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Poll: Do you buy organic food?
A Daily Poll ^ | June 20, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)

Posted on 06/19/2009 9:15:07 PM PDT by tenger

New poll: Do you buy organic food? A Daily Poll.
Someone in yesterday's poll suggested that organic food be in a question. Here it is!


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: food; healthy; organic

1 posted on 06/19/2009 9:15:07 PM PDT by tenger
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To: tenger

What’s that? (100%, 1 Votes)
Never or rarely. (0%, 0 Votes)
Sometimes. (0%, 0 Votes)
Quite often. (0%, 0 Votes)
I try to only buy organic food. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 1


2 posted on 06/19/2009 9:16:42 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: tenger

I buy what’s on sale. If it’s organic, fine. Otherwise, organic reminds me of manure.


3 posted on 06/19/2009 9:17:04 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: tenger

Peace and Love.


4 posted on 06/19/2009 9:19:24 PM PDT by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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To: tenger
I buy what I can afford....

5 posted on 06/19/2009 9:20:27 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: tenger
Is it safe to say that mostly liberals/environmentalist buy organic foods ? and at a higher cost ... my point being is ?
The liberals always claim that Republicans/Conservatives are the wealthy, rich ... but, yet ? we see snobby elitist liberals who have the money....
6 posted on 06/19/2009 9:23:09 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: BobL
" Peace and Love " .... yeah, far out man ....
Let's all sing " let the sunshine, let the sunshine in " ...
Yeah, I remember the late 60's early 70's ....
7 posted on 06/19/2009 9:25:04 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: tenger

Had a scientist tell me many years ago, the stuff we spray on plants is not nearly as dangerous as the anti weapons the plants themselves make.


8 posted on 06/19/2009 9:26:38 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: tenger
No, I don't.

I don't eat much to start with, so it doesn't matter what I eat as long as it's healthy and I don't stuff myself.

9 posted on 06/19/2009 9:30:55 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: tenger

No. I only buy plastic food.


10 posted on 06/19/2009 9:34:55 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: tenger

The only thing that I buy is organic milk. So many growth hormones go into these cows. Decided I didn’t want them going into my daughter.


11 posted on 06/19/2009 9:38:25 PM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: tenger

Heck, my car runs on organic fuel.


12 posted on 06/19/2009 9:41:03 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: tenger

Is pizza organic?


13 posted on 06/19/2009 9:42:05 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

“” Peace and Love “ .... yeah, far out man ....
Let’s all sing “ let the sunshine, let the sunshine in “ ...
Yeah, I remember the late 60’s early 70’s .... “

Oh, you were there too. Funny, I don’t remember you. In fact, I don’t remember much - or at least I don’t claim to remember much. Just a few more teach-ins, man, and we could have defeated Reagan, brought peace to the world, and followed Jerry Garcia around the country.

But instead, I have to work for THE MAN. Life sucks.


14 posted on 06/19/2009 9:43:54 PM PDT by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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To: TexasBeth

I started buying organic milk a while back after a conversation with my very conservative ex-Army doctor. Don’t remember how we got on the subject but he said he was seeing more and more concerned parents coming in with 8 and 9 year old girls who were getting their cycles already. He felt certain that it was attributable to the steriods and other hormones we are giving cows.

Since then, we’ve been solidly organic milk drinkers. Which is fine by us as there is a Mennonite dairy not far away that provides well and at fair prices. And I prefer to support the smaller independent farmers and producers anyway.


15 posted on 06/19/2009 9:44:15 PM PDT by softengine (Betrayal and Hypocrisy play on both sides of the fence.......but no one will admit it.)
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To: berdie

Depends, organic flour, bottled spring water, organic tomato sauce and artisan cheese, could be.
Make mine veggie, please. :) Og=rganic veggie. lol


16 posted on 06/19/2009 9:46:41 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: kalee

Og=rganic organic yawned as I was typing. lol


17 posted on 06/19/2009 9:49:04 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: kalee

Oh dear...now you have gone a step past organic and walked into the “home made” kitchen. :o


18 posted on 06/19/2009 9:56:22 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: tenger

Yes, we eat organic. It’s not perfect but it’s the best out there. Pesticides and other chemicals that can’t be in official organic foods are worth avoiding. You don’t get sick immediately after eating frankenfoods filled with barely-edible cr@p ingredients. They do not kill you that day. Insread, they cumulatively hurt your body enough to give you serious problems years or decades later, like chronic conditions or cancers.

Read Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and tell me organic or grassfed isn’t better. It’s a great, extremely well-written read, too.


19 posted on 06/19/2009 10:02:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: tenger

Grow it.
Sell it.
I think its the best way to make money on a small place.
It has great Marketing appeal. It really confounds some folks that a red-neck conservative has cage free hens.

Manure? Yes, been used for thousands of years and with great results. Try washing your food, it comes off. Sunshine and time kills the bacteria anyway.

Love Organic Milk, for one thing they pull the cows with Mastitis off of the Milking Machines. That means Less Puss in your kids milk.


20 posted on 06/19/2009 10:03:36 PM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: tenger

Every food we eat contains carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. That makes it, by definition, organic.

Most synthetic pesticides are also, by definition, organic.

Milk produced by cows given BGH (bovine growth hormone) is not different than milk produced by cows that don’t receive BGH, by any scientific measure. If people want to pay more, however, that’s their business.


21 posted on 06/19/2009 10:03:47 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Yaelle

“Read Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and tell me organic or grass fed isn’t better. It’s a great, extremely well-written read, too.”

