Donald Ulrich: Glad ‘organic’ myths were exposed

06/29/2014 6:00 PM

06/29/2014 6:00 PM

I was glad to see you printed James Greiff’s article “Buying organic could hurt you and environment” (Opinions, June 10) on why organic foods are not so wonderful. As he stated, they are not environmentally sound, nor are they more healthy than standard foods.

I have another objection to the rush toward organic foods. American agriculture has benefited our society much more than most people realize. A hundred years ago seven of 10 people worked on farms to feed the nation. Now it is less than two in 10. The rest are building computers, automobiles and doing research to cure sicknesses. Americans spend less of their total income on food than they did in the past – a benefit to all. Yet these organic proponents sell their products by telling us that standard food products are not wholesome; that they’re bad for your health and the environment. This could not be further from the truth. The organic food industry should be held accountable for its lies. If it is labeled organic, I won’t buy it.

Donald Ulrich, Denair

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