Is It Really Organic?

When my neighbor brought me a bag of fresh “organic” tomatoes and cucumbers she’d grown in her garden, I was appreciative of her kindness, but concerned about whether the veggies were really organic. So, I asked her a couple of questions (nicely, of course) about her use of fertilizers and pesticides. She claimed she had been careful not to use anything that wasn’t approved for organic gardening. Then I asked her where she got her seeds, and she admitted they were from the local superstore. Were the seeds organic and guaranteed not to be genetically modified? She looked sheepish and told me she had not checked, was sure they were nothing special, but she would check next year.

After she left, I was pleased to share that bag of vegetables with a friend who “cannot be bothered” to eat organic. Now, everyone is pleased!



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