Tuesday

organics

so i heard once that organic produce is so resource-intensive that the earth could not make enough to feed everyone in the world. and i thought, well that's a pretty sound argument for not buying organics - it's elitest.

of course, that only holds true with the current population. what it actually implies is that there's too many people in the world - and we all know that's true anyway. so by buying organic, you're actually helping create a downward pressure on the population that might reduce it to sustainable levels, in a way that's more environmentally friendly*.

why did it take me so long to figure out that organic produce was in keeping with my views, not against them?


*not necessarily true. e.g. organic milk always goes off faster in our fridge than normal stuff, which is wasteful. but i think this is compensated by the animal welfare benefits.
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