Organic Word "Banished"
- Organic Word "Banished "
It seems some complaints are valid and some miss the concept.
Comments such "The possibility of a food item being inorganic, i.e.,
not being composed of carbon atoms, is nil." shows that some people
beyond the choir do not get it.
Lake Superior State University 2008 List of Banished Words
ORGANIC Overused and misused to describe not only food, but
computer products or human behavior, and often used when describing
something as "natural," says Crystal Giordano of Brooklyn, New York.
Another advertising gimmick to make things sound better than they
really are, according to Rick DeVan of Willoughby, Ohio, who said he
has heard claims such as "My business is organic," and computers
having "organic software."
"Things have gone too far when they begin marketing T-shirts as
organic." Michelle Fitzpatrick, St. Petersburg, Florida.
"'Organic' is used to describe everything, from shampoo to meat.
Banishment! Improperly used!" Susan Clark, Bristol, Maine.
"The possibility of a food item being inorganic, i.e., not being
composed of carbon atoms, is nil." John Gomila, New Orleans, Louisiana.
"You see the word 'organic' written on everything from cereal to dog
food." Michael, Sacramento, California.
"I'm tired of health food stores selling products that they say are
organic. All the food we eat is organic!" Chad Jacobson, Park
2007 Word List
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