It’s frustrating to know that choosing “organic” foods at the grocery store doesn’t always (or maybe even usually) mean all the things I’d want in my organic food: friendly to any animals who contributed, locally sourced, grown w/o pesticides/antibiotics, sustainably farmed, worker-friendly, etc. This article points to milk shipped from New Zealand and other places afar to feed Americans’ organic appetite, mostly because we lack more local options, and industrially-kept cows who still fit the no-abx definition for the USDA. I think without a national shift away from our acceptance of factory farming, we’re not going to see any meaningful changes.
David and I stopped at a farmers’ market yesterday. It’s too bad the season is over for that.