All Organic Is Not Equal
Not only is corporate organic agriculture not socially sustainable, it isn't environmentally sustainable. Why have the U.S. federal regulations changed so much in recent years, allowing a far greater range of previously unacceptable additives? The motivation is economic. Why does huge agribusiness sell organic? The motivation is economic.
As the demand for organic has risen, there has been more money to be made from the label "organic." So, corporate agriculture lobbies for regulations that favor their own convenience and the exclusion of small farmers. Corporate farms take on the label "organic" and make it prohibitively expensive and complex for small farmers to maintain organic status no matter how they raise their crops.
Before you believe the label "organic," find out who makes the products you buy. Can you stand to support them? That is really the most important question.
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