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Old 08-27-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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Dairy products like cream and butter.

Lettuce, Spinach, Tomatoes.

Berries like Raspberries are noticeably better IMO.

It also makes no sense to me to buy organic root vegetables, they grow underground. i.e. Potatoes, onions, carrots.
I buy organic potatoes because non-organic potatoes are heavily pesticided (if that's a word). Guess potatoes are tasty to a lot of critters including humans.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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Let’s not overlook price

Organic boneless chicken breast is 7.99 l

The regular is 1 .99 lb

Yes two different consumers

We did taste test on cooked. Boneless breast -
When told one was organic 70 % said the organic was better

When we said the conventional. Was organic -
Again. 70% said the organic was better even tho it wasn’t organic

When. Neither was identified it was 50/50

Proving the word organic has a halo affect
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I buy organic potatoes because non-organic potatoes are heavily pesticided (if that's a word). Guess potatoes are tasty to a lot of critters including humans.
Undergound critters? or are they attacking the above ground plant?
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:53 AM
 
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Organic beets may taste better. When I grow my own, they're organic but the ones from the grocery store taste bad. So I bought some organic beets and they tasted just like my home grown beets. Also, since the leaves haven't been sprayed with pesticides you can eat them too.

As for the beet itself, I don't know why it would taste better but when I grow my own it's in how I prepare the soil with bone meal to sweeten it. Maybe the organic growers do that too.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Organic milk is better...
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Letís not overlook price

Organic boneless chicken breast is 7.99 l

The regular is 1 .99 lb

Yes two different consumers

We did taste test on cooked. Boneless breast -
When told one was organic 70 % said the organic was better

When we said the conventional. Was organic -
Again. 70% said the organic was better even tho it wasnít organic

When. Neither was identified it was 50/50

Proving the word organic has a halo affect

At the local Kroger organic Collards are $2.99 a bunch. Similar size not labelled as organic is 99cents a bunch. How come organic costs more if they are not paying for the chemicals that the others guys are using?

btw -- we buy a lot of our veggies at the Mennonite farmer's market near here. Totally organic and cheaper than Kroger, Publix, and even WalMart.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:22 AM
 
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It also makes no sense to me to buy organic root vegetables, they grow underground. i.e. Potatoes, onions, carrots.
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I buy organic potatoes because non-organic potatoes are heavily pesticided (if that's a word). Guess potatoes are tasty to a lot of critters including humans.
Conventional carrots and onions are probably OK. Potatoes are prone to diseases and pests and are indeed heavily sprayed. My sister lived in central Washington and knew a potato farmer; she said his workers were ordered to stay away from the fields for a certain number of days after each application of pesticide/herbicide/fungicide because these substances were so toxic. And of course, a lot of that stuff soaks down into the ground.

In fact, even though potatoes grow underground, they have been shown to have more pesticide residue than almost any other crop.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:42 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Conventional carrots and onions are probably OK. Potatoes are prone to diseases and pests and are indeed heavily sprayed. My sister lived in central Washington and knew a potato farmer; she said his workers were ordered to stay away from the fields for a certain number of days after each application of pesticide/herbicide/fungicide because these substances were so toxic. And of course, a lot of that stuff soaks down into the ground.

In fact, even though potatoes grow underground, they have been shown to have more pesticide residue than almost any other crop.
I'm glad I don't eat potatoes but that's another story for another forum.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Originally Posted by mainebrokerman View Post
Letís not overlook price

Organic boneless chicken breast is 7.99 l

The regular is 1 .99 lb

Yes two different consumers

We did taste test on cooked. Boneless breast -
When told one was organic 70 % said the organic was better

When we said the conventional. Was organic -
Again. 70% said the organic was better even tho it wasnít organic

When. Neither was identified it was 50/50

Proving the word organic has a halo affect
Amen.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Potatoes are sprayed right before harvest to kill the tops to make it easier for machine harvest. Some object to that. I'd like to conduct a controlled taste test with just facts where everything is blind to the tasters. No chance of a placebo effect. I look at the periodic chart of the elements and see no specifications for the elements that plants take up from the soil. Long ago the master of the organic gardening movement pointed out that as far as plant nutrition the soil had to break down any source into the same form. Variety, season, soil types, and many more things can alter flavor. It is true that todays vegetables are all to often bred for shelf life. Tomatoes from the 50's had high spoilage in the markets. In the 70's I grew two tomato patches on two different soils. One sandy river silt and the other heavy black clay. No other differences. Variety was JetStar. The tomatoes grown on silt were not fit for human consumption. The heavy black clay were delicious. Same fertilization. So show me a blind taste test with all things being equal except the fertilizer and sprays.
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