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‘New Girl’ is no farm girl: Zooey Deschanel misinforms on organic food, farming

| | December 4, 2017
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In Zooey Deschanel’s third “Your Food’s Roots” video, part of a five episode educational series presented by media company Attn:, the host and her guests aim to set the record straight about organic vs. non-organic foods

In the video, the New Girl sitcom star chats about the “difference between organic and not organic,” while Daphne Bradford, a tech educator who teaches local students how to grow organic fruit, makes organic fig jam. … “Organic, you know it’s all you, all original, everything with no pesticides and no artificial this, and grown in the soil that’s really been amended and taken care of,” Bradford explains. One of the most common misconceptions about organic farming is that it doesn’t use pesticides. … The list of pesticides allowed in organic farming is shorter than the list conventional growers use. But substances allowed in organic agriculture aren’t less toxic, nor are they better for the environment or for consumers.

Though organic food is prohibitively expensive for some, Deschanel argues that “growing your own organic produce is actually pretty simple,” and purports to share with viewers how to do it.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post:  Zooey Deschanel Makes Several Glaring Mistakes About Organic Food In Her New Docuseries

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