ORGANIC COST TOO HARD TO SWALLOW
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