VERY INTERESTING ON CBC PROGRAM CALLED "DOC ZONE" - TONIGHT - ALL ABOUT ORGANIC
FIRST IT IS A HUGELY GROWING MARKET AROUND THE WORLD.
SECOND....THE BIG REGULAR GROWERS HAD TO GET IN ON THE HUGE BOOM!!
SOME OF THE WELL KNOWN "BIG FOODS" HAVE MOVED INTO ORGANIC, AND ARE MAKING QUITE THE DIFFERENCE.
GOOD TO KNOW THE USA HAS VERY STRICKED RULES AND REGULATIONS, FOR FARMING "ORGANIC."
THE ANIMALS AND THE LIFE THEY LIVE ARE A MUCH MORE NATURAL LIFE.....WITH FREEDOM TO PASTURE ROAM. One man was doing regular modern dairy farming, you know giving cows this and that "shot" - confined area to live in etc. He went over to "organic dairy" farming, saved on all the modern whatevers that are part of modern farming. And he has to let the milking cows out on pasture grass. Showed them being herded out, he said, "Well you can see they are not sure what this is all about, going out onto grass, but they are getting it and enjoying it." It showed one cow kicking up its heels out in the freedom of grass grazing.
YES REAL GOOD TO KNOW THE USA HAS VERY STRICT LAWS FOR ORGANIC FARMING AND ORCHARDS AND VEGETABLE GROWING ETC.
BECAUSE THE WEST CANNOT GET INTO CHINA ANY WHERE CLOSE TO FINDING OUT IF THEIR EXPORTS OF "ORGANIC" FOOD MEETS USA APPROVED RULES FOR "ORGANIC" - HENCE MANY ORGANIC RETAILERS ARE RELUCTANT TO BUY FROM THEM.
MANY SMALL ORGANIC STORES TRY AND BUY FROM LOCAL ORGANIC GROWERS.
A FEW LARGE ORGANIC FARMING COMPANIES, HAVE HELD OUT TO THE BIG GUYS WHO LIKE TO BUY THEM OUT; NATURE'S PATH [VANCOUVER WAY] IS ONE OF THEM. THEY SAY "NO WAY IS ANY OF OUR ORGANIC DIVISIONS FOR SALE" AND THEY DO SELL AROUND THE WORD.
IT WAS BROUGHT OUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "ORGANIC" AND "NATURAL" CAN BE LIKE BLACK AND WHITE...... CERTIFIED ORGANIC IS THE WAY TO GO. "NATURAL" CAN BE JUST ABOUT ANYTHING.........ORGANIC IS WHAT YOU WANT ON THE LABEL.
YES THERE ARE MANY THINGS ORGANIC FARMERS HAVE TO DO, THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM REGULAR MODERN FARMING. WHICH DOES ENTAIL MORE WORK, AS THE PROGRAM SHOWED.
JUST ABOUT ALL THE ORGANIC FARMERS HAVE A ZEAL TO HOLD TO THE TRUE IDEA OF THE FOUNDERS FROM THE 1960s - YES THE "HIPPIE" TYPE - WHO WANTED THE GOOD OL' ORGANIC FOODS. IT WAS BROUGHT OUT THAT UP UNTIL 70 YEARS OR SO AGO, ALL OUR FOODS WERE ORGANIC. EVERYONE WAS EATING ORGANIC FOODS.
ORGANIC IS BECOMING REALY HUGE BUSINESS,
INCREASING ALL THE TIME; PEOPLE ARE BECOMING MORE CONCERNED ABOUT OUR FOODS, AND CONCERNED ABOUT KEEPING HEALTHY.
THERE IS MUCH TO STUDY UNDER MY "HEALTH AND FOOD" SECTION ON MY WEBSITE [keithhunt.com]