Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What's organic may not be organic

When something has the word 'organic' on it, you'd think it's better for you.

Unfortunately, that's not the case. Ask the families of the people who died from organic spinach a couple of years ago. Think twice when you see an organic avocado packing house that is open to the elements with packers not wearing hairnets and gloves but wearing labels around their necks and jewelry.

And now the supposedly stalwart foundation of all things organic-fertilizer- is being investigated.

This week federal agents raided a Californian fertilizer company testing for its use of aqua ammonia.

Organic means very little to me. Look for produce that has gone through food safety audits.

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