Is Organic Really Starting to Win? No.
When you throw out numbers like $35 billion, it can sound big. A recent article thumbing a nose at Monsanto tries to highlight the growth of organic, but the war on food is clearly being won by the other side.
Don’t get me wrong. The article itself has its heart in the right place and the message is a powerful one. It’s just not as powerful as one might think. More importantly, we have a very long way to go before we can claim any real victories. I don’t want to take away from the positive energy the article is trying to muster, but we have to face the facts.
- Until real mandates for labeling are introduced, the vast majority of people will never know that what they’re eating is bad.
- Even if labels are mandated, the research companies that could blow the whistle on the negative effects of GMO and other food manipulations are all bought and paid for by companies like Monsanto.
- The US and other governments are complicit in the scheme. Some can make a very valid argument that they’re amongst the puppeteers.
- Many foods that are labeled “organic” are far from it. It’s insultingly easy to make something appear healthy or organic while still possessing the same ill effects.
- $35 billion seems like a lot, but it’s a miniscule portion of the overall food expenditure.
- Mainstream media that controls the minds of the masses will not cover. They will NOT cover it. THEY WILL NOT COVER IT.
- It will take a constant and powerful drumbeat from those of us who know the truth before anything can happen. This isn’t just about blogging and putting out videos. It’s about forming a coalition, raising real money, hitting Washington with true lobbying clout, and forcing the issue with the same fervor that other activist organizations have been able to muster over the decades. Unfortunately…
- This is mostly a personal battle. People who know the truth are willing to buy organic food for their families, but that’s pretty much where it stops. Sure, they might petition a school or tell a few of their friends, but until there’s a groundswell of activist-level anger and action, we are not going to have a chance of winning this war. In fact, we’re losing farmers and markets as quickly as they pop up.
Again, I cannot stress enough that I have nothing against the author or the article. I only hope that we are all willing to see the big picture here – the contamination of food is becoming worse, not better.