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Subject: Organic food. Your thoughts.

Written By: Katluver on 04/18/13 at 7:53 pm

Personally, I like to try to buy organic food, but I often find the prices to be outrageous.

Today I was going to buy a container (just a standard size) of organic strawberries until I saw that the price tag was $8!!!  :o  I don't think so!

Basically, I'll just buy organic only if it's on sale. They say organic is healthier but I don't believe that non-organic food is full of carcinogens. Heck, imagine going to a restaurant and always asking if the dish is made from organic ingredients?!  :D

Subject: Re: Organic food. Your thoughts.

Written By: amjikloviet on 04/18/13 at 8:35 pm

The only thing organic I have ever eaten is cereal. I never have organic foods but I would like to have more of it in my diet.  :)

Subject: Re: Organic food. Your thoughts.

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/18/13 at 11:03 pm

Tastier?  Yes, sometimes it is.  But it's no more nutritious than conventionally-produced equivalent.  (original paper)

Nutrition-wise, it's basically a marketing term, and people have begun to catch on that it's often just an excuse to charge more.

As a foodie, I will say that organic produce is often tastier - and occasionally much tastier - than its mass market counterpart.  I've had strawberries for which I'd have paid $8, or even $18.  It was a few years ago, and they were that freaking good.  I've never had their like again, even from the same farm.  I've also had organic strawberries where I couldn't tell the difference between them and their cheapest counterparts.

If you eat for nutrition, go with the cheapest fresh produce and meats you can find.

If you eat for flavor and are on a budget, use the mass market stuff as your baseline, and then hit the local farmer's market to see if you can find better, and if better's worth the price.  When you find a producer you like, buy from him or her, but never stop exploring.  The farmer with the best strawberries on the planet at $5 might be ten feet away from the one who charges $8 for strawberries that are merely good.  Next year, the rankings might be reversed; maybe the $8 guy's farm gets better weather next year.

Subject: Re: Organic food. Your thoughts.

Written By: warped on 04/19/13 at 7:33 am

I only eat organic food when it's on sale, and it has to be a huge sale because it's wayyyyy overpriced. The average person can't afford it.

Subject: Re: Organic food. Your thoughts.

Written By: Lindee on 04/19/13 at 10:04 am

I guess I can say I've eaten organic food when my parents had a huge garden back in the 70s/80s. Also when DH and I go to a farmer's market and buy some fruits & vegetables. Otherwise I don't buy them in a store; too pricey.

Subject: Re: Organic food. Your thoughts.

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/23/13 at 12:05 am

It will make you live longer with little to live for!

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