I’ve come to learn that an inordinate number of people involved in the organic foods/natural medicine/holistic health movement are wingnuts. It seems counterintuitive, one would expect these folks to be hippie-dippy peace freaks. But actually a lot of these folks were nurtured in the anti-government, anti-establishment “homesteader” movement of the ’70s, which was a breeding ground for Libertarians. And a lot of them also come out of the survivalist freak show on the far right, as well.
Such are the pitfalls of identity politics. Just because some company markets itself as embracing such progressive ideals as,
Organic agriculture is society’s brightest hope for positive change
doesn’t mean they don’t also believe such crackpottery as,
[birth control] almost always involve immoral and unnatural practices
Plan B and ‘ella’ can cause the death of the embryo, which is a person
… which we all know is utter bullshit. Such is the progressive dilemma: I appreciate CEO and founder Michael Potter’s activism against GMOs, but I find his crackpot views regarding birth control abhorrent. And there are plenty of other organic food companies which don’t hold these bizarre views about birth control, so thanks but no thanks. I’ll take my business elsewhere.