I used to hate organic products. Did not matter if it was organic cereal or gluten free cereal or whatever high fiber foods they slapped that label on. I thought it was all just a marketing gimmick to play into the eco minded nervous nellies out there. However, I did try organic cereal the other day, and, honestly, my mind is changed.
The first time the term “organic farming” was used dates all the way back to the 1940s, and refers to a holistic, ecologically balanced approach towards farming. Now, in just 20 short years, the U.S. sales of organic food and beverages grew from 1 billion dollars in 1990, to 26.7 billion dollars in 2010. That year alone, the organic food industry managed to generate over five hundred thousand domestic jobs within the United States. The following year, in 2011, the organic food sector grew by a whopping 2.5 billion dollars to reach a total value of 29.22 billion dollars.
When I learned all that, I was prompted to try the healthy cereal. I mean, my doctor recommended that I eat more high fiber cereal, so why not see for myself the product of this exponentially growing industry.
After my first bowl, I was sold on organic cereal. I officially love whole grains for their taste, and not just because they contain all the edible parts of the grain, which include the bran, germ and the endosperm. A whole grain is still a whole grain, even if it is used intact or recombined, just so long as all the components are present and in natural proportions.
So, tell me, are any of you readers hesitant about organic cereal? Why or why not? If you have an opinion, strong or weak, about organic cereal, please share. I would love to hear your organic cereal stories and experiences. Please share in the comments!