I think the CBC is to be commended for breaking the story about phoney organic products being sold in Canada, including the infamous bakery in B.C. It has given this matter extensive coverage, and rightly so.
I was a certified organic producer for five years and believe deeply in the need for clean, healthy food for our children. Cheaters need to be exposed and punished. What is even more disturbing is that our government “regulators” knew what was going on, yet did nothing.
That’s likely because this country is led by a man who is determined to deregulate almost everything. As is the case with Big Oil, he has shown himself to be a slave to huge, rich, ruthless and unelected corporations whose bottom lines might be eroded by a healthy organic sector.
These corporations are producing poisons suspected of killing birds, fish, amphibians and even precious pollinators such as honeybees, upon which fully one-third of our human food crops depend.
These pesticides can now be found in virtually every human cell in every remote corner of the planet.
So, I’ll be even happier when our news media starts giving equal coverage to the sins of our conventional food sector as well!
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 14, 2014