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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by partier9 View Post
    Simple question and explain why.
    No, not usually. I mean, I don't buy it (the "organic" label is basically meaningless, as there's no real federal regulation or oversight on what can be advertised as "organic").
    Sometimes my friends or family give me produce from their gardens, and then I have organic food. But I live in an upstairs apartment, so I can't grow much produce of my own. I've tried, but it's never worked out too well.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    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.
    Oh, I'll never go veggie (must have the occasional steak or ribs). But I do try to eat a balanced diet, which includes LOTS of stuff from my (organic) garden. No pesticides or chemicals on MY food - there's something to be said for munching on a handful of fresh, ripe blueberries right off the bush, without having to wash the chemicals off, first.

    I'm lucky enough to have an outstanding country butcher nearby. Lots of small farmers out here raise a few cows on a few acres and the butcher buys only the best of these organic "hand-raised" cattle for sale. Yeah, the meat's more expensive, but like you, I do what I can to avoid too many additives, preservatives, and chemicals in my food. For as rarely as I cook myself a big steak, I want it to be the best/healthiest I can buy.

    Today for lunch: yellow and green zucchini, sauteed with onions, sesame seeds, and a little soy sauce. Snacktime: fresh blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Supper? Maybe some eggs.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Organic is too expensive, and you don't know if it truly is. You are paying extra to take their word on it.

    Farm Fresh means more to me than organic....
    and I am not afraid of my foods being "nuked" with radiation, either.
    The more microbes and bacteria you kill, the longer the food lasts and the less chance of getting food poisoning...
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    I generally piss in the direction of the hyper pretentious slow food movement.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Oh, I'll never go veggie (must have the occasional steak or ribs). But I do try to eat a balanced diet, which includes LOTS of stuff from my (organic) garden. No pesticides or chemicals on MY food - there's something to be said for munching on a handful of fresh, ripe blueberries right off the bush, without having to wash the chemicals off, first.

    I'm lucky enough to have an outstanding country butcher nearby. Lots of small farmers out here raise a few cows on a few acres and the butcher buys only the best of these organic "hand-raised" cattle for sale. Yeah, the meat's more expensive, but like you, I do what I can to avoid too many additives, preservatives, and chemicals in my food. For as rarely as I cook myself a big steak, I want it to be the best/healthiest I can buy.

    Today for lunch: yellow and green zucchini, sauteed with onions, sesame seeds, and a little soy sauce. Snacktime: fresh blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Supper? Maybe some eggs.
    Mhm, I'm all for people doing what they can to source fresh local produce. Ithink that, even more than "organic" or "free-range" lables, guarantees tasty fresh food, as well as allowing one to help the local economy. My area of Scotland grows the most delicious little potatoes, as well as lovely flavourful cybees, and I did my bit for my county by having a big bowl of both with butter and pepper.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    Mhm, I'm all for people doing what they can to source fresh local produce. Ithink that, even more than "organic" or "free-range" lables, guarantees tasty fresh food, as well as allowing one to help the local economy. My area of Scotland grows the most delicious little potatoes, as well as lovely flavourful cybees, and I did my bit for my county by having a big bowl of both with butter and pepper.
    What are "cybees"?

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    What are "cybees"?
    Spring onions. They're delicious boiled with salt and pepper.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    I like to keep a lot of frozen fruit- specifically frozen blueberries- around, just so I'll have some when I want them. Fresh produce may be better for you than frozen, but not if it rots before you get a chance to eat it.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I like to keep a lot of frozen fruit- specifically frozen blueberries- around, just so I'll have some when I want them. Fresh produce may be better for you than frozen, but not if it rots before you get a chance to eat it.
    Exactly. That's why I keep a lot of tinned fruit around. It may not taste as good, or have as many vitamins, but at least it's not a complete waste of space and money if you don't get around to eating it quickly enough.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    I mostly buy organic when I'm buying fruit for my son. I have a book that points out the fruits that have the most pesticide in them. (Bananas and avocados do not have much pesticides in the fruit themselves because of the skin--same with oranges.) So I get organic blueberries, strawberries, and nectarines. I have noticed that they taste a lot better. It's not about nutrition--it's my not wanting my son ingesting pesticides.

    Meat? I don't like like organic chicken. I think it tastes gross. I do buy organic filet mignon at Whole Foods--it's fantastic.

    Eggs? I now buy eggs that indicate that they are laid by hens who are free to roam. Whether that's true or not, I'm with Anima. My conscience feels better.

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