Skip to comments.Poll: Do you buy organic food?
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!
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.
“Read Michael Pollans The Omnivores Dilemma and tell me organic or grass fed isnt better. Its 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.
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
“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.
I think what you are doing is great!
All food is organic.
Its a foodie thing, not a hippie thing, so yes, a lot of the time I do..
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.
Depending on which stereotype is more convenient for liberals at a given moment, conservatives are either wealthy snobs or poor, backward rednecks.
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.
My food has lots of carbon compounds in it, so yeah, it’s organic.
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.
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!
Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Snow balls are organic? Shelf life of 12-28 years.
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.
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