Link With Your Coffee Monday
Just a single link today both because I'm lazy and have some birding to do, and the fact that this is the best analysis of the term "organic" as it's commonly used by the Organic is God crowd.
The article perfectly mirrors my views on the subject.
I don’t have any a-priori or ideological issue with any of the specific practices that fall under the “organic” rubric. I do have a problem with the fact that there is an organic rubric. In fact I think the USDA made a mistake in giving into pressure and creating their organic certification. At the time they tried to make it clear that “certified organic” said absolutely nothing about the product itself, only that certain rules and restrictions were followed in production. It was not an endorsement of organic farming, just a way to regulate the use of the term in labeling food. Unfortunately, it further solidified the organic false dichotomy.