will be too late!
Ok here's my take on chemicals in our food, call me crunchy if you want........Just because you can't see the chemicals on your food does not mean it is not effecting you. If you could see bacteria on your food and you knew it was harmful, even deadly, would you eat it? Probably not. If someone poured bleach, glue or that pine scented cleaner on your food before serving it to you would you eat it? Again probably not. Well guess what if you are eating the non organic meat from the supermarket you are eating at least the bleach, the glue and the e. coli. They still keep the pine scented stuff in aisle 7 for now. And even then I do not trust the supermarkets organic selection because I cannot go to the farm and see the food. And now we are finding out that Big Ag has it's big ol' dirty hands (read: adgenda) in organic and some things are not as organic as the label says. Everything we put into our body has a reaction, good or bad. In my opinion we just do not know enough about the chemicals we put in our foods to say with certainty they are safe for human or animal consumption.
So I say stop picking on people who eat organically, let us eat the way we see fit. I won't let anyone tell me what is good for me or my family. And I won't tell anyone, who is not willing to listen, what is good for theirs!
Do you eat organically or local or both? Or not? What are your reasons for doing so?