I love my Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share! On Thursdays I pick up my CSA share from the Michigan State University (MSU) Student Organic Farm. I love it for multiple reasons. My share includes the freshest possible organic vegetables, varying each week according to the season.
Entry #19: Why should we bother with organic bananas?
An experience: While I was selecting my breakfast from a buffet table at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York last summer, a young lady was overseeing the apples and bananas. A woman approached and remarked, “Why would they bother with organic bananas?” The young lady responded that she wasn’t quite sure, so I spoke up.
Paulette L. Stenzel
I am a mom, learner, writer, lawyer, violinist, environmentalist in process, traveler, and avid reader. My profession is Professor of Sustainability and International Business Law in Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. My research, writing, and teaching coincide with my personal pursuit of a more sustainable world through the Triple Bottom line: economy, social equity, and environment. Through research and public speaking I share information and perspectives on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Fair Trade, direct trade, cooperatives, micro-finance, local production and purchasing, organics, and related areas.