Insert Eye Roll Here
The Consort is on Catalina Island this week (lucky!), so I did the food shopping this weekend — that’s usually his thing. At the natural foods store, I went to the bulk herbs counter to replenish our basil, chili powder, and thyme.
Some of their herbs are organic (red labels), some are not (green labels). Now, I’m all for clear labeling; I’m all for giving people choice; I’m all for the possible quality difference* of organic vs. non-organic foods. But really, do we need separate scoops** for organic and non-organic herbs and spices?
Whatever pesticide residue is left on those basil leaves is surely nonexistant by the time it’s been dried, processed, shipped, and ready for purchase. Or, putting it another way, if you are THAT sensitive to pesticides, you must already be dead.
New age shops are great places to find useful and necessary items. It’s just the new-agers I can’t stand.
*These are big-name organics — I just don’t trust those as much as small local organics.
**What they should have are green, brown, and orange scoops — who wants cinnamon powder mixed in with their rosemary, I ask you?