I have just seen a very good documentary on the contrast between organic food and agribusiness food in the United States. It is called Fresh. It came out in 2009. I saw it on Amazon. I am an Amazon Prime member, so I watched it for free. Here is a trailer.
I have been aware of the basic story of organic foods for 50 years. I have also not eaten a lot of them, and I am in good health. But I may be an exception. The problem is that, until recently, organic foods were not available in supermarkets and even local farmers’ markets. This has begun to change, which is for the better.
The movie does not cover in detail this obvious problem: outside of the growing season, you cannot easily buy fresh organic vegetables. Supermarkets have fresh vegetables, but they are imported from Mexico or from somewhere in the world where the season favors vegetables. These will be the product of conventional agricultural technologies. So, unless you find ways of freezing vegetables in season, you wind up eating standard vegetables in the winter.
Nevertheless, my main staple is eggs, and we buy the eggs from a lady who produces them locally. The eggs taste better, and I think they are probably more nutritious. They don’t cost much more than what the mid-priced eggs cost at the supermarket. I’m very glad we can buy from her. We’ve been doing this for about four years. Our main meet source is deer. We have an unregulated, non-FDA-approved supplier who sells it, de-boned and packaged, for $1.50 a pound. It’s organic. Sorry, Bambi.
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