What organic food won’t do for you

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So we’ve been eating exclusively organic food at home for a couple of months now and while we can’t deny it tastes a zillion times better and we definitely feel a difference in our way of consuming and our energy, it did however not meet all of our expectations. So here’s a few things organic food won’t do for you :

  • Organic food won’t clean up your house
  • Organic food won’t tie your shoelaces
  • No matter how nicely you ask, organic food won’t massage you (although sometimes a little from the inside)
  • Organic food won’t listen to your problems when you really need a friend
  • Organic food won’t buy you a new house (or you’d really need a lot of it and a very hungry real estate agent)
  • Organic food won’t babysit for you (we tried and ended up having to come home early after the neighbors called the police)
  • Organic food makes the work easier but it won’t actually digest itself
  • …nor will it shop itself
  • And finally, it won’t write your blog posts for you. I was hoping hoping it would and look where that got us!

So don’t listen to what they say : obviously organic food doesn’t buy happiness! What a scam!

Just one last thing it won’t do if you’re doing it right, and which might be surprising to most : it won’t create a hole in your wallet.
For health reasons, Susan is forced to avoid wheat, soy, tomatoes, asparagus, processed sugar, all kinds of milk but sheep and buffalo, all kinds of meat but poultry and fish. You’d think there’s just nothing left… Well that actually forced us make the step to 100% organic since organic shops are the ones where it’s easiest to find what he can it, and to find numerous alternatives. I thought we wouldn’t be able to sustain it financially. But turns out we’re not spending more than before. Yes, the items are more expensive. But we buy less. This change our whole way of consuming. We have more respect for our food and the work of our mostly local farmers. And we stopped filling ourselves until we can’t move anymore. We reach the point where e’ve teen enough and even if we could eat more, we stop. This way we keep our energy for more relevant things than digesting unnecessary quantities of food, we stay fit, we save money, and we consume more responsibly. And this all just happened very naturally.
Makes you question the effect that over abundance of chemically processed food has on our psyche and habits, doesn’t it?

Antoine

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About Antoine Guenet

As an uncompromising musician, Antoine Guenet has been pursuing his own musical fascinations in complete freedom from the moment he first touched a piano. Quite logically that taste for liberty led him to both study jazz and leave the Conservatory, close to the end of his studies, to explore further what he had to explore. His first official album with his own project comes out in 2012 on New-York based progressive label MoonJune Records, in the form of SH.TG.N, a live album of raw heavy metal mixed with contemporary music and a touch of jazz. This explosive album is received ecstatically by worldwide press and fans. In 2013 he releases another album on MoonJune, with Progressive Jazz sextet The Wrong Object and surprises with his jazzier compositions, his fine and personal jazz piano playing, and the vocal song Glass Cubes (which he sings in duo with his wife Susan Clynes). 2013 is also the year he joins Rock-in-Opposition cultband Univers Zero with whom he tours in Mexico and records an album released in January 2014 on Japanese label DiskUnion. It is also the year he ends a 3-year Residency with Trefpunt VZW, a well-known organization from Ghent, Belgium, for which he presented each year a creation : SH.TG.N was first, followed by AG8tet (a double band divided in two separate stages, playing simultaneously jazzy polyrhythmic songs about the end of the world, with some of the finest young Belgian jazz musicians), and finally Fluxx (live electro/drum'n'bass with a string quartet, about the micro and the macro). As a composer for others he also wrote for French dance company La Locomotive (Yan Giraldou), for the show "Galerie" that premiered in the presitigious Pavillon Noir (Ballet Preljocaj) in Aix-en-Provence. Antoine quickly developed a strong stage experience in a great variety of projects. At only 27 he is one of the new exciting musicians to watch!

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