Monday, August 3, 2009

Superstition and Organic Food

A recent survey found that not even butchers understood the difference between organic and regular beef. Some even thought the organic beef was certified by the RSPCA.

Truth is, when it comes to food safety and health, no one is supposed to understand organic food. No one understands ghosts, no one understands angels, no one understands why consumers pay more for a good with a pretty label, no one understands why placebos work, and no one understands why the mystical properties of organic food is supposed to make it healthier.

No one really understands supertitions and marketing ploys, which is what organic food really is.

Except for farm animal welfare. Most of the time, organic food is more humane. That I understand completely.