September 7, 2012
If you choose to consume organic foods free of genetically modified ingredients, mercury-containing high-fructose corn syrup, and a host of other harmful ingredients, then you are in the sights of some media publications seeking to bring the ridiculous assault campaign against organic food consumers and health conscious individuals to the next level. One New York Times writer in particular has called all health conscious organic consumers ‘narcissists’ and claims that genetically modified foods are the ‘only’ way to fight world hunger. In case you’re not aware, the United Nations actually found that GMO crops are horrible at combating world hunger and that organic, sustainable methods were far superior.
As I broke down shortly after the study in a video and article, the ridiculous study failed to actually identify key aspects of what makes organic food healthier. For example, they failed to consider the presence of GMOs and other problematic substances I already mentioned. Perhaps most startling, however, is the fact that the study actually proves itself wrong on multiple occasions. It openly admits that organic food was found to have lower pesticide/herbicide/insecticide residue levels, and then states that it doesn’t matter because conventional foods didn’t hit the ‘legal limit’ so they’re completely safe.