Last week’s issue of Time magazine featured a special health checkup devoted to the questions and debates surrounding the organic food movement. I though it was a very interesting read; the author of the primary article, Jeffery Kluger, raised many of the same questions that have been raised by readers here at Simple Organic, such as:
What are the benefits of eating organic food? Is it worth the money? Why should I make the extra effort of going to the farmers’ market when I can get it all at the supermarket?
As is often the case, there are no easy answers to these questions, and Kluger offered no pat solutions or tidy sums. Here are a few of the points he made, and some of my thoughts on the matter.