Here is a selection of smaller-sized seasonal organic food that we get from a local farm here in the Rockies.

Of course, in many places around the world, and as I recall growing up in Russia, it is simply known as "food"!  ;) 

Last year's Stanford study  found surprisingly few noticeable health benefits between organic and conventional fruits and vegetables. Of course, the issue is not solely about how much damage our bodies can handle, but rather the loss of soil nutrients from massive corporate-style farming, the limits of technological invention to produce more and more food exponentially, and the loss of traditional farming knowledge--as a result of displacing local farmers by the former---should such technologies fail in a crisis, among others.

Simply put, it's that impossibility of infinite progress again, upon which contemporary West--Europe and especially North America--is based.  

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On a lighter note, why beets?  

Beets are the quintessential Slavic vegetable!

They proudly stand alongside the potato in their purple uniforms so that we, Russian women, could make a gazillion billion traditional dishes out of them. (I can only do about half a dozen.)