Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Shameless Seven - They Claim They Are "Organic"
Man oh man... I'm tired of reading this stuff! Lately there's been a bunch of hoohah about "organics" not really being "organic" -- that the cows in some organic milk products are still raised in feedlots (No USDA Organic standards regulate the conditions the animals are raised in -- only that they eat organic feed and do not receive antibiotics) and the fuel consumption in the production process of these industrial organics is huge -- more costly to the enviornmental than not using the pesticides. Now, I come to find out, the Silk soymilk is also "tainted" and the source of the soybeans is as far away as Chile and Brazil according to the Organic Consumers Association. What the heck are we to drink? Local milk is best, but I still have a problem with veal production and saturated fat and whole milk is the best because the processing to remove fat, then put garbage back in to replace the fat is less than desired). Stoneyfield claims their local organic farms raise their beef for organic meat which may be ok. Oh... the confusion! Will have to look more at non-dairy sources for calcium (and non-SILK soymilk) too! Here's a list of the best sources of non-dairy calcium.