The Great Organic Product Scam
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  • Steve


  • NCMountainGirl

    About the best that can be said about the organic food fad is that the people with more money than brains who line up to buy this stuff in Asheville do at least help keep a lot of local small farmer in business. The local farmers were hurting after the tobacco subsidies ended.

    • Andrew Allison

      Not sure that I follow your line of reasoning. Isn’t there a fundamental difference between organic and fresh? Truth is that those with more money than brains shop at Whole Paycheck which, I suspect, doesn’t do much for small farmers.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    “This is why so many people find the self righteous “pro-science” posturing by GMO-bashing, cult minded organic faddists so hypocritical when the subject of global warming comes up.”
    So you’re trying to say that despite a history of repeated scientific malfeasance, we should all faithfully believe the cult minded Green movement when it comes to “Global Warming” oh, excuse me “Climate Change”? Why did they change the name again? Oh, right because the Globe wasn’t Warming, like they said it would.
    The Scientific method is very unforgiving, if your hypothesis predicts something, and experimental evidence doesn’t confirm it, they your hypothesis is WRONG!

    • Andrew Allison

      I read it exactly oppositely.

  • ljgude

    I spent my youth on my hands and knees weeding endless rows of organic turnips with my mother and sisters. The only thing that kept me going was that I knew I’d grow up to be man and could finally leave the weeding to the women and children. It was almost as bad as being an alter boy……

  • BobSykes

    I taught environmental engineering and science for 37 years. Environmentalism is a cesspool of cant and superstition, and many environmental groups are little more than violent criminal gangs. That includes Green Peace, Friends of the Earth and the Earth Liberation Front. The field abounds in pseudoscientist frauds like Paul Ehrlich and his former colleague John Holdren.

    Environmentalists are for the most part totalitarian socialists. In the 30s, they had an affinity for Naziism, nowadays they’re mostly communists. But always, they hold human beings in contempt. Many want to reduce the human population to a few million hunter-gatherers.

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