People often ask does organic food taste better? I say if you think so than that is all that matters since you and your family are the ones consuming it. I heard a wine expert on the radio yesterday . Some one phoned in and asked him if a certain wine was a good one. His answer surprised me with its simple honesty. He told the caller if it tastes good to you and you like it then it is a good wine. My children and I think organic foods taste better so that is all that matters, isn't it? It isn't that simple. Even if it tasted the same I think we would try as much as possible to buy organic food for health and environmental reasons. I belong to CAPE , the canadian association of physicians for the environment and we advocate for banning the use of pesticides and non organic fertilizers on the soil. Here are a toronto columnists , Adrian Vasil's top ten reasons to eat organic taken from her fantastic book ECOHOLIC . #1. You don't have to worry about biting into chemicals with every mouthful. #2 Organic food doesn't involve poisoning wildlife, workers and waterways. #3 There's never been a reported case of mad cow disease in organic cattle. #4 Your meat and eggs are drug free. #5 It's the only guarantee that you're not eating genetically modified ingredients. #6 Your food hasn't been zapped or irradiated. #7 Organic farms are hotbeds of life, fostering vibrant biodiversity, not sterile fields. #8 Organic produce is higher in vitamin C and contains 30% more antioxidants. #9 Eating an organic diet may reduce the levels of pesticides coursing through your body. # 10 Organic farmers can actually make a decent living, unlike most conventional Canadian farmers, whose income is in the red and dropping every year. Are you convinced? Maybe these pictures or food from the organic farmers market we went to yesterday will convince you. These vegetables tasted as good as they look.
And then the sky opened and the rain felt down in sheets.
The hail was the size of ping pong balls.
When I was young we would have the rare hail storm and I thought it was exciting when the hail was the size of small marbles. I have never seen hail like this before but unfortunately because of global warming I fear it will become a common sight. Soon after the storm the sun was out again and my daughter was playing with the organic vegetables. In honor of my good friend elsita's return from a family holiday tomorrow I would like to introduce to you elsita purpura organica . Don't forget to play with , sorry I mean eat your vegetables today.