Environmental Nutrition magazine isn’t exactly on our monthly reading list, but the Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review gave its August issue a short mention. Complaining that the organic-foods industry has been transformed into a profitable one by corporations like General Mills and Kellogg’s, Environmental Nutrition pooh-poohed the resulting “dizzying array of processed organic foods, including convenience foods like frozen dinners and even junk foods masquerading as healthful.”
So it’s not enough after all that the US food market is shifting slowly toward organic ingredients? No: the Nanny Culture has long claimed the “organic” turf as its own. At least the editors of Environmental Nutrition are telling the truth about it, saying that they “fear a dilution of the term [‘organic’] as more corporations jump on the organic bandwagon. Perhaps it is time to re-evaluate what we really want when we choose organic foods.” Apparently, anything with a corporate logo won’t suffice.