Filed Under: Organic Activists

Today’s Special: Doom With A Side Of Gloom

A USA Today editorial today could go a long way toward dispelling the cultural myths promulgated by the Chefs Collaborative, a group of celebrity chefs bent on making as many of our food choices for us as possible. USA Today Board of Contributors member Greg Critser notes that the Chefs Collaborative and its disciples believe that “the only food truly worthy of its moral salt is that which has been produced locally, seasonally, and sustainably without pesticides and herbicides.” Of course, these restrictions on our food choices drive up prices, but that’s just fine with these zealots, who argue that “we should all be paying more for our food!” Critser refutes several dogmas of this worldview, concluding that much of the organic-foods movement is based on emotion rather than substance.

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