Gloryosky! The New York Times has discovered that "certified" organic is a fraud. In an article titled "Has Organic Been Oversized?" the Times goes through some of the more than 250 synthetic additives allowed in so-called "organic" products. It lists several corporations that have bought up so-called "organic" companies. It follows some of the machinations of the organic industry and concludes that "certified" organic is little different from other products.
Of course, this is not new to informed eaters in Whatcom County. Many people may remember the aminopyralid-tainted produce that was still sold under the "certified" organic label back in 2010. Others may remember how the organic movement started and how it got sidetracked by the USDA in 1990 because of the Alar scare. Others may already be disgusted by the fraud perpetrated by the use of "certified" organic. For those not already disgusted, I say "Wake up!"