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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Do you eat organic food?
    No, I do not waste my money for no reason.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    I will say there is something to be said for picking out a cow/sheep/pig, and sending it directly to a local butcher. If you have a deep freezer, and a couple of buddies willing to go in with you on a cow, you can get alot of quality meat for cheaper(in the long run) than buying meat at a grocery store/farmers market. My boss used to send me to the county fair and had me buy a couple of animals, and split all the cuts up with his employees.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Nope. Costs more than the normal stuff, and has no appreciable health benefits, nor any benefits to our nutrition. It's over-priced bunkum.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Anyone buy free-range chicken or eggs from free-range chickens?


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    Free-range eggs for moral reasons. They don't taste any different though. It's just to make my own conscience a little lighter, although since here's no legal definition of what "free-range" means from farm to farm, I could be buying eggs from chickens whose lives sucked just as much as those of bttery chickens.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    So what? That is not surprising.

    But it's NOT the reason most (myself included) buy organic. What I don't want to ingest is pesticides. Also, it's better for the environment. Do you realize that there are--most likely--persicides in your drinking water?

    Pesticides in Drinking Water

    So yeah, I try to buy organic.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Nope. Too expensive and looks nasty, so I know I don't want to be putting that stuff in my mouth.




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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    You are incorrect. Unprocessed Sea salt has a different flavor and texture due to the fact that it's unprocessed and contains many minerals not found in table salt (since they are processed out of table salt), and lacks the additives that are put in table salt during processing. Table salt is about 99.9% NaCl, with some additives they put in. Sea Salt has at least 2% natural minerals that are beneficial to the body, and gives it a different flavor. Different minerals are present in sea salts depending on where they are gathered. (different flavors too)
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    Depending on where it is gathered, do you account for the pollutants that haven't evaporated from it?



    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    ... less of an ecological footprint in its production. Food that is transported across continents unnecessarily uses up fuel and resources that could have been put back into production.
    Question.
    I understand the idea of lowering your personal ecological footprint.
    Would not purchasing the shipped in product (as long as it is comparable) actually lead to a greater waste?
    It seems to me that (as things are) the greater waste would be in not purchasing the produce that was shipped in and allowing it to spoil versus letting the local produce spoil.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    Free-range eggs for moral reasons. They don't taste any different though. It's just to make my own conscience a little lighter, although since here's no legal definition of what "free-range" means from farm to farm, I could be buying eggs from chickens whose lives sucked just as much as those of bttery chickens.
    There are other factors to consider. As noted previously, travel time from chicken to market means less fresh eggs and the burning of fossil fuels.

    In addition, simple logic tells us that happy, healthy chickens that have room to move and eat a wide range of fresh foods will produce better quality eggs. Conversely, highly stressed, overcrowded chickens that eat a diet of nothing but mass-produced feed will produce lower quality eggs. (This logic applies to all kinds of things - think about puppy mills for a minute. There's a reason people avoid buying puppy mill puppies.)

    Large-scale egg farms use cheap (low-protein, high-filler) feed and don't supply added calcium to their birds, which means lower quality eggs/shells. Forage is far higher in protein than commercial feed, and a higher-protein egg is a better, healthier egg.

    Don't believe me? Compare a farm fresh egg to a mass-produced egg from the grocery store. They look completely different. They cook/bake completely differently, and yeah, I can taste the difference. YMMV.

    But I don't buy them. Don't have to. When I need an egg, I go out to the coop and reach under a chicken.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Here in France organic food is usually called BIO and is more expensive, too. Since the 90s I try to only buy organic eggs and milk, I prefer to pay more for quality food. Here is my favorite bio shop, clic on link: Accueil-HervE-Jean
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    There are other factors to consider. As noted previously, travel time from chicken to market means less fresh eggs and the burning of fossil fuels.

    In addition, simple logic tells us that happy, healthy chickens that have room to move and eat a wide range of fresh foods will produce better quality eggs. Conversely, highly stressed, overcrowded chickens that eat a diet of nothing but mass-produced feed will produce lower quality eggs. (This logic applies to all kinds of things - think about puppy mills for a minute. There's a reason people avoid buying puppy mill puppies.)

    Large-scale egg farms use cheap (low-protein, high-filler) feed and don't supply added calcium to their birds, which means lower quality eggs/shells. Forage is far higher in protein than commercial feed, and a higher-protein egg is a better, healthier egg.

    Don't believe me? Compare a farm fresh egg to a mass-produced egg from the grocery store. They look completely different. They cook/bake completely differently, and yeah, I can taste the difference. YMMV.

    But I don't buy them. Don't have to. When I need an egg, I go out to the coop and reach under a chicken.
    Well, I may not be tasting a difference because I rarely eat eggs. I'm not willing to go vegan, but I do try and limit my consumptiom of eggs and dairy. I do agree however that eating some foods as they are currently produced means missing out on a lot. Like meat, for one. The amount of cortisol and preventative anti-biotics floating in the boodstream of the average animal these days is not something I'm eager to be munching one.
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