mentioned in several of my previous posts that I favor organic ingredients, and
I felt it was time for the full-on rant.
ORGANIC! Do yourself, your family and your planet a favor and buy
organically grown produce. It’s gotten popular enough now that it
doesn’t really cost all that much more than conventional, and in my
experience it’s often better and fresher, which means you’re more
likely to actually eat it before it rots, making it less expensive (since if it
rots you get 0 benefit). It’s better for you. Some studies
have shown better vitamin content than conventional produce (I can’t
vouch for how scientific those studies are, so consider that bit hearsay).
They obviously have way less pesticides and chemicals, which aren’t good
for you, your kids, or your local watershed. Organics are getting easier
to find. My local Costco has started stocking a number of organic
products, like peanut butter, oatmeal, and others. Don’t judge
organic produce by the crap they sell at Safeway. They go out of their
way to buy crummy looking organics so you’ll buy the (much cheaper and
higher margin) conventional produce. Go find a store that cares about
organic food. We can’t afford to keep intrusting our food supply
and the health of the environment to agrobusiness, which have demonstrated
their lack of concern for anything except profits. And while you’re
at it, support your local organic farmers and farmer’s markets.
Find out where there’s one near you, and start going. May small
organic (and conventional) farms offer subscriptions, where you pay a fixed price
each month for a share of their crops. They get to support their family
farm, and you get good healthy, locally grown food to eat.</rant>
finished now. Back to your regularly scheduled food related stuff. I
just had to get that out of my system.