I firmly believe that we are led to believe that conventionally grown food is good for us, especially meat and dairy, because of agribusiness and those special interests making a huge profit off of our health and that of the planet.
I'm vegan, thus avoiding the meat and dairy issues, which are for sure the most disturbing. It is no coincidence that when girls drink more conventional milk, they have an earlier puberty than girls who drink organic milk or who are vegan. The average age for a vegan to have puberty is about 13. That would be considered normal in past times, before the advent of all these hormones they give to cows to make them produce more milk. Today, it's not uncommon for 10 year old girls to have their first period. I was 11, and drinking conventional milk at the time.
These trends are disturbing.
Organic food though is just way out of my budget range right now. I buy organic where I must, such as in the case of berries, however cannot spend $5 on a bag of frozen cherries.
- 4/20/2010 2:20:46 PM