from Food safety net
Sun, 29 Aug 1999 12:35:02 EDT
WHY SO MANY FOLKS WANT ORGANIC FOOD
Sunday, August 29, 1999
Los Angeles Times
James F. Montgomery of Redondo Beach writes that he is extremely concerned
about the safety of our food supply ["Organic Milk Pours Into Mainstream,"
July 24]. Unfortunately, the USDA and FDA, which should be
protecting the public, are doing the opposite by allowing practices that
not been adequately studied to take place.
Foods are produced with antibiotics, growth hormones, pesticides,
herbicides and sewage sludge, and are genetically engineered and
irradiated. These methods are neither safe nor sustainable. This is why
many Americans have lost faith in the government to protect us and have
embraced certified organic food and farmers.
Dan Kegel of Los Angeles writes that in tobacco-industry-like fashion,
cattlemen and dairy producers--and the Los Angeles Times, it seems--still
deny there's any evidence that feeding antibiotics to cattle can cause
harm to humans. Keeping our nation's food supply safe from
antibiotic-resistant bacteria should be one of our top goals. Buying
organic milk is one small way we can make our preferences known.
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