Blog | Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Redefining "organic"


Organic: Characteristic of, pertaining to, or derived from living organisms.
--Random House Dictionary, 2006

Every day when I come to work, my email inbox is flooded with more product recalls from the FDA, thanks to those darn salmonella-tainted peanuts. The vast number of products supplied by the Peanut Corp of America plant amazes me: they range from store-brand ice cream to high-end "organic" protein bars.

Huh. I never realized the "organic" label referred to animal feces. Though I suppose that is just about as organic as it gets.