Skip to comments.13 facts about 'organic' foods that will shock you
Posted on 07/31/2017 6:54:29 AM PDT by rktman
Do you choose organic produce because its healthier and locally grown?
A new report on how the U.S. Department of Agriculture actually markets the organic label without any standard of certification, doesnt do any field-testing and, through its bureaucracy grew exponentially during the Obama administration, is driving up imports from China, Turkey and other countries with disastrous safety records.
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I love crops grown with real sh**. And it smells so good when you drive by the fields.
Obama quietly got rid of country of origin requirements for processed chicken his last year in office. Just think of where those chicken nuggets have been that we feed our kiddos.
I shop at a well known supermarket chain...one that's well respected.I'll buy ordinary milk...ordinary chicken...ordinary steak...ordinary vegetables there.To me the word "organic" is something to be avoided,not sought after...both for economic and "cultural" reasons.
People who eat organic are just posers.
People who grow organic know why.
I truthfully told them, the price.
Big Agra and corporate food interests have managed to get the USDA organic label watered down. Typically they want to charge full price for organic without being organic. There are other, more stringent private certifications. But I agree that the best thing to do, if one has the time and resources, is to grow one’s own food.
I shop at WF, and so do some friends, and none of us are liberals. It is undeniable that the natural health movement attracts liberals, but it also attracts folks who don’t want trash in their food.
One big difference between Whole Foods/health food store and stores like Kroger: natural health shoppers and employees tend to suffer from far less obesity.
Some time ago I came upon a copy of the MIT student newsletter/magazine.In it was a feature article by an MIT student speaking of her visit to a Whole Foods market in her hometown (IIRC it was Austin,TX).Long story short...pointing out numerous things to back up her conclusion she stated that in her opinion shoppers there weren't concerned about health but,rather,shopped there as a display of affluence.
IMO she was right in target.
Organic only means they put the $hit on the soil instead of the usable chemicals to which the $hit breaks down. And they let the bugs and critters have their fair share!
I buy organic if the price isnt that much different than regular. I cant eat a big bunch of bananas before they go bad so I have produce clerk cut the blue band and give me a few. I always say put the sticker on them so they dont think i am trying to scam checkout that they are regular
non-organic - the cow crap is worked into the soil *before* planting.
Organic - cow crap is spread on the crops *after* the plant has started growing.
I’ll add one that isn’t on the list: Many, if not the majority, of Organic items have more pesticides on them than conventional produce items. There is a large list of approved “organic” pesticides. Most people I know that fall for the OG scam believe there are no pesticides on them. They have them by the truckfull, and as the WND article states, a good % also have synthetic pesticides on them anyway. Oh well, helped pay for my job at a upscale supermarket chain for 13 years.
organic means fertilized with manure and full of bugs that invade your kitchen
I bought stock in WF when this “organic” stupidity started taking off. The stock has exploded since then. :-)
I once lived in Seattle and Whole Foods was the closes grocery store to me. I did appreciate the quality of the meat/seafood counter as well as being able to get things other stores just didn’t carry. That being said, hands down the most expensive place to shop. I’d go to a normal chain or Trader Joes for better bang for the buck on staples.
I was the chef at an organic restaurant in South Florida in 1991. I have to go to work now, Book Mark for later.
My kids once asked me about the organic food in the grocery store. I told them it just has more rodent feces and insect fragments than regular food and costs at least 40% more. I often chuckle when I see people in the grocery store buying at a premium price organic items yet in the same cart I see bags of ordinary junk food.
“Obama quietly got rid of country of origin requirements for processed chicken his last year in office. Just think of where those chicken nuggets have been that we feed our kiddos.”
Exactly. The USDA, being a government bureaucracy, has effectively ruined organic standards in the United States by allowing countries like China to label foods as “organically grown” with absolutely no oversight.
“Are American organic farmers to blame? Noas much as 80 percent of organic food is imported from abroad, right under the watchful eye of your very own U.S. Department of Agriculture.”
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