Filed Under: Organic Activists

Organic food bites back

Along with reports that the town of Vedic City, Iowa (the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi-influenced mecca) is planning to outlaw the sale of non-organic foods, news comes from Great Britain about how one grocery chain is handling the public cry for organic-only produce.

Britons, overwhelmed with activist messages about the dangers of eating non-organic foods, are buying organic-only fruits and veggies in greater numbers than ever, which leaves grocers searching for new ways to keep up with demand.

Now the UK grocery chain Tesco, eager to avoid using conventional pesticides (a big organic no-no) has admitted that it uses deadly black widow spiders in order to kill off insects in its organic grape vineyards. Three women found the spiders – two of them very much alive – in fruit they bought at Tesco stores in November.

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