Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Whole Frauds


As many of you long time readers here know I am very suspicious of the entire organic industry and the agriculturalist that bend the rules so their products can be labeled “Organic.” The largest organic milk producer in the United States makes the organic claim because they feed their cows organically produced food and grain, however these cows never see a pasture. They are locked up like veal and fed.

I’ve had my bouts with the Oregon certifying agency, Oregon Tilth, causing them to change many of their regulations. However their underling silliness is still deeply rooted the fantasy world of KumBiaYa singing tea drinkers.

I was delighted to come upon this video that was presented on Tango’s Facebook page. Tango has been on a rant lately which reminds me of my own rages against factory farms and Monsanto a couple of years ago here on this blog.

Please watch this video on Whole Foods, or as some people call it, “Whole Paycheck” and what they are selling as “Organic.”

Whole Foods Organic

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only Whole Foods, but I've wondered about the big chain grocery's "organic" labels. Guess reading the fine print more carefully is the place to start.

6:46 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

I don't buy anything based on labeling alone. If I really wanted organic food I would grow it myself. Does the US actually produce anything besides marijuana anymore? I'm beginning to doubt it.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

Ranting is an understatement.

I'm really pissed of at myself for not being aware of any of this years ago, but then the news didn't involve the evil giant Toyota nor Tiger Woods.

It makes me wonder if not many or all of the health issues in my family is due to food contamination of one kind or another.

I'm bound and determined to do something about it in my and my family's life. Maybe it's too late

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Joni said...

I've never gone out of my way to buy "organic" because I don't trust that it necessarily is, plus, it really doesn't matter one way or another to me. I will, however, try to buy "locally-grown" whenever I can, which I think is more important.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Thanks to you and Tango for keeping it real. I don't shop organic because I don't believe in it that much; but by george, I hate lying and deception. Besides, Cliff's youngest sister shops at Whole Foods, so maybe I can educate her.
Oh, and my "word verification" word?
Nosir.

7:59 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

It's funny when you know something innately but you just can't put a finger on it. I'd like to add other things to the "Don't Shop Whole Foods" list.
Don't become a Republican or a Democrat. Don't shop at Walmart. Don't eat at Red Robbin, Chili's, Applebees or Olive Garden. Don't buy stuff from Burt's Bees.

5:23 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

I thought you had changed your mind on Burt's Bees?

8:46 AM  
Blogger Guy said...

I changed it back.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

That didn't last long. What happened?

10:12 AM  
Blogger Guy said...

I question the quality of bees wax they are getting from another continent and my balm is better with fewer ingredients.

10:49 AM  
Blogger richpix said...

Just saw this: Report: USDA lax in watching organics market

2:42 PM  
Blogger Tango said...

Rat Bastards!

3:10 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Rich, the link doesn't work for me.

5:44 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

This one does:

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/03/report_usda_lax_in_watching_or.html

5:56 AM  
Blogger Guy said...

Thanks, Hon!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

I agree that the organic label has been absconded with by big corporate. Whatever is popular is purchased and obliterated. Boo! The only guarantee is local!

3:21 AM  

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