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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    If you are a "all the time", then your food bill would double, unless you grow your own..
    I see little sense in this, seeking out "organic".
    I thinks its a fad thing for the wealthy and "fadophiles".

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    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.
    irrational fears, maybe?
    I am reminded of the Vietnamese village that I could see from the deck of the LST I was on, we were WAY upriver from salt water.
    Their poop station was only a narrow dirt dike away from their rice paddies and vegetable garden.
    Now THAT is organic....
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    irrational fears, maybe?
    I am reminded of the Vietnamese village that I could see from the deck of the LST I was on, we were WAY upriver from salt water.
    Their poop station was only a narrow dirt dike away from their rice paddies and vegetable garden.
    Now THAT is organic....
    To what do you attribute cancer rates ?

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Like on organic farms, they use tons of cow manure and pump billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Not very sustainable.
    The key word here is "use" -unlike the cesspools of manure created by factory raised beef/hogs.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    The key word here is "use" -unlike the cesspools of manure created by factory raised beef/hogs.
    Yes but when they advocate switching planet-wide growing methods to organic methods... you get the idea.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    To what do you attribute cancer rates ?
    Some are due to repeated and excessive exposure to man made contaminants, but most are due to choosing the wrong parents.
    Some of us are just more prone to dying from cancer than others...
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    To what do you attribute cancer rates ?
    Longer lifespans and better detection.


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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Some are due to repeated and excessive exposure to man made contaminants, but most are due to choosing the wrong parents.
    Especially if your parents had a high build up of nasty chemicals in their tissues.
    From the E.P.A.

    Cancer Incidence and Mortality

    The incidence of childhood cancer increased from 1975 until about 1990. The frequency of the disease appears to have become fairly stable overall since 1990. Mortality has declined substantially during the last 25 years, due largely to improvements in treatment.

    The causes of cancer in children are poorly understood, though in general it is thought that different forms of cancer have different causes. Established risk factors for the development of childhood cancer include family history, genetic defects, radiation, and certain pharmaceutical agents used in chemotherapy.47 Evidence from epidemiological studies suggests that environmental contaminants such as pesticides and certain chemicals, in addition to radiation, may contribute to an increased frequency of some childhood cancers.32 Some studies have found that children born to parents who work with or use such chemicals are more likely to have cancer in childhood.48 It may be that the chemicals cause mutations in parents' germ cells that may increase the risk of their children developing certain cancers, or perhaps the parental exposure is passed on to the child while in utero, affecting the child directly. Children's direct exposures to such chemicals also may contribute to cancer.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    The key word here is "use" -unlike the cesspools of manure created by factory raised beef/hogs.



    so you are going to feed the world on small output farms?
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yes but when they advocate switching planet-wide growing methods to organic methods... you get the idea.
    No, I don't really.
    Americans are over fed and undernourished. Doesn't that tell you anything? Meat should be a condiment, not a giant main course. If Americans ate much less meat, we would not have so much animal waste. We would allocate many more acres to growing things that are nutritious rather than corn which requires lrg amounts of petrol/water. We would consume more calories from leaves and fewer from seed and meat. We would be slimmer and healthier.

    We wouldn't force Mexican farmers out of business by flooding their market with cheap subsidized corn.

    The beauty of a well run organic farm is that it mimics nature. The cows mow and fertilize the fields, the birds (chickens) fly in afterward and clean up the pests that are attracted to the manure. Soil remains rich. Pests are confused because crops are rotated. Animals are not bunched together so they do not become sick. It is highly productive but there must be a balance of animals to land just as there should be that balance in a person's diet.

    I am not particularly rigid about eating everything organic but I do conform to the principles I just laid out. I eat more greens than anything else. I never eat anything processed- things that my grandmother would not recognize as food.

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