The global organic industrial-complex promises everything and delivers nothing. But don't blame organic farmers! They're victims, along with millions of consumers.
Being organic is no longer about farming fields. It's about filling forms. Your taxes underwrite this marketing subterfuge and help drive a stake into the heart of the most efficient food system ever known. Who's behind this? You'll be surprised.
Organic farming began in England as a Christian movement. Organic farmers in the United States and Canada overwhelmingly identify as conservatives, and until 1997 their industry actually had a sound scientific basis, subject to free-market rules with no government interference. But you'll never hear about that from the pro-organic media, or about the key role Presidents H.W. and G.W. Bush played in vaulting organics from hippie movement to multi-billion-dollar industry.
Is it Organic? is a tell-all history by an industry insider who saw too much to keep quiet. Organics can get back to basics by producing food using age-old methods like natural composting, or it can be ruled by banality, fraud and eco-politics.
As far as government and urban activists are concerned, farmers, the environment and consumers are mere afterthoughts. And, like it or not, you're footing the bill.