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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Except that unless you are buying everything you eat exclusively from the local people who grow it, you never know where it came from. There is no packaging requirement to print where any food, organic or otherwise, was produced. For all you know, the "organic" food you buy in the supermarket came from Canada or Brazil or China.
    That is true if you go to Whole Foods for organics.

    We buy meat and some vegetables from a local farmer. It is important for kids.

    Beyond that, it is useful for parents to look at a check list of the foods with the highest chemical loads.(its online) Just forget about buying non-organic peaches, strawberries, lettuce, rice, raisins for the kids. It doesn't cost much to buy organic raisins and rice. I think the meat is important, too, but if you don't buy it direct from a farmer, it is wickedly expensive

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Call it "hype" all you want, but I've never had an allergic reaction to organic beef. (beef bred without hormone and wtf other **** they put in) I don't always have a reaction to regular beef, and the reactions vary from extreme (swollen tongue, swollen throat, vomiting, etc) to mild (pain in my mouth and eventually my body). But when I buy regular beef, it's a crapshoot as to whether or not I'll have a reaction.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    It would be hard to really know what causes that without full diagnosis. Still, both options need to be available since organic (I still find the name funny, I don't eat inorganic food) farming practices are not sustainable on the necessary scale.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It would be hard to really know what causes that without full diagnosis. Still, both options need to be available since organic (I still find the name funny, I don't eat inorganic food) farming practices are not sustainable on the necessary scale.
    I think there is a misunderstanding about that. Yes, small farms using sustainable practices ( a really long term compared with "organic"), are a lot more labor intensive but they can feed people just fine.
    Organic Farming Can Feed The World, Study Suggests


    The World, Study Suggests

    ScienceDaily (July 13, 2007) — Organic farming can yield up to three times as much food as conventional farming on the same amount of land—according to new findings which refute the long-standing assumption that organic farming methods cannot produce enough food to feed the global population.


    Researchers from the University of Michigan found that in developed countries, yields were almost equal on organic and conventional farms. In developing countries, food production could double or triple using organic methods, said Ivette Perfecto, professor at U-M's School of Natural Resources and Environment, and one the study's principal investigators. Catherine Badgley, research scientist in the Museum of Paleontology, is a co-author of the paper along with several current and former graduate and undergraduate students from U-M.

    "My hope is that we can finally put a nail in the coffin of the idea that you can’t produce enough food through organic agriculture," Perfecto said.

    In addition to equal or greater yields, the authors found that those yields could be accomplished using existing quantities of organic fertilizers, and without putting more farmland into production.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    Beyond that, it is useful for parents to look at a check list of the foods with the highest chemical loads.(its online) Just forget about buying non-organic peaches, strawberries, lettuce, rice, raisins for the kids. It doesn't cost much to buy organic raisins and rice. I think the meat is important, too, but if you don't buy it direct from a farmer, it is wickedly expensive
    You're free to buy whatever you want to buy, so long as you actually know the real facts about what you're doing, not the ridiculous hype that comes from the organic-groupies who routinely spread falsehoods about how "healthy" organic food is and how "bad" non-organic food is. There's nothing demonstrably bad about non-organic food, nor is there anything demonstrably better about organic food, it all comes down to personal preference and if you want to pay more for essentially the same food, feel free, it's your money.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    I think there is a misunderstanding about that. Yes, small farms using sustainable practices ( a really long term compared with "organic"), are a lot more labor intensive but they can feed people just fine.
    Notice they're not comparing organic farming methods with modern efficient Western farms, they're only looking at bad farming methods in third world countries.

    Real honest study there.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You're free to buy whatever you want to buy, so long as you actually know the real facts about what you're doing, not the ridiculous hype that comes from the organic-groupies who routinely spread falsehoods about how "healthy" organic food is and how "bad" non-organic food is. There's nothing demonstrably bad about non-organic food, nor is there anything demonstrably better about organic food, it all comes down to personal preference and if you want to pay more for essentially the same food, feel free, it's your money.
    It is demonstrable that infants are born with over a hundred carcinogenic chemicals in their blood the day they are born. It is demonstrable that mammals high on the food chain have a high incidence of numerous health problems especially cancer. It is demonstrable that one in two men will have cancer during their lifetime, one in three women.

    Of course, not all the poisons that make their way into our tissues get there because of food. There are plenty of chemiclas that we absorb from the air, water, cosmetics, rugs, plastic, fabrics etc etc. Fans of organics are not spreading falsehoods, however.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Notice they're not comparing organic farming methods with modern efficient Western farms, they're only looking at bad farming methods in third world countries.

    Real honest study there.
    Like I said, U.S. factory farms are not particularly efficient. We just use petroleum based products to grow a whole lot of corn, while draining aquifers and losing top soil. It is unsustainable.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    Like I said, U.S. factory farms are not particularly efficient. We just use petroleum based products to grow a whole lot of corn, while draining aquifers and losing top soil. It is unsustainable.
    Like on organic farms, they use tons of cow manure and pump billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Not very sustainable.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by partier9 View Post
    Simple question and explain why.



    I eat local. I prefer small farm local grown produce and meat...

    Orgnanic is usually bs hype.
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