Generally, I am constantly seeking New Knowledge, and my interest is highly piqued by discovering and uncovering myths and truths regarding Health and Wealth. Very recently, I ran across a brochure at a local grocery store, supplying a surprisingly wealthy amount of information about “Eating Well Organically.” This particular grocer has embarked on a phenomenal journey to incorporate organic produce, alternative “milks,” and a small section of the store is completely dedicated to Organic/Non-GMO/”Natural” foods. Their efforts are truly commendable, as they’re smack dab in the middle of suburbia and East Kansas City where BBQ is King (and Queen).
As we passed by the Health Market area – dedicated to conscious fooders – this “Organic” brochure caught my eye. Both myself and the Lover had to take a gander and were truly awed by our findings. This is what we’ve discovered:
|Comparison of Conventional / Natural / Organic Foods|
|Artificial Colors||Can be Used||CanNOT be Used||CanNOT be Used|
|Artificial Flavors||Can be Used||CanNOT be Used||CanNOT be Used|
|Artificial Preservatives||Can be Used||CanNOT be Used||CanNOT be Used|
|Artificial Fertilizers||Can be Used||Can be Used||CanNOT be Used|
|Synthetic Pesticides||Can be Used||Can be Used||CanNOT be Used|
|Irradiation||Can be Used||Can be Used||CanNOT be Used|
|Genetic Modification (GMO)||Can be Used||Can be Used||CanNOT be Used|
While we were ensnared by the array of “experts” and “Environmental Groups” (Environmental Working Group, included) stating that there are at least 15 (fifteen) different foods people can purchase conventionally, we were pretty astounded to stumble on this New Knowledge.
Who’d-a-thunk that Natural isn’t
In fact, “Natural Foods” can be genetically modifiedmuch like conventional foods… of course, at the discretion of the producer/manufacturer. Interestingly enough, the brochure made special note to mention that “Natural Food is NOT Organic.“
In short, I strongly encourage and support Organic Onlyfood purchases – particularly for Produce / Nuts / Seeds. When visiting your Local Farmers’ Market embrace the confidence to Ask…
What Methods do You Use in Growing Your Food(s)?
It’s as simple as that! Here in BBQ King City, our farmers tend to be pretty honest b.u.t. you DO have to Ask. Try to find encouragement in the fact that a farmer informs you that s/he does use processing of some kind… this just allows you to journey onto the next farmer and discover some of their secrets! 😉 It’s a win-win situation. Because now you have taken ownership of the Power of Choice!
Organic Is the Way…
To The Wealth of Health!