Part food narrative, part investigation, part adventure story, Organic is an eye-opening and entertaining look into the anything-goes world behind the organic label. It is also a wake-up call about the dubious origins of food labeled organic. After eating some suspect organic walnuts that supposedly were produced in Kazakhstan, veteran journalist Peter Laufer chooses a few items from his home pantry and traces their origins back to their source. Along the way he learns how easily we are tricked into taking “organic” claims at face value. Read a free excerpt below!
Praise for Organic:
“Ever wonder if that ‘organic’ sticker on your produce is legit? Peter Laufer did the work to find out, and the answers are equal parts fascinating and disturbing.”
“A lively, highly informative expose.”
“It’s a testament to Laufer’s skill as a writer and reporter that he can make an interesting and edifying book out of idle musings on the origins of some organic walnuts and black beans he bought at Trader Joe’s and a local health food store.”
A New York Post “must-read book”!