Organic re-education Part Two

Now that I am becoming convinced that organic food will be eaten if put in front of my perverse children, I feel ready to move on to Phase Two. This involves dropping lesser known facts about organic farming into conversation without it looking like I am trying to be persuasive.

Fresh organic fruit and vegetable from Ethical SuperstoreMy two major obstacles in this battle for their young minds:-

  • organic equals minging
  • anything mum believes in is wacky and boring

But the more I think about it, the more I become convinced:-

Growing, buying and eating organic will reduce the release of synthetic pesticides into the environment, the damaging effects of pesticides on the health of farmers and the unknown effects of pesticide residue in the food we eat.

So here goes. Some shocking gross thoughts to get their attention!

  • Do you care if your fruit has been sprayed with chemicals?
  • Do you care if your vegetables grew in human poo or sewage sludge?
  • Do you care if your food has been processed using radiation?
  • Do you care if that cow you are eating was given growth hormones or continuous doses of antibiotics?


And then some facts to assimilate and disseminate……

Did you know…

  • that the Soil Association was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists?
  • that the Soil Association certification is the best way to tell whether something is truly organic?
  • that the Soil Association is a charity?
  • that the Soil Association symbol is found on more than 70% of all UK organic produce?

You know that game where you have to get as many song titles as possible into a conversation? Well, my mealtimes are going to be like that for the next few days! Let battle commence!

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