Eating Food That’s Better for You, Organic or Not

Interesting article from the New York Times that shed’s light on the organic food issue:

“In the six-and-one-half years since the federal government began certifying food as “organic,” Americans have taken to the idea with considerable enthusiasm. Sales have at least doubled, and three-quarters of the nation’s grocery stores now carry at least some organic food. A Harris poll in October 2007 found that about 30 percent of Americans buy organic food at least on occasion, and most think it is safer, better for the environment and healthier.”  read more

To eat well, says Michael Pollan, the author of “In Defense of Food,” means avoiding “edible food-like substances” and sticking to real ingredients, increasingly from the plant kingdom. (Americans each consume an average of nearly two pounds a day of animal products.) There’s plenty of evidence that both a person’s health — as well as the environment’s — will improve with a simple shift in eating habits away from animal products and highly processed foods to plant products and what might be called “real food.” (With all due respect to people in the “food movement,” the food need not be “slow,” either.)

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2 thoughts on “Eating Food That’s Better for You, Organic or Not

  1. yep, we’ve got to get away from processed food, haven’t we? apart from the fact that they can (and do) put god knows what in it, it doesn’t taste as good as food prepared from individual ingredients.

    right, i’m off to the shops.

    cheers

    tom

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