Environment demonstrated any nutritional for organic food, food miles
benefits from organics, but and sustainable fish are neces-
organic without even these benefits were sary for us and the planet. But
redemption insignificant. their claims rarely live up to
Tim Wilson Unsurprisingly the lat- the benefits of the latest fad
est report on the deficit of diet in a women’s magazine.
It’s official—you aren’t be- organic food has growers and Organic foods have now
ing harmed by supermarket their friends angry. The UK rightfully taken their
food. In July the UK Food Soil Association has trashed place next to the
Standards Agency released the report and the Organic all-cheese diet.
a commissioned report that Federation of Australia has
found there are no additional
simply dismissed it.
health benefits from organic For years green
foods. groups and activists
The research found only have been pro-
a third of all studies com- claiming that
pleted in the last fifty years campaigns
australia’s lonely stimulus
uch has been made of the That includes the spending on school them. It is clear that the government
fact that the government halls, iPod docks, sheds and the vari- panicked, and not only went in too
has acted to shield the ous cash bonuses used to top up credit hard, but it also got the policy mix
economy from the impact of the cri- cards and pay for tattoos, strippers, wrong. The Rudd government has
sis. The Rudd government’s response pokies and plasma televisions. spent too much money on too many
to the global financial crisis was to While there is nothing wrong projects that will produce too little
‘Go early, go hard, go household.’ with these sorts of things, it is not economic value.
Since September 2008, two stimulus clear the taxpayer should pay for r
packages worth $52.4 billion have
It is an open que