"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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I heard an interesting radio report from Sweden yesterday. Organically grown food is very popular there....but not in one part of Sweden. In this one part, people buy normally grown vegetables and fruit in the supermarket, not ecologically grown. Research was done to find out why this is. The answer? The opinion in this one part of Sweden is: "Eco food doesn't taste any different than the normally grown food and it costs twice, or three times as much. It's simply not worth it." What do you think? Is organically grown food worth the price? Do you prefer to buy or eat it if you can? Does it taste any better than non-organically grown food?