What to do about Organic Food?

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Yesterday in the Times there was an informative article about the corruption issues with organic food production.

Big companies have been getting into the organic market for years because it makes big profits. The author highlights how many corporations don’t care much about organic standards and healthy food. They care more about their profits.

For example many organic companies would be happy to have additives and herbicides, not caring about pollution or quality of the produce.  As long as it increases profits.

There are exceptions. Eden organic (I love their beans) maintains pride in their product and organic food.

As a consumer it is hard to know what to purchase. My recommendation is to skip organic and go directly to the farmer.  Your food travels less far, is less handled, fresher, healthier, and above all tastes better.

Here in NYC we’re lucky because we have a great network of farmer’s markets and CSA. There’s even one close to my NYC Acupuncture clinic on 57th street.

See you at the markets.

Joseph Alban

Joseph Alban, L.Ac.

Joseph Alban is a Doctor of Acupuncture, New York Licensed Acupuncturist, and NCCAOM Board Certified Herbalist providing the highest quality Acupuncture and Chinese medicine care tailored to your needs.

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