Filed Under: Organic Activists

Behind The Rhetoric

The Knight-Ridder chain runs an op-ed by Ronnie Cummins, warning that “untested and unlabeled” foods, “pesticide and drug residues,” “toxic sewage,” and other perils await anyone who does not eat organic foods. His proposal: Eat only organic, all the time.

Reader beware: Cummins is the head of the Organic Consumers Association, funded by the wealthy organic foods industry to disparage traditionally produced foods. And if consumers do not want to eat organic? Well, according to Cummins, “most consumers aren’t smart enough to know what they want.”

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