Saturday, December 05, 2009

"If People Could See How Their Food Is Produced, They Would Change How They Eat" - Michael Pollan

Here's a gem of an article, tucked away in the unlikely, biotechnology-friendly website Truth About Trade & Technology. It's a recent interview with Michael Pollan, where he says...
"I visited an industrialized potato farm in Idaho and saw how freely pesticides were used. The farmers had little patches of potatoes by their houses that were organic. They couldn't eat their field potatoes out of the ground because they had so many systemic pesticides. They had to be stored for six months to off-gas the toxins."
- Michael Pollan: Eating Is a Political Act, in Truth About Trade & Technology, November, 2008
"An "organic feedlot" should be a contradiction in terms, but it's not under the rules."


Perovskia said...

That's.... reassuring.

Anonymous said...

Potatoes of the dirty dozen.

Buying organic can be such an illusion.

Anonymous said...

Correction, it's 15th on the revised list.

Bix said...

That's a great list. Kale, lettuce, collards, spinach ... all the greens are high.

Anrosh said...

you bet ... that's how my cravings of meat decreased. And starting eating more plant based proteins i have not seen how they are grown and harvested

what are the other choices than farming your own.