I was in the checkout lane at Costco yesterday, and I had some organic berries in my cart. As the cashier was ringing up my produce, he asked me what the difference was between organic and “normal” berries.
Obviously the checkout lane isn’t a great setting for a long conversation, so I just gave a casual response about less pesticides, trying my best not to leap onto the nearest soapbox.
He said that he noticed everyone is buying ‘organic’ everything these days, and he just didn’t understand what the fuss was about.
I can see where he’s coming from, and that got me thinking… How did conventional farming become the new “normal”?