160 x 233 x 25mm
Part food narrative, part investigation, part adventure story, Organic is an eye-opening and entertaining look into the anything goes world behind the organic label. It is also a wakeup call to all eaters and readers about the dubiousness of organic food.
After eating some suspect organic walnuts that he was shocked to find were produced in Kazakhstan, veteran journalist Peter Laufer chooses a few items from his home pantry and traces their origins back to the source; along the way, he learns how easily we are tricked into taking organic claims at face value. Now that organic foods are readily available inside supermarket chains, confusion and outright deception about the label have become commonplace. Globalization has allowed food from highly corrupt governments and businesses overseas to pollute the organic market with food that is anything but. The environment is Wild West; oversight is virtually non-existent and deception runs amok.