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Old 10-29-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I am not opposed to GMO foods. "They" should label them, because knowledge is power. If "they" are confident that their food is excellent, then there should be no issue.
If we all want to continue to pick and choose abundant foods at our local market, we need to let the folks who produce them to make responsible decisions as to the way they are produced.
It is at the buyer level that the information needs to be available, so the end consumer can embrace, or reject, the items in the grocery store.
As for me, I buy local, whenever possible, and I have a garden. I do not pay extra for organic in my super market, although it is available. I shop at a regional grocery, rather than a national one. I feel the local one is more responsive to buying from local suppliers.
The thing is, buy what seems best to you.

 
Old 10-29-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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I am not opposed to GMO foods. "They" should label them, because knowledge is power. If "they" are confident that their food is excellent, then there should be no issue.
If we all want to continue to pick and choose abundant foods at our local market, we need to let the folks who produce them to make responsible decisions as to the way they are produced.
It is at the buyer level that the information needs to be available, so the end consumer can embrace, or reject, the items in the grocery store.
As for me, I buy local, whenever possible, and I have a garden. I do not pay extra for organic in my super market, although it is available. I shop at a regional grocery, rather than a national one. I feel the local one is more responsive to buying from local suppliers.
The thing is, buy what seems best to you.
good post gentle


we are coming up on thanksgiving , im getting calls for (local, organic, free range turkeys)
I can get them but they will be 3.99lb retails

a supermarket chain is going to break with .49lb turkeys this Friday that's 60-70lb cents below cost

its for a shady brook or marvel grade a turkey

a 25lb local free range turkey will cost 100.00

this will feed 15 people so its not too bad


however , a 25lb frozen grade a at .49lb will cost you just over 12.00 - you can buy 8 of those turkeys for the price of one local one
oh I know, the folks that want this(local turkey) will buy it, it could be 6.99lb or 8.99lb an theyd still buy it - maybe i'll call around and see what everyone else is charging -that's what the farmers markets do and no one hollers collusion!!

ive visited these turkey farms 4-5 larger ones around here,,,just like free range chicken,,,these birds eat their own feces and peck the hell out of each other

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Old 10-30-2014, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Originally Posted by gentlearts View Post
I am not opposed to GMO foods. "They" should label them, because knowledge is power. If "they" are confident that their food is excellent, then there should be no issue.
If we all want to continue to pick and choose abundant foods at our local market, we need to let the folks who produce them to make responsible decisions as to the way they are produced.
It is at the buyer level that the information needs to be available, so the end consumer can embrace, or reject, the items in the grocery store.
As for me, I buy local, whenever possible, and I have a garden. I do not pay extra for organic in my super market, although it is available. I shop at a regional grocery, rather than a national one. I feel the local one is more responsive to buying from local suppliers.
The thing is,buy what seems best to you.
We try and do pretty much the same, but there are exceptions to all rules. I think you pretty much have covered what we can do. Our small, local market sells a lot of local produce in season. We buy as much as we can. We grow a small garden, I do a lot of canning. When I can I know exactly what is in each jar. We are lucky to be able to find free range eggs at a very reasonable price, but we do buy some of our meats from Sam's. Our local market has great meat as well, I don't think it is local however and I have to admit I do hit WalMart once in awhile and when we are near Aldis we buy there.
 
Old 10-30-2014, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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she wants to know her meat is safe- everything she is reading is scaring her- so both sisters want to learn how to hunt to get meat for themselves!!
I asked them if they could shoot bambi, and both said- yes, they think so - I will take them for target practicing and teach them to shoot and how to handle a shotgun
It's a pretty ignorant way to get involved with hunting, but ultimately the end result can be really positive. I've had more and more friends ask about hunting over the last decade or so, and while I don't take many of them (I'm out to get as many deer, pheasant, and duck as I can for myself - not for someone else) I'm really happy to see the increased interest. One thing I do help friends with is teaching them how to break down whole hog and lamb carcasses, as well as a half or quarter cow now and then. If you buy whole animals from farms you can get meat from local farmers at prices that aren't that much higher than commercial meat from supermarkets (about 10% higher). You can also compare different breeds, and it forces people to learn to cook with some of the more difficult cuts. I also take a few pieces for myself as payment (not a single jowel has ever left my house).

Overall the weird health paranoia can be easily turned into an appreciation for old methods, and support for smaller producers. Both mean better quality and taste to me, and that's the only concern I have about anything food related.
 
Old 11-01-2014, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I was thinking, yesterday, yes I do think once in awhile: we were eating at a buffet at our near by casino: For all those who are paranoid about where their food comes from, what chemicals might have been used, etc. do any of you eat out? Do you question all this when you order a burger or a salad? Or maybe you just do not eat anywhere except in your own home? If eating in an Asian restaurant are you concerned about where the food was processed? Or in a Mexican restaurant, if all the ingredients came from Mexico or were they grown here? We don't eat out often, yet I don't think I even ever given any thought to this when eating out.
 
Old 11-01-2014, 06:40 AM
 
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I was thinking, yesterday, yes I do think once in awhile: we were eating at a buffet at our near by casino: For all those who are paranoid about where their food comes from, what chemicals might have been used, etc. do any of you eat out? Do you question all this when you order a burger or a salad? Or maybe you just do not eat anywhere except in your own home? If eating in an Asian restaurant are you concerned about where the food was processed? Or in a Mexican restaurant, if all the ingredients came from Mexico or were they grown here? We don't eat out often, yet I don't think I even ever given any thought to this when eating out.
great points!!

the restaurant industry got exempted from the latest country of origin labeling
they must have some good lobbyists!!



and good thing we don't have the same standards for our spouses..lol



as to your point
this is hilarious,,,,tho some wont see the humor!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8SjkDq2ZwI
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