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Someone we know referred to this Slate article on Whole Foods as "hateration." The article is written by someone named Field, which gives it...


Someone we know referred to this Slate article on Whole Foods as "hateration." The article is written by someone named Field, which gives it quite a bit of organic gravitas in our book. Look, it's not as if we don't all love Whole Foods, but there is something off with the way people think about the entire idea of organic and natural foods. When most people say organic, what they're thinking in their head is a small farm where good-hearted former hippies till the land. This seems to be not the case. As one can glean from this NYT article about organic milk, the farms that produce "organic" milk are "organic" only because of the convoluted government regulations (the juxtaposition of this bureaucratic language and the organic food movement are pretty hilarious). Clearly, most of the food at Whole Foods is a cut above, in terms of quality, sustainability, and overall morality. But it's important to know what you're actually dealing with.The Gristmill also contrasts true organic farming to the industrial organic complex. And, in case you were wondering, the stickers on your produce have been translated, so you can tell if that lovely apple you're eating has been genetically altered.
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