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10-22-2005, 12:17 PM
i would never pay a premium for organic food. and you? it's a shame, cuz i have a whole foods a 5 minute walk away, or a safeway 1.5 miles away. at least i get good exercise.
10-22-2005, 12:18 PM
Ugh...organic food. Too expensive...I'd rather eat food chock full of chemicals. At least when I die from it I'll have money left over to spend on my coffin.
10-22-2005, 12:39 PM
organic food...full of bugs :D
give me the chemicals and genetically modified
10-22-2005, 01:52 PM
on some products, I see the advantage of organic foods, but honestly...what is so wrong with GM foods? (gm foods are at times not considered organic) GM foods are an improvement to the farming industy. grow things faster with harder skins so we can have them all year round. stuff like that.
10-23-2005, 09:29 PM
Not understanding the benefits of organic foods just means you are totally unaware to the condition of foods being sold in most of our regular groceries. The whole ethical issue of genetic alteration completely set aside, there still remains tons of harmful substances in foods sold in groceries, i.e. pesticides, hormones, chemicals, etc. People aren't aware enough of the hazards of these substances because there simply hasn't been enough exposure and education. Many of the dangers are still being studied and discovered today. I personally consider it wise to consume organic foods when possible, but like most people, cannot afford, financially and psychologically, to obsess over organic foods all the time. Therefore, a middle ground must be reached. I try pay a little more for the stuff when I can find/afford it. I know if I save a couple dollars buying non-organic, I'll end up spending it on something alcoholic/stupid/harmful anyway. I just believe it's one of those investments you can make, the benefits of which you may only realize decades later or never at all. Either way, it's an investment for my life and I don't have a problem spending a little more money for that.
No offense to anybody, but sometimes it amazes me how much people are willing to spend on electronics/entertainment/jewelry/cars, yet are so stingy when it comes to their very own long-term well-being.
THO and I are slowly going more organic. Organic bananas are much sweeter than regular bananas, and I looooove bananas. There's usually only about a 10 cents per pound difference in price in this area, so I've been getting mostly organic ones in the year I've been here.
10-23-2005, 10:49 PM
well, i figure i've gone 25 years on regular produce and haven't grown an extra toe and my blood pressure and other signs are fine. so i don't see the justification in organic. the only thing i need to worry aobut is my belly, which i blame on my beer consumption in korea. haha
10-23-2005, 11:57 PM
They recently upgraded my Vons (Safeway) store and they have a lot more organic items now. Some are still too expensive ($6.99 for a half gallon of orange juice!) but some are not that much more. I used to work with a lady who was so afraid of the chemicals on fruits and vegetables that she would not eat them. I am not sure what she ate. I am starting to replace some of what I eat with organics. But I won't pay two or three times the price just to do it.
10-24-2005, 11:13 AM
I few cents more but sometimes organic food is just 50% more and I can't justify it. I did notice they removed all the irradiated food or at least don't advertise it anymore.
10-24-2005, 04:28 PM
We stick mainly to whole foods and foods we grow ourselves. We don't need to pay extra for organic when the stuff we produce probably meets or exceeds organic guidelines.
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