Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

LAST week I paid $4.95 for three or­gan­i­cally grown ba­nanas. I don’t even know the dif­fer­ence be­tween or­ganic ba­nanas and run-of-the-mill $1.99 per kilo­gram va­ri­eties. But it must be good – the ex­or­bi­tant price says so. I don’t think they taste any dif­fer­ent – in fact the ones I bought were a lit­tle bit over ripe. Ac­cord­ing to Aus­tralia Or­ganic (OA) chief Paul Stad­hams, who claims his or­gan­i­sa­tion is the lead­ing or­ganic in­dus­try body, food la­belled or­ganic is not nec­es­sar­ily good for you. ‘It is a com­mon mis­con­cep­tion that be­cause the word or­ganic might ap­pear on a la­bel that the prod­uct must be good for you,” Mr Stad­hams said. “We want peo­ple to un­der­stand you need to look for a cer­ti­fied or­ganic logo like our ACO Bud logo. This is your 100 per cent guar­an­tee that you are buying real, hon­est or­ganic prod­ucts.” Seens all a bit too vague and too ex­pen­sive to me.

Rick Lee - re­gional edi­tor

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