I'm not surprised, I bought what was supposed to be distilled water and it turned out to be regular water loaded with minerals in it. So be careful when buying distilled water. It turned the inside of my humidifier red. The only way to avoid this is to grow your own food, or like your article says buy it from a farmer or producer you know and trust.
No, the whole point of organics is to create a hierarchy in food that mirrors the hierarchy in society. There are also various grades of organic foods. The bureaucracy in China I believe have created 27 separate categories, from the bug infested but herbicide/pesticide free to the variety of fruits and vegetables raised, tagged and bagged individually like little princes and princesses of the tree and vine.
Food is now aspirational, like the head ornament on your car. And so, because one is what one had for lunch, one must now aspire to being human. The alternative is to go to McDonalds and activate an epigenetic process that will leave you hypomethylated and prone to new frontiers in experimental biology.