When is organic better?

No, this is not about your "dirty dozen" whole foods list.  

It may be relevant to say we have a background with eating very near 100% organic for a few years, at one time, on our journey.  We have a background with being members of an organization called C.A.R.E. (including binding contracts) in order to purchase raw milk and raw milk products as well as grass fed beef before it was legal to do so.

These were the measures "we as the people" had to undergo in order to eat REAL WHOLESOME food.

This was 12 years ago.    

This picture was 8 years ago.

And I am more than thankful at the strides "we the people" have made for the sake of our families, communities and eco-system. 

But this post is unfortunately not about the achievements that has come about from these efforts.  

SORRY.    ヾ(_ _*)

Albeit much good has come from all the meetings, legal work and work arounds, those who have an agenda to conquer and enslave will there always be.  

SO, this post is to inform you.  To educate, once again, the dangers that hide in your political labeling system (mainly for the U.S.).  

Admittedly, I haven't been paying attention.  
I became lax in our family meal plans and purchasing habits.  
Processed food slowly snuck back in and well, it happens.  
No excuses.  

Then my husband, the chain reigner, (one who pulls the chains off) informed me of a list.  This was your usual list of processed food that was genetically modified (some large corporations are very happy sponsors, btw.), so I thought.  

But it wasn't.  It was a list of products that tested for extremely high levels of the pesticide glyphosate.  For those that are unfamiliar with glyphosate, this is Monsanto's active ingredient in their infamous round up, weed killer.  Controversially, the most heavily used chemical today.  So it should be no surprise of this list, right?

Well what makes this list so shocking ~ At Least It Was For Me, is the few "organic" companies on it.  Yes, I stated that correctly.  

SO you, like me, probably thinking, "organic" means you are safe from these chemical practices, is not really the case.  

And while I'm not sure about what is going on, my speculation is this...

Although the grains have been grown by "organic" standards and certified as so, they are then sent out to be processed and this is when they are meeting up with our most heavily used chemical, glyphosate.    

It is a known practice, in the industry that is, to spray the wheat with round up so that it dries faster.  So this is part of the "processing".  And I knew this.  BUT I was under the impression that this was not the case with "organic" certified foods.  

Now before there is an uprising, again, this is only my speculation.  If anyone has any *real information about what is *truly going on, please do share in the comments below!

And once again, this is just yet another reason to stick with whole foods and ditch all the processed ones.  

From Food Democracy Now


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