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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Just because it's kosher

While food can be positive in one dietary sense, it isn't necessarily positive in the healthy way.

This weekend, we had a booth at the wonderful Lifefest show down at the Metro Convention Centre, here in Toronto.

One of the major sponsors of the show, Shoppers Drug Mart, had a new organic line of products called NATIVA. Their slogan was "Good for you, good for the environment".
So what products were they promoting?
Potato chips and button cookies.
Is that good for you? Organic junk is still junk.
Just because it's got organic ingredients, doesn't mean it's healthy. You can get organically fat and organic diabetes too.

Pseudo-green. It really makes me sick, because there are people who don't really understand the concept of organic, and think it is synonymous with health. people will buy those chips and cookies because they're organic and labelled as "good for you".
Shoppers Drug Mart should be ashamed of themselves. But then again, I've argued before that they sell food in the first half of the store that makes you need the drugs in the second half.

When I was a kid, we went to a store that sold only kosher food.
I remember seeing some candy, and telling my mom that they had kosher Kit Kat.
"Just because it's kosher, doesn't mean it's healthy".

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