Organic Isn't Just for Hippies

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Organic Isn’t Just for Hippies

Seriously, all sorts of people eat organic foods.

Poor people, rich people, liberal Democrats, evangelical Republicans, celebrities, and non-celebrities eat organic foods.

Even the CEO of Monsanto eats organic food!

Organic farming over time is more productive than chemical farming.

During times of drought and floods, organic farms consistently produce more than chemical farms.

During ideal weather, chemical farms can produce more than organic farms.

But there’s never been a guarantee of ideal weather.

We can feed the world with organic foods and farming.

Despite the propaganda churned out by biotech and chemical companies, organic farming is the only way to feed the world.

Transferring our toxic agricultural system to other countries is sure to bring about a global environmental collapse.

The energy required, the toxicity of the chemicals, and the degradation to the soil will be fatal.

Instead, we need to export the knowledge we’ve gained about successful modern organic farming and then help others adapt these practices to their climates, regions, and cultures.

Organic is more important than local, but local is also important.

Numerous studies have shown organic is much more critical when it comes to carbon than local.

In one study commissioned by PepsiCo, an independent researcher determined the most significant component of the carbon footprint for Tropicana orange juice (a PepsiCo product) wasn’t transportation or manufacturing, but “the production and application of fertilizer” required to grow oranges.

The local food movement has been very important in revitalizing small farms and communities and bringing fresh, seasonal foods to many more people.

However, as a means of saving the planet and improving our health, it only goes so far.

Local chemical farming contaminates local communities and actually increases residents’ carbon footprints and energy use.

Local organic farming cleans up communities and decreases their carbon footprint and energy use.

International trade is essential.

Coffee will always be grown in places other than North America.

Cacao, too, which is what chocolate is made from.

Are we willing to give those up?


Nor should we.

The glorious and devastating history of our planet is filled with people fulfilling the primal urge to trade, to explore, to exchange – from the Silk Road to Route 66.

And in those exchanges we learn.

We learn about people who are different from us.

Different religions.

Different ways of healing.

Different foods.

Without trade, Italians wouldn’t have pasta, the Irish wouldn’t have potatoes, and Americans wouldn’t have pizza or sushi.

But we also learn what’s the same.

We love the same.

Our bodies, while they’re different shapes and colors, all work the same.

We all are born and we all die.

And we all like to eat!

Come join me on my weight loss journey!  I’d love to have you along!

Have an awesome day!

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Dick and Lenay

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