Going back to the “isolated system” principle, I would like to point out that it doesn’t simply apply to the attitude of elected officials, but it is unfortunately ingrained into too many aspects of our lives. It would become a practically endless treatise, if I were to cover those aspects in their entirety, so I will limit my review to the ones that make headlines of the day.
Today I would like to tangle with the “organic vs. grocery” food, and before we enter the debate, I need to stress that instinctively I am not at all fond of the “organic” method, due to the fertilizer utilized in such production, dating directly back to the middle ages, and lingering today in the underdeveloped Countries where food is not abundant at all. That being said, I am always open to intelligent, educated and logical discussions.
With such a thought in mind, I want to say that everyone is entitled to conduct his or her existence according to personal preferences. However, what a person is not entitled to do is to force personal opinions onto others. The process of forcing opinions might not be direct and blunt, it might be passive and hypocritical, but it still results in the same unacceptable behavior.
Consequently, when someone (waving a title of Doctor in something connected with nature) tells you that you must eat organic food if you want to be healthy and live longer, all I have to say is: ” Not so fast! Let’s first review your reasons and possible ulterior motives.”
At this point the image of importance begins to crumble, and subsequently can be dragged all the way to the bottom, into the sickening truth of special interests.
Even if the number of family farms were to triple overnight, the claim of very positive effects on people’s health generated by organic products can easily be downgraded with evidence of contamination and even bigger problems generated by limited supplies, not to mention limitations in availability.
In conclusion, organic food represents something that should always be available as an option, but certainly not as the principal source of food. It should remain in existence to satisfy eventual personal preferences, but it cannot be expected to fully cover the demands of a large population.
Finally: “Is organic food actually healthier?”
The debate on that issue will be addressed on this blog again in the very near future.