Skip to comments.The Organic Food Fad is officially dead
Posted on 06/04/2006 11:08:53 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
The New York Times reports that Wal-Mart, the bane of all limousine liberals and aging hippies, has entered the "crunchy granola" market:
Beginning later this year, Wal-Mart plans to roll out a complete selection of organic foods food certified by the U.S.D.A. to have been grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers in its nearly 4,000 stores. Just as significant, the company says it will price all this organic food at an eye-poppingly tiny premium over its already-cheap conventional food: the organic Cocoa Puffs and Oreos will cost only 10 percent more than the conventional kind. Organic food will soon be available to the tens of millions of Americans who now cannot afford it indeed, who have little or no idea what the term even means. Organic food, which represents merely 2.5 percent of America's half-trillion-dollar food economy, is about to go mainstream.
With organic food about to become as "mainstream" and "middle America" as Ford Explorers, Kraft singles and "American Idol," how long before the so-called "elites" find it no longer has the same "counterculture" appeal as Volvos, brie and NPR?
Whole wheat is not enough. It can still have additives and the original grain might be of inferior quality.
The real bread contains flour, leaven or yeast, water and salt. No more, not less.
If you try to make your own bread you will SEE that organic flour is much better. The dough grows as it should for example.
Government agencies are not to be trusted with the certification as they will side with big business. They will play games to redefine "organic" or "natural" labels.
The reason it lasts longer is that it is ultra-pasturized and in a container that keeps longer.
What I really want is for milk companies to start making "premium milk" that is, milk that has not been cooked to death with the quick pasteurization process.
Yes, it would be more expensive but the taste and mouth feel of slow pasteurized milk can not be beat.
We have premium everything else why not premium milk?
Grouse is good...
Yes, the same ones who increase health care costs.
You do not have taste anymore (it got ruined by Twinkies). You will eat any crap.
I was actually thinking recently, that I wonder how many people are going to start really looking for more organic food (I'm thinking in terms of meat without hormones, etc). And then I read this article. If Walmart is going to carry it, there must be a fairly large interest.
I don't see this as a bad thing. I could care less what the elites want, but I'm really becoming alarmed at some of what we consume, not to mention what we feed our kids.
Yeah....it just kind of slides through, picking nothing up on its way.....or for that matter, leaving anything nutritional either.
I have to admit, that having grown up on wonderbread, I really like plain white bread toast. However, I don't eat it anymore. And, home made bread is really pretty easy to make, and makes you feel pretty smug and self sufficient.
It would no be if Walmart intentions (and resolve) were honest. Big if.
A trip through an organic foods market is better than going to a movie. Up the Rocky Mountain front range, there are Whole Foods Markets and Wild Oats Markets. We stopped in one a while back to pick up some bulk food that my wife wanted, as it was convenient, and surprisingly their bulk items cost less than packaged items where we live. The people in that store, in their ponytails and birkenstock sandals, were reeking of not having bathed in a while. They carried on conversations that made no sense whatsoever, and sat in the deli eating some unidentifiable mess that looked like it had been left by an ill pet.
Worse yet, those people are allowed to vote.
"Some fresh organic stuff such as strawberries and tomatoes tastes better ."
Not only tastes better, but is better for you too. I remember reading that strawberries, in particular, absorb a high percentage of pesticides so it is advised to buy them organic.
My daddy wasn't a dairy farmer but when I was growing up we drank our own milk from Suzie our cow. Now I drink Promise Land Milk all natural no hormones! Yum! I have been a huge mild drinker all my life and now I am 66 years old and have the bones of a 30 year old as per my doctor.
I understand and if you have an outlet where you get fresh, vine-ripened organic produce you can get that taste and you can get the same taste at roadside stands and pick it yourself farms, because they are ripened on the plant rather than picked green and shipped across the country. I think a lot of people confuse the matter. The real difference is the process not the chemicals or lack thereof.
Most fertilizers are natural substances and are actually safer than manure because you won't get ecoli.
I don't get your drift. Can you spell out what their intentions are? (bear in mind, I don't think making money is evil).
It's a whole friggen politickle movement, complete with various ensundry "causes," don'tcha understand anything???
How could you post such a title??? (smirk)
Where do you get the seeds to grow Cocoa Puffs?
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I am afraid that they will play games - they will sell not natural or organic food (to lower cost and increase profit) by changing the definitions and regulations. Their customers will not be able to tell difference.
Also they will ruin some real organic/natural producers by either forcing them of the market or by hooking them on ever lowering price schedule.
Still the true organic/natural stores will survive as their customer base will not give up.
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