OCA Calls Out Dr. Oz!

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Originally published December 6 2012

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Organic Consumers Association calls out Dr. Oz for ‘flip-flopping’ with high-profile attacks on organics
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) A few days ago, I sounded the alarm on Dr. Oz and his attack on organic consumers. In my article published here on Natural News, I called Dr. Oz a “sellout” for his labeling of organic consumers as “elitist” and “snobs” while lying by omission in his TIME Magazine article that failed to disclose the pesticide and GMO risks of non-organic foods.

Health freedom pioneer Gary Null also penned a piece, saying Dr. Oz now appears to have been “propagandized” by corporate interests.

Now the Organic Consumers Association has published its piece on Dr. Oz, calling him a “flip-flopper” who has suddenly and mysteriously abandoned organics in favor of conventional (GMO + pesticide) foods.

This piece by the OCA is authored by Ronnie Cummins and Katherine Paul, and we reprint it here in its entirely. It originally ran on Alternet.org at:  http://www.alternet.org/food/dr-oz-flip-flops-high-profile-attacks-or

Dr. Oz Flip-Flops as High-Profile Attacks on Organic Food Intensify
America’s most popular TV doctor seems to have forgotten his own words that organic food is “worth the investment” and is instead trashing organics. Why the flip flop?

“So you’re being told organic food is no more nutritious than conventional and it’s not worth your extra money. Well I’m here to say that it is worth the investment. Why do I say that? Pesticides.” – – Dr. Oz, Oct. 19, 2012

Less than two months after telling millions of TV viewers that organic food is “worth the investment,” America’s most popular TV doctor is singing a different tune. In the December issue of Time magazine, Dr. Oz described organic foodies as “elitist” — part of the 1% – and claimed that conventional foods are nutritionally equivalent to organic foods.

According to Dr. Oz:  The rise of foodie culture over the past decade has venerated all things small-batch, local-farm and organic – all with premium price tags. But let’s be clear: you don’t need to eat like the 1% to eat healthily.

Suddenly, the pesticides Dr. Oz was so concerned about a couple of months ago, the ones he warned viewers were “one of the greatest threats to your kids’ health,” no longer matter. What’s more, if you’re spending extra money to avoid them, you’re a food snob — instead of a responsible, health-conscious parent.

Dr. Oz’s flip-flop is just the latest in a series of highly-publicized mass media attacks on organic food and farming. It follows on the heels of a much-ballyhooed, controversial Stanford University study, released in September. The Stanford study concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled organic were, on average, no more nutritious than their conventional — and far less expensive — counterparts.

Ironically, it was this same study that Dr. Oz bashed on his October 19 television show for ignoring the obvious: Conventional food is loaded with toxic pesticides, which makes it not only less healthful, but downright dangerous. Especially for children. (Read Full Article)

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