How to Grill Organic? Well, for sure not using any of the traditional concepts and who tries to justify and explain it doesn’t know what is talking about.
Today while researching for some interesting information related to food, grilling and carcinogens I found a specific article under a blog with the follow tittle:
“An Organic Guide to Grilling”
It definitely aroused my curiosity and dropped me in a laconic stage.
We all know eating organic it’s healthier and can’t be considered a trend since it simply is a trip back to the origins. Many years a go everyone use to eat Organic food without call it by that name. Marketing strategists are always awake!
Well, when I read articles and comments from some food experts/writers explaining that eating organic by it self it’s the solution to avoid carcinogens, I simply want to cry and this, without making mention the fact they make reference about “Grilling Organic”.
“Organic grilling is a complete process that minimizes toxic chemicals from beginning to end—and maximizes flavor and healthful benefits for you and the environment.”
What does that mean?
- Does “Organic Grilling” generates healthy smoke or other healthy carcinogens? We are not just talking about the production of CO2. It’s beyond that!
- Does, Organic grilling eliminates the production of Benzopyrenes?
- Are there any good toxins?
One of the suggestions I read was:
“Certified-organic charcoal is now actually a real thing! Whatever your choice, always use charcoal that’s made from natural materials like wood (look for “lump charcoal” or bamboo or coconut). Or you can use wood logs instead of charcoal—just make sure you have time to let them burn down a bit first. Avoiding toxic briquettes is the most important organic choice you can make for the environment and for your health.”
This made me laugh and be worried about at the same time. The message simply tells us to “exchange 6 by half-a-dozen”.
Buy now I didn’t read anything about “Organic Food”.
Who wrote the article says:
“My goal is to demystify the grilling process, as well as detoxify it as much as possible, so that anyone—men, women, girls, and boys—can feel empowered to grill in a way that’s easy, enjoyable, and safe.”
What a bad and poor goal!
Towards the end we can read:
“…..Grill safely and organically to minimize the danger to the environment…..”
Is this a joke? Grilling the way it is explained in addition to producing fine particulate pollution it generates the production of Benzopyrenes and impregnating the the food – even if “organic products” are being used – with cancer-causing carcinogens.
Than…. I read something as bad as….
“I grill organic hot dogs donated by Applegate Farms (they are the best!), and I even grill tofu dogs and sausages. …..”
Someone who’s trying to talk about “Grilling Organic” focusing on health factors ends the article talking about grilling hot-dogs and sausages – some of the high carcinogenic food in the food market – shows us everything we didn’t want to know!