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Manic Organic

The great football coach Vince Lombardi once said:

“Eating organic isn’t a sometimes thing. It’s an all the time thing. You don’t buy organic once in a while. You buy organic all the time.”

I may have a few words wrong, but that’s the essence of the quote. Some people are willing to shell out extra cash for organic food on special occasions. Others will grab organic when it’s on sale. Even I will splurge on an organic pile of bananas  when they’re within ten cents of the poisonous brand. But it’s a “sometimes” thing.

Of course, the most health conscious among us will insist that you can’t put a price on health, so non-organic isn’t even an option.

Spend enough time in health-conscious grocery stores and you may cross paths with a peculiar (yet rapidly multiplying) breed of these organic enthusiasts. I call them “manic organics.” I birthed this brainchild after receiving the following grocery list-text message from my dear wife:

Pink Lady ORGANIC apples, ORGANIC kale, lacinato, ORGANIC bananas, ORGANIC milk.

If you’ve been hit with organic-mania, shout it out loud. Or at least hit CAPS Lock every time you type the word ORGANIC, like my sprouty spouse. Vince Lombardi would be proud.

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