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What Does Organic Mean Anyway?

I’m a new parent and one of the wonderful things about being a new parent is getting all sorts of fun new things for your new baby.  One of our friends gave us a children’s book entitled Foodie Babies Wear Bibs.  It’s a great little book.

Well if the book had one extra page, we bet it would read: Foodie Babies know where their food comes from.

Let me digress for a moment…

Ask Google to define ‘organic’ and you’ll get 6.3 million results, well sort of.  You’ll actually get 11 links because anything past the first page doesn’t matter.  The last link on the page is from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency which defines an Organic product as “…an agricultural product that has been certified as organic.” 

Feels like a weak definition? Well to quote a former Canadian Prime MinisterI don’t know. A proof is a proof.  What kind of a proof? It’s a proof.  A proof is a proof and when you have good proof it’s because it’s proven.” No, I’m not kidding – check it out.

Actually the only way you have a good proof that your fruits and veggies are organic is to grow them yourself.  Where you control what goes into your garden and what comes out. 

What’s funny is that home gardens in other parts of the world are entirely organic.  Those home gardeners grow and collect their own seeds, use their own compost as fertilizers as well as other manures from their own livestock.  Their reason is very simple.  If they do not grow their own food, they will not eat. 

Is it time you had your own organic garden? We think so.

Eat drink and be merry.

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