Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews


Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Organic Myth

The Organic Myth

Many middle class consumers are now favouring more expensive organic produce above more conventionally, cheaper, farmed produce; as Tesco's results show.

The consumers who buy the "organic" produce are of the belief that no pesticides are used and, as a consequence, the food is better for you.

Several myths here:
  • It is not proven that all pesticides, if used properly, are harmful.

  • Organic farmers certainly use less chemicals than their conventional counterparts. However, current standards do in fact allow the use of certain pesticides on organic farms.

  • Not all produce labelled "organic" is in fact organic, as this article states Cornucopia.
Caveat emptor!

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