Some Organics Not Green

American VoicesOpinionfood ISSUE 48•01 Jan 4, 2012

As they ramp up production to meet the demands of a growing market, some organic farms are coming under scrutiny for agricultural practices that may do more harm to the land than good. What do you think?

  • “This is precisely why I've stuck all these years to synthetic carrots.”

    Rick Beals –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I've been skeptical of the 'organic' label for a long time. How can one know for certain whether Whole Foods organic sandwich cookies are grown on pesticide-free land and rotated with other organic crops, such as ice-cream waffle cones?”

    Anne Kremer –
    Back Padder

  • “I beg to differ. If you'll notice, right below the word 'organic' there's often a cartoon of a very pleasant valley with a smiling sun and a bunny. See?”

    Matthew Marlin –
    Unemployed