I think this book is a real eye opener.
A must read with the anti-farm legislation this group of nuts is going to pass in Washington.


22 posted on 06/19/2009 10:06:24 PM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: berdie

We make pizza almost every Fri night. My husband is the BEST pizza crust maker in the world! He makes 2 crusts we freeze one for later. The recipe came out of Cuisine at Home magazine.

I buy the sauce, veggies and fresh mozzarella at Whole Foods. We grow the basil in the garden or on the kitchen windowsill.
We don’t eat meat on Fri. so it’s veggie or plain cheese pizza with a salad.
Don’t tell...we bake our own bread too. lol


23 posted on 06/19/2009 10:07:40 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: exDemMom

“Most synthetic pesticides are also, by definition, organic.”

Are you therefore advising that people drink Malathion? Or use Round Up as Salad Dressing? They are just chemicals, and are not you and I just sacks of Chemicals?

Your over simplifying the similarities. According to your logic a Neutron Bomb is a mere Heat Source.


24 posted on 06/19/2009 10:12:42 PM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: kalee

I think what you are doing is great!


25 posted on 06/19/2009 10:13:08 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: tenger

All food is organic.


26 posted on 06/19/2009 10:23:57 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: tenger

Its a foodie thing, not a hippie thing, so yes, a lot of the time I do..


27 posted on 06/19/2009 10:26:39 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: tenger
I try not to eat inorganic things
28 posted on 06/19/2009 10:33:52 PM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: TexasBeth
The only thing that I buy is organic milk. So many growth hormones go into these cows. Decided I didn’t want them going into my daughter.

This. The only "organic" food I buy every time is the milk. I drink 2 gallons a week and the last part of the second one would sometimes spoil in that week. The organic never does. And yes, I watch "sell by" dates.

29 posted on 06/19/2009 10:46:27 PM PDT by Felis_irritable (Dirty_Felis_Irritable...)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Depending on which stereotype is more convenient for liberals at a given moment, conservatives are either wealthy snobs or poor, backward rednecks.


30 posted on 06/19/2009 11:07:11 PM PDT by Julia H. (Remember when dissent was patriotic?)
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To: tenger

I do buy the organic milk. It costs about 4-5 dollars for a half gallon but it lasts a heck of a lot longer than regular milk. The only other organic I purchase is fruits and veggies on occasion.


31 posted on 06/20/2009 12:25:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: tenger

My food has lots of carbon compounds in it, so yeah, it’s organic.


32 posted on 06/20/2009 12:27:06 AM PDT by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tenger
I love this whole “organic” thing. My neighbor went on an “organic” kick and wouldn't spray any “chemicals” to kill an insect infestation (probably brought on by her organic garbage). Instead she used “tobacco juice” cause its organic, you know. Killed her little yappy dog, cause its deadly poison you know.

All food is organic. Even the organic growers cannot raise enough food to sell without some “chemical” assistance and there are no real rules on what is or is not A”organic” food.

33 posted on 06/20/2009 4:38:19 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: TexasBeth

I bought some local organic milk one day and it was incredible. I should say,, it was just fresh and not pasteurized. It was like I had tasted milk for the first time in my life. Then they stopped selling it. Some government agency threatened them or something. Other than that,, organic is pretty humorous.
I watched this History channel thing a few weeks ago on some community somewhere that is living green. These people actually crap in 5 gallon buckets and then put it in a compost pile. They were a bunch of loony libs, obviously. Their message was we will all be living this way someday so we need to start now. I noticed,, their entire freaking day was spent to feed themselves. They were either canning, picking, harvesting, peeling, planting or cooking. that was their entire day. Genius’s all of them!


34 posted on 06/20/2009 4:45:42 AM PDT by freemike (Alas, how many have been persecuted for the wrong of having been right? --Jean-Baptiste Say)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Snow balls are organic? Shelf life of 12-28 years.


35 posted on 06/20/2009 4:57:30 AM PDT by tenger (If we don't stay on them, they'll get it wrong...Joe Soucheray)
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To: Colvin

No, I am oversimplifying nothing. The definition of “organic” is any chemical compound made up of the elements carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen covalently bonded to each other to form molecules. By definition, MOST synthetically and biologically produced compounds ARE organic.

Many many people make the mistake of using the word “organic” to mean “natural”, i.e. produced without the use of pesticides and fertilizers that were made by processes occurring outside of a biological system. Since chemical bond formation is identical whether it takes place in a living organism or a laboratory flask, to me, the distinction is rather artificial. You’re much better off looking at the actual safety profile of the chemical in question, regardless of its “natural” or “unnatural” origin. The most toxic chemicals known to exist are produced by living organisms.

To turn around your contention that pointing out actual definitions is somehow the same as suggesting that people use organophosphates to flavor their chili, are YOU suggesting that people throw deadly nightshade berries in their fruit salad, and use powdered ricin instead of table salt? Those are, after all, natural products of biosynthesis.


36 posted on 06/20/2009 6:53:23 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom
I looked up Websters definition, and now I understand your Argument.
I thought this was a post about FOOD (See Websters Definition 1.b.), Whereas you thought it was about CHEMICALS (Websters Definition 2.a)...
If you were an Organic Farmer, like I am, you would be more likely to be thinking along the lines of 1.b.
The USDA has extensive regulations in regards to what THEY define as Organic, and there are many hoops I have to jump through in order to get certified. If I was to argue that toxic Insecticides should be fine because they contain a piece of carbon in their makeup, I wouldnt pass their test.
37 posted on 06/23/2009 3:57:33 PM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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