Organics

Organics have become one of the main sustainable food choices in North American society. However, this is inaccessible for some people as, generally speaking, the costs of organic foods are considerably more expensive (when shopping in a grocery store). We pose the following question about your experience with organics. Feel free to let us know where you’re from and what your opinion of organics are.

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6 thoughts on “Organics

  1. Organics are a farce… there is no regulation of what is “organic”, there is no separation of organic farms from non-organic farms, they share the same water tables as everywhere else, the ground has already been saturated/contaminated with past use of herbicides, pesticides & other chemicals – it is a way of charging people more! There needs to be tight regulations on what chemicals can be used, and in what quanitites; and they need to be universal to all countries

  2. We can appreciate where you are coming from with your comments. However, we are not specifically talking only about vegetables; we are also referring to meats, dairy and packaged goods. By consuming organics you are greatly reducing your ingestion of GMOs, hormones, pesticides and other chemicals. We agree that in some situations the ground can be contaminated, but by purchasing organics you are stopping the usage of chemicals that are further contaminating the soil, water, air and ultimately the consumer. We also agree that tougher regulations need to be enforced on a global scale and that there needs to be further transparency through this process. Thanks for your comments! Keep them coming. 🙂

  3. To me, organics need to be considered alongside transportation and other green dynamics. Is it better for me to buy apples from Niagara that are not organic versus organic apples shipped from overseas?

    • That is a valid concern! It is hard to balance out what the environmental impact of both options are: chemical use vs greenhouse gas emissions. Neither option is ideal. That said, it would be best to buy local certified organic in-season produce that does not require shipping from other areas of the world. However, an even better option would be to grow your own vegetables as much as possible, if this is something you can do. At least then you are in some control of what goes into your soil and onto your plants. Thanks for your comment!

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