SOURCE: http://www.ajcn.org/ American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, online May 12, 2010.
Any one here trust your local grocer that the food they are selling as “organic” at higher prices is, in fact, organic? I don’t.
We eat organic whenever possible (without a doubt, it tastes better). We also drink raw cow’s milk, which is outstanding; I never knew milk tasted *that* good. Chemicals are rarely a positive.
“Organic” eating is a religion. [I comment as one with a lot of formal education in the chemistry of food and nutrition.] If it makes you feel righteous and pure, do it, but that’s all placebo effect. If you want fresh, do what I do and grow your own.
Organic Food destroys the Amazon Rain Forest.
Organic Food take 3x as much land to deliver a ton of crops. When American land is used for organics, the rest of the world asks Brazil to cut down rain forest to grow the soy beans non-organically.
So to feed their egos, leftists destroy rainforest.
The most land-economical eating is with pesticides, herbicides in mass commercial agriculture. That method leaves as much forest alone as possible.
The best case for organic foods is the relative lack of pesticides, antibiotics, and other synthetic chemicals and GMO contaminants.
**Freeper Kitchen Ping**
>> A “disappointingly small” number of well-designed studies
Why the emphasis?
And what is it about organic milk that is has a longer shelf life?
I suspect that if you were to investigate who was behind this study, it might well be either someone, or someone funded by people who make money supplying hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides to non organic corporate farms.
I buy organic milk, eggs, and meat primarily to avoid things like growth hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides which cannot be washed off these products like they can with fruits and vegetables.
Studies like this will never be able to capture a long enough period of time to determine whether avoiding these substances in your 20s, 30s, and 40s helps you avoid cancer in your 50s, 60s, and 70s.
I don’t pay as much attention to buying “organic” as much as I do buying “local”. Living in Michigan I buy local as much as I can. Be a true conservative. Buy local first.
I don’t have intestinal worms because I don’t eat organic grown food...
I buy organic milk because it seems to spoil more slowly than the usual stuff. The organic is still good on its “use by” date, whereas the regular milk sometimes seemed to be spoiling as it came out the door of the store.
Milk taste better organic, vegis, chicken, fruits; steaks do not. Cheese, bread... stuff just taste better. Poison? No thanks; grew up on a farm and I haven't a lot of respect for the king-size bastards whom bought out the small farmers and turned farming into a ridiculous industry of wanna-be cowboy/farmers who grew up limp-wristed and lame.
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.
so pesticides are good for you?
Bull droppings !!
The decision to eat organic is Not whether the food has more vitamins or nutrition. They should be about the same.
The decision between the two is whether you want your apple With neurotoxic pesticides and herbicides, or Without.
It’s a simple choice, if you don’t like chronic neurological impairment or cancer.
It's their money and they can do what they want, but don't force it on me.
I’m not surprised...