Thursday, August 21, 2008

FDA says it's OK to irradiate your food!

Have a side of spinach with a zap of radiation?

The Food and Drug Administration has decided that it's now OK to irradiate certain kinds of produce. They claim that it will help prevent outbreaks of e-coli and other food based bacteria, but the result is that all it will do is remove substantial nutrients from our food.

All one needs do is read between the lines of the story to begin to see the all out war against organic, bio-dynamic and raw foods. On one side you have the large corporations pushing pesticides and chemical fertilizers as a way (they believe) to increase yield and feed growing world populations. On the other side you have the small family farms, producing artisan ingredients that are healthy, organic, and full of nutrition that rely on local and regional consumer patronage to survive.

In the middle are the poor, unsuspecting food buyers who may now believe that healthier foods are those devoid of nutrition after being irradiated - when this could not be further from the truth.

We believe food growers and stores have a responsibility to label any and all foods that have been irradiated, to give us a choice over what we buy, cook and serve to our families.

Don't you agree?

Peace, Love and Organics
Your Hippy Gourmet Family

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