There is an important group of people in today’s society changing their feeding habits and joining the “organic way of life”.
It would be interesting to be able to know their motivation. Could it be a real concern on their health or just another fleeting trend? Something is for sure, it is not cheap and that makes it interesting from a certain point of view.
Let us examine the weirdness of this increasingly way of living:
1 Organic food is expensive.
Today, ordinary food it is filled with chemical additives (hormones, pesticides, etc.), which it would somehow explain the prices, sometimes high prices, of it. Aversely, organic food it is chemical free, naturally grown (animals and vegetables), but in some bizarre way, it turned out to be a lot expansive than ordinary, additive-filled food.
Explain how a high-cost production process food can be cheaper than a natural, low cost one; beats me, but that how it is. For example, a good all fashioned Big Mac costs $3.99, while an organic BBQ burger costs $9.85.
Sometimes I feel we are not paying food, but insurance policies. Organic food could implicitly be sending a message “your health depends on how much are you willing to pay for real food”.
2 We now have “special” markets focused on organic food.
Somehow, this relates to the previous topic. How can it be possible to find healthy food in “special” markets, and treat that food like a limited good? Quite odd, but the truth is, what we call today “food” it is a mix of additives, alternate and artificial ingredients, which in some cases you should not buy without a real understanding of what you are feeding your body.
On the other hand, there is this “organic” food, seeded naturally, harvested in an old fashion way and strangely considered “special”, which makes me feel like the been human is the exception when it used to be the rule.
Just look at the “nutrition facts” most likely a table of content, of what you buy. In ordinary food, it is neither nutritional nor facts, food it is far away from been nutritious, for example, orange juices without oranges and apple pies without apples, and the list goes on and on, and the only thing is true about that table of content it is the number of additives that food is made of.
All these considerations make me wonder why most food corporations keep producing artificial food and don´t come back to make real food? Please, somebody, tell me.
3 Natural and Organic are not the same.
Yes, you are not reading wrong, it is a confusing world when you have to make a difference between natural and organic.
Here is an example: All bananas are natural, but not all of it organic. What? How so? Well, sit down. Natural means from nature, but a genetic designed, modified nature, while organic means that the seed used to grown the banana was not intervened by scientists, and you are eating “a banana”.
This madness sometimes makes me feel we are already living in a post-apocalypse era, like mad max or a humanity-altered future like blade runner (the 1980´s film of course), when you are not 100% sure of what you are eating and don´t have a certainty of how it is going to affect your health. So next time you walk into a grocery store, think about it and you will see food differently, with a new sense of awareness.