Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Opinion
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - PRINT EDITION

'Sins' of entire food industry worth exploring

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!

Larry Powell

Neepawa

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 14, 2014

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article is currently rated an average of 1 out of 5 (1 votes).
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 1 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

Some good points.

However, with one or two exceptions, the media dwells exclusively on the sins of the conventional food sector, while giving organic a free ride.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

Please subscribe to view full article.

Already subscribed? Login to view full article.

Not yet a subscriber? Click here to sign up

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.

Subscription required to view full article.

A subscription to the Brandon Sun Newspaper is required to view this article. Please update your user information if you are already a newspaper subscriber.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Sudden Surge: Flood of 2014
Opportunity Magazine — The Bakken
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media