> GEE WHIZ! IT TASTES BETTER, TOO?
> In a zoo in the north of Europe, keepers started feeding
> organic food. After tasting the organic fare the
> found they preferred organic over chemically raised food.
> According to a report in "Ecological Agriculture", monkeys
> Copenhagen Zoo are "going ape" over organic bananas and
> fruits, rejecting non-organic foods left in their cages.
> the Danish zoo is striving for a "green label" which
means that its
> purchases support agriculture produced in ways that benefit
> environment. It's not just the Chimps who are apes
> the tapirs apparently prefer the fruit, too. According
> Niels Jordburg the animals "are able to tell the difference
> the organic and the regular fruit. If we give them
> traditional bananas, they systematically choose the organic
> which they eat with the skin on. But they peel
> bananas before eating them." Gee, ya think it's because
> tastes better?
> See: www.organicconsumers.org/Organic/bananas022403.cfm