Each item on that list is an item that ONE “food expert” won’t eat. The headline is misleading at best, and deliberately deceptive at worst. Had they talked to 20 ‘experts’, they would have a list of 20 foods that experts won’t eat.
4 of the 7 experts appear to have no scientific credentials whatsoever.
Chipotle advertises that they only use rBGH-free milk in their sour cream. However, on these advertisements, they also state that the FDA has found no chemical difference in milk from rBGH-treated cows and untreated cows. Take from that what you will.
Microwave popcorn??? It’s popcorn in a fucking bag.
I agree that the organic movement is one of the biggest scams going. That being said, organic producers should be coasting right now. They shouldn’t be coming up with idiotic attempts to vilify conventional growers. If they go to far, people are going to catch on to the bullshit.
“How did we get to the point where we’re paying for bottled water? That must have been some weird marketing meeting over in France. Some French guy’s sitting there, like, 'How dumb do I think the Americans are? I bet you we could sell those idiots water.”
Except that generally, organic foods do have no or significantly lower pesticide content (not to mention not using a ton of chemical fertilizers, which can screw up local waterways with algae bloom and the like) compared to conventionally-grown foods, while bottled water is often just municipal tap water. I do agree that certain organic foods really don’t tend to have a significant pesticide uptake and thus can be skipped, though.
I’m disturbed that many here consider organic food a “scam”. While I agree that it may not make a significant health difference for the individual consumer, the difference between the environmental impact of conventional and organic farming is notable. It’s fine if you don’t care about the effects your actions have-- many people don’t-- but that doesn’t make things scammy just because you don’t want to step up.
And just adding to the “WTF?” chorus about potatoes sprouting - dunno about sweet potatoes, but both the conventional and organic white potatoes that I’ve had will sprout away if I leave them for too long.