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No evidence organic foods benefit health: study
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Reuters

Posted on 05/24/2010 4:24:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

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To: SeaHawkFan

Having raised chickens as a child, I can say you are absolutely correct.

White Rocks and most white feathered chickens lay white eggs.
Rhode Island Reds and Dominickers, among others lay brown eggs.


51 posted on 05/24/2010 9:32:22 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: mlizzy

No surprise then you endorse it, since you have a stake in keeping organics going.


52 posted on 05/24/2010 9:41:18 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: aruanan

When it comes to another killer like dihydrogen monoxide there should be no smiley face label like....water. :)


53 posted on 05/24/2010 9:53:16 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Ditter; SeaHawkFan; Aussiebabe; JustaDumbBlonde; gleneagle; Ronin; stubernx98; packrat35
Funny how everyone has something negative to say about my choice of using organic food yet at no time have I been disparaging about others' choice of conventional products.

I've seen it too often people using as an argument the use of cow dung as a fertilizer, something which has been used for thousands of years. It decomposes so fast while it releases much needed nutrients. The e-coli outbreaks are not caused by manure but by careless migrants defecating next to fully grown crop. And I witness too often, as many of you do too, I am sure, the mass majority of people sitting down and eating without washing their hands or opening that bag of chips from the vending machine, again, with same unwashed hands used to insert the money into the slot.

So if my choice of paying more for organic food, using the money I earn, caring for my family the way I chose makes me a .. chump in your eyes, well so be it.
54 posted on 05/25/2010 5:13:19 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl
No, you haven't been paying attention to what causes sprouts contamination...it has nothing to do with immigrants or fertilizers. The way sprouts, organic or not, are grown is the reason they are prone to biological contamination and it was because of salmonella contamination, not e. coli.
55 posted on 05/25/2010 5:18:53 AM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: MollyKuehl

I don’t think people are criticizing you for your choice to purchase organic foods. People asre just pointing out that there is nothing inherently better about “organic foods”.

Did you know that there is no standard for determining what is “organic” so that the foods you buy may not realy be any different than non-organic foods.


56 posted on 05/25/2010 5:21:30 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: MollyKuehl

There is a big difference between local fresh organic vegetables and what you get in Whole Foods. The best french fries I ever had were made from organic potatoes grown on a small scale where they grew with all the minerals and trace minerals they need. The fries had such a full and complete taste. The organic carrots grown by big corporations are a step forward but many times they taste no better than the non-organic. This is what Whole Foods carries

When you get great taste from organic vegetables and fruits you know you are eating a better and healthier product than the conventionally grown product. Take the taste test

Everyone likes the CSA approach these days where you join up with a local farm and get weekly deliveries of produce. These farms grow on a human scale and will produce full taste vegetables and fruits. Not all the CSA farms are 100% organic but that’s OK. Sometimes you just have to waste an insect infestation so you use low level pesticides. But all these farmers are feeding their soil with natural amendments. Feed your soil right and you get the best fruits and vegs from it


57 posted on 05/25/2010 5:23:35 AM PDT by dennisw (The falser the prophet the more mentally deranged the adherents)
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To: packrat35
No surprise then you endorse it, since you have a stake in keeping organics going.
No, there's no money for me in it ... it's my bro-in-law's farm, but yes, we get some veges from time to time at low or no cost. The nice thing about a farm in the family, is that you know for sure the produce is grown organically. Do you know why people are against organic farmers/farming, especially Republicans, who state they want their freedoms to stay intact?
58 posted on 05/25/2010 5:39:49 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Aussiebabe

And that has been the case for thousands of years :)


59 posted on 05/25/2010 6:00:36 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m not surprised...


60 posted on 05/25/2010 6:01:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (...man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth-Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: SeaHawkFan
The "standards" you refer to are decided by the USDA. Allow me to be skeptic regarding their decision since they are by far not prepared to deal with a major food contamination or outbreaks.

I go solely by the standards I grew up with, from my grandparents' farm. It suffices for me to make my own decision on what I should feed my family.
61 posted on 05/25/2010 6:02:45 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: Aussiebabe

Not really, only a foolish person choose to eat foods laiden with pesticides when they can have pesiticide free food. Oh, wait, I’m sorry, you probably mean marketing from the perspective that pesticides don’t harm you, I’m sorry, I see now, you’re right, the marketing has worked well ...


62 posted on 05/25/2010 6:05:12 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: dennisw

I will continue to be an avid supported of local businesses, may that be farms, mom-n-pops grocery stores, bookstores, pharmacies and so on since they are my neighbors. The fabric of entire world is changing where the chain stores become the norm while the caring, personable and quirky local stores succomb to the big guys. Small businesses all the way and that includes the local co-ops!


