So, several things.
1) Doctor oz' claims that organic food was no better or not worth the cost. I paid no attention when he said this, figuring so yeah, he's a toy, as others have said here on this forum. So I had no idea just how stupid some of his statements were. But be sure to check out the Coral's video --a little girl who made a rebuttal to many of the stupid claims about elitism and cost. Apparently one of his claims was that canned beans cost more than cooking dried beans, which is ridiculous. And his math included paying for someone for all the hours it takes to soak then cook the beans. Which of course, no one watches beans soak. And the cost of our food doesn't involve paying ourselves to do the cooking. Google coralganics or Dr Oz gets schooled by a little girl or something like that.
2) Hungary, one of the European countries that ban GMO crops is seeking out and burning fields found to be contaminated. http://www.realfarma...CZDqO4tAXCeZ.01
3) Obama proposed changes to the Food for Peace food aid program in which instead of our Government paying top dollar to big American Ag corporations we instead spend much less money to improve the ability of farmers around to produce food locally and make a living. One the problems with the old way was that dumping all that American grain on the country impeded the locals ability to make a living as farmers. Also, big ag takes over land to grow big ag commercial crops that are often not food or don't provide for local needs like coffee, cacao, cotton. http://www.care2.com/causes/peace-begins-when-the-hungry-can-feed-themselves.html The problem with hunger has nothing to do with the amount of crops grown.
And read about the amount of arsenic you consume when you eat commercial CAFO non-organic chicken:
This is from a 2006 study of chicken parts, but it's surprising that Trader Joe's chicken contained surprisingly high amounts and Tysons' is surprisingly low.
Edited by alternativista, 20 May 2013 - 03:28 PM.