So… we’ve been in the States since the 24th of June and one of our FIRST stops was the Big Fancy American Grocery Store. (Kroger.)
As we slowly and excitedly trolled up and down each and every aisle we noticed all of the “organic” stuff that was strategically placed next to the stuff that I can assume is “non-organic.”
What’s organic? It’s food stuffs that are produced or grown sans antibiotics, hormones, pesticides radiation or bioengineering. (More info here.) Or so they say…
What else is organic? Expensive.
For example: You can buy this here “organic” avocado for $4 or that regular, non-organic, assumedly grown in lead paint avocado for $2.50.
If you go with the $2.50 biohazard avocado let’s go ahead and assume that you don’t care about your health or the health of your family.
All of the organic options are overwhelming. Crackers, cereal, produce, eggs – you name it. And it costs what? Three times the cost of standard food?
ENOUGH with the pressure food marketers.
There is NONE of this craziness in Mexico. Thank goodness.
Dear America-dwelling friends, I’d like to offer you this message:
If you choose to not triple your grocery bill by buying all organic, it’s ok. You’re ok. You’re not less of a person. And, I believe that you do still love your family.
Hopefully this ridiculous fad will pass, like the Atkins diet. (Remember when everyone would go to McDonalds and order a quadruple pounder, no bun? Tee hee.)
Seriously, though. This isn’t cool. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, labels blow. I understand and respect the benefits of organic food, I do. I’m just not all about unnecessarily alarming the public. I’m going to go ahead and say that Burger King and vending machines are more of a detriment to society than not purchasing organic food.
So, I dare you – don’t buy organic avocados.