My mom and I were in a vacuum store, and the salesperson told us
that the organic pet stain remover would remove anything. “Have you heard of ‘organics’?” she said. “This IS ORGANIC!” Nowadays, it seems everyone thinks that “organic” is a synonym for “miraculous thing touched by an angel.”

Case in point: The New York Times reports on a doctor in Danville, CA, who ate nothing but organic food for three years to see if he’d feel healthier. Well, he did. But buried in the middle of the story as a throwaway line was the fact that he had to eat way less meat in order to afford the expensive experiment. Well, duh. Do you think that may have had more of an impact, than, gee, the fact you bought organic Pirate’s Booty versus conventional?

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