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Old 07-30-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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Organic food is no healthier, study finds | Science | Reuters


Not a real surprise at all. . .
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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the article referred to speaks of "nutrient content". That's all.

It doesn't mention the poisonous synthetic chemicals present in the food that is grown "conventionally", and what these chemicals do to human organs and tissue over time.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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The study just claims that organic foods have no nutritional superiority. That is not the main reason most of us choose organics. The study did not address at all the main issue, which is avoiding chemical contamination.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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The past few weeks I've tried to incorporate more organic foods into my diet....tomatoes, cucumbers, fruits. I've also decided to only buy free range chickens from now on too. I don't know if making these changes will make me any healthier or live longer, but I figure it it can't do any harm to try.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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...and more from the article:

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying higher prices for organic food because of its perceived health benefits, creating a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007....


ah yes, LONDON....and the UK in general....huge fans of meat and potatoes...kinda like having your proctologist as your dentist.


and the research does not go into wether or not pesticides are great for our ecosystem either now does it...what's next London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine...(O.K!!! WTF is that & that anyway????)

think people think!!!!!

silly puff piece dressed up as 'science'
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:23 PM
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Here it is, an article about this topic that mentions pesticides.

"We know that young children are getting the nutrition, whatever choice they make, but we also have to look at the [COLOR=#005497 ! important][COLOR=#005497 ! important]pesticide[/color][/color]
issue," Rarback said. "A study published in Environmental Health Perspectives found that children eating conventionally grown fruit had pesticide residue in their urine, which decreased after just five days on an organic diet."

'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier - US News and World Report
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Oh please.
Man.
God, i'm so sick of this culture .... ignorant, arrogant, stubborn and just plain dumb, fragmented, media and consumer driven and Corporate America ... man if i could say what i wanted i'd be banned from City-Data for life.
Phooey with such studies.
People have been duped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Duped i tell ya, duped.
Don't you get it?
The dominant culture is prevailing.
Wake up.
blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Shift the paradigm.
This is crazy.
Duped, duped, duped.
o.k. ... that's my rant .. i feel a little better.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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Any product ( organic) that has a main selling point of demonizing their competition ( conventional) thru scare tactics and out right lies, to justify charging more, has me leary.

Convince the mind !

A few years back, a farmer got shut down cuz he was selling raw milk door to door.
His customers were interviewed in the paper and they were upset.

--"wholesome"---" healthy"----" delicous"-- were words they used to state their satisfaction with the milk he sold.

At the end of the newspaper article the State inspector stated that farmer had his permit piulled and could not sell his milk to processing plants due to high bacteria count. ( thus he had to get rid of it somehow to make money)

Yet, his customers praised how " healthy" and " wholesome" that milk was.

Convince the mind !
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: wrong planet
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No one and nothing will convince me that it is NOT more desirable for my health and the environment to purchase produce free of chemical pesticides etc.
Cancer rates are rising due to our exposures to toxic chemicals in the air, food, water.... and the diet we eat and lack of exercise. Improve those three and chances are better that you will stay healthy.
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Any product ( organic) that has a main selling point of demonizing their competition ( conventional) thru scare tactics and out right lies, to justify charging more, has me leary.

Convince the mind !

A few years back, a farmer got shut down cuz he was selling raw milk door to door.
His customers were interviewed in the paper and they were upset.

--"wholesome"---" healthy"----" delicous"-- were words they used to state their satisfaction with the milk he sold.

At the end of the newspaper article the State inspector stated that farmer had his permit piulled and could not sell his milk to processing plants due to high bacteria count. ( thus he had to get rid of it somehow to make money)

Yet, his customers praised how " healthy" and " wholesome" that milk was.

Convince the mind !
oh, that story has convinced me.
now i am ready to start eating food grown with pesticides and herbicides.
oy.
good for you and good for the earth too!
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