good food news

I was listening to the public radio station in the truck on my way to Lagrange this morning in route to three different schools awaiting fall transplants grown at our farm. The journalist reported on a new study questioning the legitimacy of Organic foods…to read more click here Vol.5 # 17(09-04-12)

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4 thoughts on “good food news

  1. Thank you so much for supporting hillside Montessori today!! We heard all about mr. Chris and his goodies at dinner tonight… He was the star at our dinner table tonight!!! Thanks for everything you do to support and encourage our family!. Y’all are a blessing to us!

    Brittany

  2. Chris and Jenny,

    As I reflected on an “off season” week (missing our fresh vegetables), I was grateful this week for your good food news. I, too, read the studies questioning the legitimacy of organic foods, and had similar thoughts regarding local, fresh, sustainable and organic produce. Thank you for all that you do for my family and our community.

    Marcia Brown

  3. Chris, What a fine response you wrote to the debunking report with all its negativity that smacks of big agribusiness support. Let’s hope and expect to see a lot more responses like yours from the thousands of academic and successful organic programs now strongly established. Its a good time to reread the opening chapter of Paul Hawken’s Blessed Unrest. George

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. Chris,

    I was listening to the same piece as I drove a friend into Sacramento early yesterday morning. What I found most baffling about the piece you mention was that there was hardly a mention of the good that organic farming does for the land that is being farmed, the water that is running off/through the farm, and the insects and animals living on/near the farm.

    Frankly we don’t buy organic food because of any sort of perceived health benefits, we do it primarily in response to what we feel is the responsibility we (all) have to be good stewards of our planet. I wish that more nationally distributed studies would focus on that aspect of organic farming.

    The cynical part of me suggests that studies such as this are a result of the “me first” attitude that seems so prevalent in today’s culture. After all, many feel that if something is costing more money/effort/time it better be resulting in a personal and immediate benefit to “me.” I think that one can extrapolate this idea and see how it also effects things ranging from common courtesy between two strangers passing on the street all the way up to national energy/environmental policy, but I think that’s probably a conversation best left for another time.

    Will

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