Q Transmissions

Organic Food: Post-Show Links

Posted in links by Desiree on December 12, 2008

Thanks so much to Alex Bolivar for being our guest this evening. We now know too much about poop.

The resources I used for this show were:

“Organic” Foods: Certification Does Not Protect Consumers

Consumer Freedom (type “organic” in the search bar)

The Hypocrisy of Organic Farmers

The Organic Center: Do Organic Fruits and Vegetables Taste Better Than Conventional Fruits and Vegetables?

Science Daily: Organic Food Has No More Nutritional Value Than Food Grown With Pesticides, Study Shows

Science Daily: Verifying The Authenticity Of Organic Foods

Science Daily: Want To Reduce Your Food-related Carbon Footprint? What You Eat Is More Important Than Where It Came From

Alex also wanted me to post the sources that she mentioned:

Canadian Organic Standards

Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods by Jeffrey M. Smith 2007 ISBN 978-0-9729665-2-8

Why Eden Foods Chooses Not to Use the USDA Seal

Does Organic Farming Lead to Deforestation?

Ten-year comparison of the Influence of Organic and Conventional Crop Management Practices on the Content of Flavonoids in Tomatoes – J. Agric Food Chem. 2007, 55, 6154-6159

Organic Oats

Nutrient Content

When It Pays to Buy Organic

Organic Agriculture: Sustainability, Markets and Policies OECD 2003 Baed on the OECD Workshop on Organic Agriculture 23=26 September 2002. Washington, D.C.

Genetically Modifying Our Food

Good Growing: Why Organic Farming Works by Leslie A. Duram, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London 2005 ISBN 0-8032-6648-0


Next Show: Organic Food

Posted in upcoming shows by Desiree on December 7, 2008

Next time we’ll be talking about organic food with Alex Bolivar, the host of another entertaining and informative CJSR program, The Dirty Hoe.

So we’ve all heard about the benefits of organic food.  It’s healthier and it tastes better. And there’s less environmental impact, and there’s no genetic modification and the workers are treated well and you can “just say no” to factory farming cuz it’s all grown on a commune in Vermont.

We are, how shall I say… skeptical.

Listen to us lose all our hippie friends on the next Q Transmissions, every Friday at 6pm.