There’s a mother of a toddler who stops when grocery shopping to pick up milk bearing Canada’s certified organic symbol. Nothing too good for her family, even at a penny short of four dollars. Twice the price of regular milk.
I’ve been waiting for somebody to burst the bubble on things organic. Milk in this case. Every time I’m at the supermarket I pass and cringe at the special section reserved for those who would buy nothing but organic foods. Milk included.
You tell me everything you find there, either fresh or frozen, is organically grown? Organic Bananas. Really? You bet.
Along comes Michele Henry, one of the Toronto Star’s investigative reporters putting things into perspective. There, on the newspaper’s Saturday weekend. July 7th. Front page. All you want to know about organic milk, or maybe you don’t want to know. It’s damming.
She’s done one hell of a job.
After interviewing dietitians, scientists, professors, tracking milk from cow to carton, it seems organic farmers do things differently. The end result, however, is that organic milk is no different or better for you than the product produced the conventional way. It’s not reflected, she writes, “in the end product.”
Author’s comment: To read the entire article, check the internet. Meanwhile, I’m off to catch the final 10 minutes of the World Cup finale, wearing my French jersey. Though I hope the Croatia team shows the spirit they’ve maintained during the entire series, even if they lose.