Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dr. Oz Does a Flip-Flop for TIME Magazine

     Dr. Mehmet Oz, the man who until a few weeks ago, just before the November election, urged his "followers" to eat organic foods whenever possible, has now written a shameful editorial for TIME Magazine condemning organics.  (In fact, follow this link to watch a clip from his show as the flip-flopper promoted organics using random food tasters from his studio audience: here.) The Time article, instead of citing independent science, basically tells us to just shut up and eat our pesticides and GMOs.  The most telling statements Dr. Oz makes are:  "Organic food is great, it's just not very democratic," as if choosing organic is somehow an affront to America, and especially "You don't need to eat like the 1% to eat healthily," he says. In other words, keep sucking down more GMOs, pesticides, herbicides and chemicals, and you'll be a good little American food slave.
     Eat like the 1%?  How blatantly hypocritical can you get?  Please see my earlier posts "Organics for the Elite, GMOs for the Rest of Us" here and "Ann Romney Credits Organic Foods and Holistic Medicine for Her Recovery" here.
     Probably the best response that I've seen to the Oz article is from Charlotte Vallaeys at "The Cornucopia Institute."  Read it here.  It's articulate, well-reasoned and supported by evidence.  For example:

Of course, the scientific evidence has not changed since Dr. Oz told us to buy organic.  The study, for example, that showed statistically significant higher rates of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children with higher levels of dietary pesticide exposure has not disappeared, and is considered as scientifically sound and convincing today as it was when it was first published in 2010 and reported in media outlets including TIME.

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