Thursday, September 06, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
(NaturalNews) The assault on the organic industry is in full swing today, and it’s an attack not merely on the industry itself but an attack on your sanity. If you “believe” in organic foods and non-GMOs, you are about to be labeled a delusional conspiracy theorist.
How do I know that? Because the lying mainstream media is rolling out the idea that organics are a “fable,” a fairy tale myth. In one of the most idiotic, corporate-serving editorials I’ve ever seen, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen starts off with the title, “The Organic Fable.” He then goes on to call organics a false “ideology,” sort of a like a pseudoscientific cult.
He says, “Organic is a fable of the pampered parts of the planet — romantic and comforting,” and talks about how it has “a cult following.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/opinion/roger-cohen-the-organic-fab…)
He then goes on to just flat-out lie to his readers, claiming the opposite of what the study he’s citing actually found. “…it found that organic food was not less likely to be contaminated by dangerous bacteria like E.coli,” writes Cohen. But of course that’s a lie. The study actually found significantly lower levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in organic meats, as is explained in the study conclusion itself:
…the risk for isolating bacteria resistant to 3 or more antibiotics was higher in conventional than in organic chicken and pork (risk difference, 33% [CI, 21% to 45%]). (http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1355685)
The study even confirms this with a second sentence: “Consumption of organic foods may reduce exposure to pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.”
The New York Times’ Roger Cohen, then, is a confirmed liar. Or maybe his brain just doesn’t work right because he eats high quantities of dementia-producing pesticide chemicals. Perhaps he’s actually a victim of the very chemical pesticides and GMOs that he says are harmless.