63 posted on 05/25/2010 6:05:34 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: Scythian
Obviously, you are a perfect example of just how great the organic marketing folks are doing their jobs. As I wrote the organic industry does the best job of marketing as any industry has ever done in history.
64 posted on 05/25/2010 6:10:55 AM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: MollyKuehl

Why are you so defensive? No one is against you eating organic but did you happen to see that program on TV where people are given the opportunity to pick out the organic fruit or vegetable by taste? It was hilarious! A table was set up on a busy sidewalk and 3 vegs, or fruits are on the table for a taste test. People are told that one is organic and they are to taste all 3 and then pick out the organic. No one could do it, they were all stunned that they picked a conventionally grown food and declared it was delicious and didn’t like the organic.


65 posted on 05/25/2010 6:13:48 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Aussiebabe
A couple of days ago I googled home grown sprouts and found lots of info that helps you grow your own so you can safely enjoy sprouts.

Here's one "recipe" site: How To Grow Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts: Part One

Unfortunately a site I found that seemed to have everything seems to be down today: http://www.sproutpeople.com/ Hope its just a temporary web problem ...

We grew sprouts a long time ago but the sproutpeople seem to have some interesting mixes and LOTS of info - just FYI. ;-)

66 posted on 05/25/2010 6:18:51 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: MollyKuehl

Don’t panic go organic


67 posted on 05/25/2010 6:51:26 AM PDT by dennisw (The falser the prophet the more mentally deranged the adherents)
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To: Ditter

I believe you confuse being defensive with standing by my beliefs.. some can argue semantics!!!


68 posted on 05/25/2010 7:01:51 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl

You said “why is everyone being negative about my beliefs?” If that is not being defensive I don’t know what you would call it.


69 posted on 05/25/2010 7:11:11 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Tunehead54; Aussiebabe
Update: http://www.sproutpeople.com/ is back up ... ;-)
70 posted on 05/25/2010 7:23:15 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Ditter
You said “why is everyone being negative about my beliefs?” If that is not being defensive I don’t know what you would call it.

My exact quote was "Funny how everyone has something negative to say about my choice of using organic food yet at no time have I been disparaging about others' choice of conventional products."

My statement has no emphatic overtone as you made the choice to present it as the proof :) Shall we move on or would you rather continue with adolescent need to be right or have the last word? I prefer neither since there's no purpose for it.

Cheers!
71 posted on 05/25/2010 7:36:24 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl
"So if my choice of paying more for organic food, using the money I earn, caring for my family the way I chose makes me a .. chump in your eyes, well so be it."

Well, I certainly didn't mean to hit such a nerve with you, woman. My comment to you was not 'negative', it was factual. Apparently I didn't think you too much of a chump since I actual told you that I use some 'organic' pesticides, but hey, if it makes you feel better to pitch a hissy fit when presented with the truth, so be it.

72 posted on 05/25/2010 7:44:50 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: MollyKuehl

Molly you are new here. You are going to catch a lot of sh** with your defensive attitude. We don’t all agree here and we feel free to say so, doesn’t mean you are not free to voice your opinion.


73 posted on 05/25/2010 7:46:39 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Well, I certainly didn't mean to hit such a nerve with you, woman. My comment to you was not 'negative', it was factual. Apparently I didn't think you too much of a chump since I actual told you that I use some 'organic' pesticides, but hey, if it makes you feel better to pitch a hissy fit when presented with the truth, so be it.

Hissy fit? Now you're being quite adorable..woman! Reality still is that I no time have I engaged in a personal attack or degrading remarks as you did yet you felt compelled to do so. So be it, to each is own, some have argus-sight while others deal with delusions :) You continue thinking that you sure "schooled" me and feed off this satisfaction for the rest of the day! Whatever empowers you, dear :)

Cheers!
74 posted on 05/25/2010 7:51:36 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde; MollyKuehl
"So if my choice of paying more for organic food, using the money I earn, caring for my family the way I chose makes me a .. chump in your eyes, well so be it."

Let's see, someone is induced into parting with a greater than normal portion of his money by the seller's appeal to his sense of pride or fear by making him feel smarter or less likely to suffer harm if he buys the product, even though there's no evidence available to back up the seller's claims, that person would not be called a wise consumer but, rather, a _____.
75 posted on 05/25/2010 7:55:29 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Ditter
My "newbie" status is irrelevant and for anyone to think so it's nothing more than a liberal attitude of elitism of some sort. I do respect your polite and kind stand, it separates you from many who think that a joining date holds more value than substance. Participating in a healthy dialogue in a forum, especially this one, involves more than just posts. It also involves quarterly financial contributions, something which I've done for a while for the sole reason that Jim's site (and Rush) were the only conservative voices in the diaspora for over a decade.

