The mainstream media is invoking déjà vu with their latest laughable attempt to frame yet another study that actually highlighted the benefits of organic into a hysterical anti-organic news frenzy. This time, however, some publications are actually publishing the truth on the matter. Why? Because last time that the mainstream media conglomerate decided to smear the last organic foods study’s findings and proclaim how great pesticides and GMOs are for you and your family, it ended in a major apology by the New York Times.
And it was this piece, a response to the uproar from the public following the alternative news media’s response to the mainstream media spin (including my piece first released on the night of the study with a video breakdown), that signified the final nail in the coffin for the mainstream media’s previous assault on organic foods. In the apology piece, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman states:
“That was dumb of me… I’m sorry. This junk science deserves a response. Ignoring it isn’t enough. I apologize.”
But now, once again, some sources such as CBS have begun spinning the latest organic food study. In this study, just like the last one, it was found that organic food contained less brain-damaging pesticides, has higher concentrations of antioxidants, doesn’t contain GMOs, brain-tumor-linked artificial sweeteners, mercury-containing high-fructose corn syrup, and so on. However many sources don’t seem to care about the facts. Instead, they title something like ‘Organic Same as Conventional Say Docs’. Meanwhile, some are erring on the side of the truth to avoid backlash.
But don’t take my word for it, just look at the below image from Google News. Notice the difference in titles? You can clearly see instances of nutritional doublespeak, in which news agencies title an article something wildly incorrect and then go on to say the opposite inside the content of the story. Considering that many — if not most — news readers glance at the title and keep reading onward, this is highly effective.
Media Blackout on GMOs, Real Issues Surrounding Conventional Food
Titles such as ‘Organic food no better than conventional for kids’ ultimately lead to content explaining that organic food contains less pesticides and less antibiotic-resistant bacteria (that can result in resistant diseases like the white plague), but that it’s not ‘entirely conclusive’ whether or not this matters. Peer-reviewed research may argue otherwise, with pesticides linked to over 60 negative conditions including:
- Breast cancer
- Thyroid disease
- Prostate cancer
- Childhood obesity (so much for being safe for kids)
- Multitudes of other conditions
On the flip side, you can find a few mainstream stories that are actually titled properly (at least slightly) — most likely in response to the heated retaliation against the media’s previous spin campaign. The Wall Street Journal reads ‘Report Supports Organic Produce, but Not Milk‘, and the popular NPR news blog states ‘Docs Say Choose Organic Food To Reduce Kids’ Exposure To Pesticides‘.
Just as with the first media blitz on the previous flawed organic study, this entourage of headlines will ultimately generate the need for real news sources (almost entirely the alternative news community) to set the record straight.
9 thoughts on “Mainstream Media Launches Another Phony War Against Organic”
Great piece, thanks so much for your work
Don't believe mainstream media lies
You can taste the difference between organic and GMO food! Organic apples, for example, are so much tastier and sweeter, and so are organic potatoes, that tend to be sweeter. You CAN taste the difference!
Milk from a happy cow grazing in lush pasture with clean water is incomparably the King of Foods.
Healthy, nutritious, and did I mention sweet!
Yoghurt, butter, ghee, cream, curds, cheese and more..
Leave them kids alone!
Only if the milk is drunk R A W!! Pasteurised milk loses 90% of the phosphotase enzyme needed for calcium absorption; has had destroyed the friendly gut bacteria, BUT NOT the salmonella, e-coli nor listeria; has had damaged heat sensitive immune boosting whey proteins. A newborn calf fed only pasteurised milk dies in 6 weeks. Zoos source raw milk for their young animals.
Organic, fresh, natural, gmo free, pasture fed etc means NOWT if it's been pasteurised.
Only the cream part of pasteurised milk maintains its healthgiving ability to synthesise homocysteine-lowering vitamin B6 in the gut, through the friendly bacteria. High homocysteine is one of the 3 main causes of calcification of arteries. The others are high lipo-protein alpha and high triglycerides and… NOT cholesterol.
Thank you for supporting the right to know, via labeling, about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or their products, in foods, such as in Proposition 37 on the ballot in California this election. Yes on 37.
My head is about to explode, but then I won't be able to type anymore… Please, someone, HELP! HOW DO ALL OF US REGULAR JANES & JOES FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE PROPAGANDA ABOUT ORGANICS BEING NO DIFFERENT OR BETTER THAN CONVENTIONAL PRODUCE?
I honestly thought this would've been a no-brainer. If you get to choose between eating a salad sprayed with Raid vs. one that wasn't, which would you choose? Pesticides are poisons, that's why they kill bugs! And while I do believe pesticides have their appropriate uses (I'm wildly allergic to bee stings), everyone knows that eating food that hasn't been treated with poisons is ALWAYS the healthier choice. End of discussion.
I used to be a big fan of Anderson Cooper, esp. after his hurricane Katrina coverage. Then I caught his new daytime show earlier this week. He had some LI woman on that he'd sent out to a conventional farm somewhere in the mid-west for a piece comparing conventional to organics. The husband & wife who owned the farm assured her that they fed their own children the same corn, soy & wheat they grew by conventional means. They gave no details about what pesticides/fertilizers they used, but were quick to claim that organic veggies are actually raised with chemical fertilizers! And the LI stooge believed them — apparently, she had no clue of what the legal definition of organic actually means.
She did think to ask them about GMOs & the farmers admitted that their crops were GM. But they claimed the modifications were done just to make the grains 'stronger' and 'more resistant to bugs' & their crops were perfectly safe to eat.
Was Anderson Cooper vacationing on Mars last month when that French study hit the web showing those photos of rats fed a diet of GMO corn who ended up riddled with tumors? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-22…
I did not see the entire show, but there was no mention of the LI woman ever visiting an organic farm at any point to talk to the farmers about the difference between the 2 farmiing methods, their impact on the soil & the environment, etc. There was no side-by-side taste test between a conventional tomato & an organic, non-GMO heirloom tomato, which for me is always the litmus test. No mention of studies showing the presence of pesticides & environmental toxins eve in newborns! And of course, the stooge he sent to cover the story wrapped up by saying that she didn't see any real reason to continue paying more $$ for organic produce.
I'm still livid about this but I've googled it every way I can think of & I can't find a link to the video or any stories covering Cooper's story. As someone who is recently unemployed, it's HARD heading off to Whole Foods now to buy organic & grassfed groceries when it means I won't have $$ left to cover the electricity or the hpone bill — but my health is my top priority, esp. now that I'm uninsured. I've definitely got skin in the game on this — & I want to protest this anti-organic propaganda Loudly & Clearly.
Got any suggestions on how we can call Anderson Cooper out on this?
I simply open my mouth and do my best to speak clearly to friends, family and aquaintances. I find it helpful to remain as even- tempered as possible. The embers are glowing… When the fire will catch, I leave that up to God, Universal Energy, Higher Power…
In various occasion we have a little bit of confuse about the status of organic and non organic foods. Most probably organic foods are quite helpful for human being as it consists of several beneficial nutritious part. and pesticide free therefore the demand of organic foods are now days increasing rapidly and people around the world used to prefer the concept organic.