21 Jul '11, 9pm

In defense of organic: via @grist

@MBendzela This is the silliest argument I have ever heard against organic agriculture! To suggest that organic farming is problematic because of its nomenclature is inane. Should we dismiss the entire market and value of rice milk because it is not actually the product of a mammary gland? Should all pineapples be dismissed for their inability to grow on pine trees... or apple trees? The term organic simply has multiple meanings, as do many words. Organic in the context of agriculture means something, and it does not mean "carbon containing" in that context any more than a hamburger contains pork or a city's parkway is where everyone parks their cars. I do not doubt the truth behind some of your assertions about problems within the parameters of what is healthful or not within organic agriculture, but it does mean something. Organic agriculture, for example, means no GMOs....

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