The trouble with organic

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.

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