You can skip this one if it's not Friday...
The word just makes you feel good. You feel like you're getting a higher quality product when you buy organic food. You feel like you are supporting sound farming practices. You feel like you're getting something other than factory direct pricing on your dinner.
You feel good, that is, until they try to change the definition of "organic".
They've established a very short window of opportunity for public comment on this. It ends today. If you are in the US and want "organic" to mean something, please make your voice heard. Click the link above and then look for "Take action now" in the first paragraph.
I usually steer clear of talking about politics on here, but this stuff just really aggravates me. The organic standards are already not quite what I'd want, but at least they mean something. If they start playing shell games, it'll undermine the whole concept.