Again, while it may seem redundant, I appreciate your mannerism. Some should use it as an example :)
76 posted on 05/25/2010 8:03:39 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: aruanan
Let's see, someone is induced into parting with a greater than normal portion of his money by the seller's appeal to his sense of pride or fear by making him feel smarter or less likely to suffer harm if he buys the product, even though there's no evidence available to back up the seller's claims, that person would not be called a wise consumer but, rather, a _____.

The gvt is equally concerned and convinced it knows better than a consumer how one should actually spend his/her own money. I do, however, love the hardcore conviction coming from "conservatives" attempting to tell me how wrong I am on my choice, some in quite vile way, same people who are quite upset with a gvt attempting to do the same thing. That doesn't make you a wise consumer, that makes you a hypocrite. So unless you or anyone else is donating, unbeknown to me, to some fund which actually supports me and my family, I respectfully suggest to worry about your own expenses au lieu of mine.
77 posted on 05/25/2010 8:09:42 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: Graybeard58
As I type, I’m cooking some spinach from my garden, I know that cooking it loses some of the nutrients but I’m replacing them with bacon grease.

*******************

LOL!

78 posted on 05/25/2010 8:10:12 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tunehead54

Best way to grow sprouts is in a clay flowerpot that keeps it all moist but doesn’t drown them.


79 posted on 05/25/2010 8:41:13 AM PDT by dennisw (The falser the prophet the more mentally deranged the adherents)
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To: MollyKuehl
The newbie status is only relevant in that the newbie might not understand the attitudes of freepers. I am not alone in believing the old adage “opinions are like a..holes, everybody has one”. :)
80 posted on 05/25/2010 8:49:43 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: NormsRevenge
The entire organic industry is based on feelings. "Chemicals-Bad!, Natural-Good!" What people fail to realize is that the world is made out of chemicals. Plants "synthesize" their own toxins. So, in a sense, everything contains synthetic chemicals, many of which can be harmful in mega-doses.

Refer to the previous post no. 23 on the findings of Mr. Aimes for a little common sense.

81 posted on 05/25/2010 9:10:25 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: MollyKuehl
I do, however, love the hardcore conviction coming from "conservatives" attempting to tell me how wrong I am on my choice, some in quite vile way, same people who are quite upset with a gvt attempting to do the same thing.

If someone who is an expert in nutrition sees folks making a choice that is isn't consistent with nutritional reality and who may be doing so simply out of ignorance, to ignore it and say, "well, after all, it's their choice" is irresponsible. Once a message has been delivered, then the responsibility is on the shoulders of the one deciding to heed or ignore the information. But the act of "making a choice" doesn't have an effect on objective reality. Making a bad choice or an ill-informed choice won't make everything turn out okay because it is my choice.

For example, people go on and on about bovine growth hormones being responsible for an earlier onset of puberty in children who drink milk from cows who have received these hormones to sustain and/or increase milk production and will pay extra money for milk that is alleged to be free from such hormones believing they are doing something good for their children. In reality, all they are doing is spending extra money that could be used for their children in other ways because non-primate growth hormones cannot dock with primate growth hormone receptors. There is no way in the world that they can do so. On the other hand, primate growth hormones can dock with non-primate growth hormone receptors. So, whereas a shot of human growth hormone will have an effect on calves, ingesting (or even injecting) bovine growth hormone will have no hormone effect on humans. I've seen some people get upset and claim that telling them that is equivalent to telling them that they don't care about their kids. That isn't the case, but in this instance what they call caring is misplaced and wastes money that could be used for something real instead of satisfying an emotional need to feel that one is doing a good job as a parent.
82 posted on 05/25/2010 9:17:59 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: neocon1984
I am not sure about the studies of feeling "righteous and pure", but as an aging former hippie, I suspect that the effects are more about the moral vanity that has afflicted my generation.

Exactly so. As someone who was a conservative in 1968, I am weary of the 60s and their aftereffects. I want the silliness to stop.
83 posted on 05/25/2010 9:25:53 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Pride in the USA

The article isn’t that informative, but there are some interesting and seemingly informed comments here, at least on the first page. By the time you read beyond, to the second page, the whole thing devolves into some kind of pissing contest. I thought you might find the first page of comments mostly interesting, at least.


84 posted on 05/25/2010 10:09:27 AM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: aruanan; Molly
You're so cute and funny. Nice try using actual facts.

I find that one has a greater chance of finding one's truly satisfying conversational partner, when one uses a more formal approach to insufferably, pretentious prigs, like say..."Molly" N'est pas?

85 posted on 05/25/2010 10:41:07 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: mlizzy

I never said I was against people doing what that want concerning organic farming. If you read my other posts on this thread, you will see I say that several times.

I just don’t want it forced on me and I think it’s a waste of money for most people but they are free to spend it on whatever they want.


