30 Aug '11, 11am

Nestle wants you to be scared of organic food:

Nestle wants you to be scared of organic food:

Organic isn't better for you? Give us a break, Nestlé. Photo: Howard Lake In eye-opening comments to Fast Company this weekend, Nestlé's chairman and former CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe offers a lengthy disquisition on the "problems" associated with organic foods and covers all the classic anti-organic arguments, from "organic can't feed the world" to "organic isn't any better for you." He concludes by declaring that organic food sales in the U.S. and Europe have likely hit their peak. "I don't think it will grow much more," he adds. To a large extent, this is a guy talking his book, as the financial types say. In the article, Fast Company observes that Nestlé "has made acquisitions of several premium brands that organic-loving people tend to buy: San Pellegrino water, PowerBar energy bars, and Skinny Cow ice cream." However, none of those brands are organic. And a quick gla...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/organic-food/2011-08-30-nestles-chai...

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