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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Ty love

    Neither did i but i realised i needed to learn maintain them and i absolutely love it.
    Its my equivalent of reading, very relaxing.

    Can you not grow fruits in your backgarden? Too cold in Scotland?
    Well, we have the rhubarb and the blackberries, they do fine. Strawberries too! Just maybe I could grow less than an American could, with their warmer climate. I've never managed peppers, which I think might have been due to the weather.

    We've got the Gulf Stream current on the West coast, so it's not too cold, but the weather's kinda erratic up here sometimes. Although there's bamboo and palm trees growing on some of the Scottish islands, believe it or not. The ones that are directly in the path of the Gulf Stream get pretty good weather!
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    I'm seriously craving garden fresh green beans, peaches, pears and strawberries now.




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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    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.
    You do realize that pesticides are good right? Without them we couldn't feed everyone, this is a very important reason to why organic food is bad.

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    Norman Ernest Borlaug, the American plant geneticist who won a Nobel Peace Prize for breeding the high-yield, disease-resistant wheat varieties (triggering agriculture's 'Green Revolution'), is despairing of the organic fad. "This shouldn't even be a debate. Even if you could use all the organic material you have – the animal manures, the human waste, the plant residues – and get them back on the soil, you couldn't feed more than four billion people."
    TO GET HIGH YIELDS from food crops requires disturbing nature to deliver just what the crops need. First off, crops need fertiliser, which is often nitrogen in the form of nitrate and ammonia, because most plants can't draw nitrogen directly from the atmosphere. (Legumes are a famous exception – their root nodules hold bacteria that turn atmospheric nitrogen into nitrate.) Second, there has to be a way of stopping all the other robust plant and insect species from competing with or consuming your crop.

    Non-organic farmers make use of chemicals to achieve these goals. Just prior to World War I, German chemists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch learned to make ammonia synthetically. Their chemical reaction is still used today to produce more than 450 million tonnes of artificial fertiliser per year, and sustains the agriculture which feeds about
    60 per cent of the Earth's population.

    Organic farmers source nitrate from manures, gradually broken down by soil organisms. They use only naturally-occurring products to control pests, such as the elements sulphur and copper; pyrethrins and rotenone (both made by plants); BT spray and Spinosad (both made by bacteria). However, these natural pesticides are not harmless. For instance, sulphur irritates the lungs, and rotenone has been shown to cause Parkinson's disease in rats.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    There's a hedge in my backgarden that grows blackberries, as well as a rhubarb patch. The nieces and nephews love picking when they come to visit, and it gets them out in the fresh air, so it's pretty much win-win that way.
    I love warm blackberry pie....with vanilla icecream on it..
    or leftover cold pie for breakfast.
    Have to be fresh or frozen berries, tho. Canned berries taste awful...
    where I grew up in east Texas, we had Dewberries in the spring, and blackberries in the summer. Dewberries are almost identical to blackberries, except they grow on low bushes instead of tall canes.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I love warm blackberry pie....with vanilla icecream on it..
    or leftover cold pie for breakfast.
    Have to be fresh or frozen berries, tho. Canned berries taste awful...
    where I grew up in east Texas, we had Dewberries in the spring, and blackberries in the summer. Dewberries are almost identical to blackberries, except they grow on low bushes instead of tall canes.
    That sounds pretty good, we usually just eat them off the cane here.

    Wild blackberries are way better than cultivated varieties as far as I've tried.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    You left out my choice, which is "who cares?" Organic food is a scam. It's no more healthy or nutritious for you than any other kind, it wastes land to produce, is arguably worse for the environment than non-organic food and it generates a bunch of holier-than-thou retards who try to evangelize their ignorant ways to the world.

    But there's a bunch of people out there getting rich off of it. Guess that goes to show that stupid sells.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Thats not entirely true. While it may not have any nutritional benefits which should have been obvious you will not get alot of the harmful chemicals that are applied to non-organic crops.
    Entirely false. In fact, you're more likely to get sick due to the piles of germ-breeding manure that they spread over the crops as fertilizer than you will by the safe chemical fertilizers that modern-day, efficient farms use.

    Organic food is a scam.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    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.
    I'll agree with you to some degree. My father-in-law used to own a dairy and they'd slaughter cattle, both dairy cows and better meat cows and fill up cold lockers that we used to get the pick of. You'd get every possible cut from the cow, from prime rib to hamburger and we used to have a freezer full of meat all the time, we couldn't eat it fast enough.

    Of course, doing it that way, you start to get burned out on it pretty fast. At one point, we were eating steak 3-4x a week, then we got so tired of it that we stopped going up to the storage lockers at all.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    Hhm, that just sucks. I'm in a biggish town surrounded by lots of little rural villages, and we have one every week.
    Same here, we have one every single Thursday evening and from what I understand, they're trying to do them on Saturday mornings as well. I can go and get fresh fruit and vegetables any time I want, I just couldn't care less if it was "organic" or not, frankly if given a choice, I'll pick the stuff that isn't.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I am very lucky
    The old owners must have loved gardening because my garden is beautiful and i didn't put in years of hardwork to achieve it.

    They must have planted a whole range of fruits. Cherry tree is my favourite one tho

    I collect the apples and strawberries and give them to my neighbours and local school
    I've got 10 acres of oranges, does that count?

    Actually, I have avocado, lemon, grapefruit and nectarines too. Any time I want fresh fruit, I just walk outside and pull it off the trees. I planted a couple of apple trees but they're not old enough to bear anything quite yet, still a couple of years on those.
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