86 posted on 05/25/2010 11:26:10 AM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: aruanan
Before you going off on a diatribe, read my comments. I never compared the nutritional value of organic vs conventional since there's no proof of one being superior to the other. As the study confirms it.

But I truly had enough of the hypocrisy of some conservatives, expecting the gvt to stop telling us what to do yet them being the first one telling fellow conservatives what to do, based on their opinions.
87 posted on 05/25/2010 11:32:10 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl

No one is stopping you from purchasing what you want. But this is a discussion site and many feel it is foolish to waste money on same. Others feel it is worth the extra cost.

Both sides have a right to their opinions.


88 posted on 05/25/2010 11:35:35 AM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: Deb

Oh, Deb, honey, I see that the incessant yapping and attempts of nibbling at my ankles continue from the dark. Come on, why don’t you live up to your classy, logical, informative and common sense conclusion of calling me again a... liberal gay man?? Keep it original, will ya?


89 posted on 05/25/2010 11:39:44 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: packrat35
I never denied that nor have I been derogatory towards the ones opting for conventional. It is their choice to do so and I am neither obtuse nor arrogant to think I know better, that I am better or that others should do as I do. It comes down to the same as one's personal choice: paper or plastic? Organic or conventional? Standard or manual transmission?


90 posted on 05/25/2010 11:44:15 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: packrat35

I agree with you on both counts!


91 posted on 05/25/2010 11:49:11 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: MollyKuehl

I have two close friends that are and were vegetarians. One is dead and the other is sick all of the time.

Case closed.


92 posted on 05/25/2010 2:09:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Well, just buying brown eggs is pointless but I do buy the eggs from free range chickens. It’s my only bow to protesting the treatment of chickens on places like Tyson’s. But I still eat chicken so I guess I am only willing to do what’s convenient (and only costs a dollar more a dozen).

I totally shun organic because it’s kind of a faddy, foody kind of thing and I can’t see the virtue in fertilizing with sheet instead of chemicals. (chemical is not a dirty word but sheet is.


93 posted on 05/25/2010 2:15:26 PM PDT by altura
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To: MollyKuehl

Food fight, food fight.

Great fun, don’t take it so seriously.


94 posted on 05/25/2010 2:23:37 PM PDT by altura
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To: freekitty
I have two close friends that are and were vegetarians. One is dead and the other is sick all of the time.
Case closed.


Conversation here is not about vegan/vegetarian diets. Get with the program! And keep your day job, you'd be horrible as a lawyer.
95 posted on 05/25/2010 2:48:45 PM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: altura

I don’t intend to do so, I just despise hypocrisy. Plenty to go around... Makes it harder to accept it coming from your own!!!


96 posted on 05/25/2010 3:07:15 PM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl
Before you going off on a diatribe, read my comments. I never compared the nutritional value of organic vs conventional since there's no proof of one being superior to the other. As the study confirms it.

What in the world are you talking about going off on a diatribe? I never said you did compare the nutritional value of organic vs conventional.

But I truly had enough of the hypocrisy of some conservatives, expecting the gvt to stop telling us what to do yet them being the first one telling fellow conservatives what to do, based on their opinions.

You're confusing categories above. For me to say that the government should not prevent someone from drinking milk free of bovine somatotrophic hormone and to also say that it's wasting one's money spending extra to have "organic" hormone-free milk isn't hypocritical, unless, of course, you have your own special definition of hypocritical that differs from the one found in the dictionary.
97 posted on 05/25/2010 3:21:56 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: altura

In Australia you cannot hardly find white eggs in the market...Aussies believe that brown eggs have more nutrients...scientifically, of course, it is not true...but it is that “feeling” or “belief” thing.


98 posted on 05/25/2010 3:46:04 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: MollyKuehl

When someone mentioned your newbie status, you were offended. Just being here a short while doesn’t make you less valuable, everyone was a newbie once (’cept me, of course).

It’s just that you need to learn you WILL NOT be treated with kindness and respect on this forum if people disagree with you. You have to learn to deal with that or you will continue to be all huffy all the time.

A lot of people think organic foodies walk around Whole Foods in birkenstocks peering solemnly at the stuff for a trace of chemicals while sneering at people who shop at Wal-Mart.

I’m sure you’re not one of those, but there is heat to be taken. Relax.


99 posted on 05/25/2010 3:49:16 PM PDT by altura
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To: Tunehead54
Yes, I really like sprouts and know how to grow them. The problem is that the conditions that they are grown, time and temperature, are almost the perfect conditions for growing some harmful bacteria....so it can be dangerous to eat them raw....if you check the FDA site, you will see they are one of the worst causes of food poisoning. The only safe way to eat them is to cook them, unfortunately. But, it kind of like raw oysters...some people still eat them and take the risk, because they are so good
100 posted on 05/25/2010 3:49:45 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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