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5/14/08 10:13 P

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I just want to know why it is that whenever we try to buy something good for us or the environment or whatever, it costs us more money! There certainly is a history of this: unleaded gas, diet food, recycled products, organic food. Personally, I think ALL fuel should be what's best for us (something cheap, healthy, etc.), ALL products should be recycled whenever possible (with no additional cost to anyone), & ALL food should be designed to taste good while meeting the needs of our bodies. This is MY view of the future!

Donna (Upstate NY)

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5/14/08 10:04 P

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I'm sure organic everything is less harmful for us - I majored in agriculture, minored in agricultural science, and worked in ag. for many years. However, my family has a history of longevity even though their diets weren't what we would call healthful nowadays. My budget is tight, so I buy cheaper products and am careful how I clean and prepare my food. Despite this, I'm pretty healthy and feel good.

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5/14/08 9:26 P

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I just read the article on SparkPeople on why organics are worth the extra cost. I never knew organically grown produce contained higher nutrient yields than other "regular" produce. If what the article says is true, then that would indeed make organics worth the xtra cost. I guess I'm going to start buying organics....but slowly over time. I can't afford to go gung-ho by buying everything organic.

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5/13/08 10:01 A

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I don't believe in chemicals. If I could afford organic all the time, I would buy it. But, I can't so I just make sure to wash it before eating. I do garden in the summer, and don't use any chemicals on my plants. We get chicken, black angus, venison etc. from a neighbor. It is so much tastier than the stuff from the store. I was really amazed at the taste difference when we first switched. Fresh eggs have an amazing taste, however I can't find them anymore, so it is back to the store bought.


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5/10/08 9:48 P

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tell you what after spending 5.95 on one chicken breast, you heard me 8.95 on one piece of stuffed salmon do i need to go on. Ladies it tasted like chicken salmon tasted fisher than the regular and I had to force that down. I made a one week list of organic when my husband was making money , he wouldnt eat the stuff so had to seprate grocery bills. For one person to eat organic and that meant getting the frozen fruit because it was cheaper and not going crazy cost 100.00 buck you got it so tell the tell if you like about how its better guess what it is but I am not rich and I would rather pay 40.00 for a weeks worth and be able to pay my house note.


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5/10/08 2:13 P

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I'll pay for anything up the food chain (meat) and for anything I plan to eat the skin of (apples, grapes, etc). IF I can get rid of the skin, I'll buy non-organic and save a buck or three. I look forward to hearing the other responses!

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5/9/08 11:06 P

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You mentioned meat...good question. I've heard of organically raised meat...at Kroger's they sell "Laura's Beef" which is supposed to be totally organically grown grain fed beef. And it's pricey compared to the regular cuts offered by Kroger. A dear friend of mine battled breast cancer. She believed if she ate chicken or turkey that had been injected with hormones that those hormones would leach into her body and aggrevate her breast cancer. She would only eat organically raised chicken and fish and refused to eat any beef or pork. Unfortunately, she lost her battle and her life, so she's no longer around. I know grain fed beef tastes better and is more tender than beef raised on other feed---but it's also more expensive. So I guess I'll expand this question to also include meats---are the organics really worth the extra in price? For beef, I can see paying the extra because there's a definite quality difference. But I haven't seen the same with chicken, pork, etc., or with fruits & veggies. Comments???

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5/9/08 10:53 P

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Good question! My own personal opinion is that unless you grow it yourself, you can't really be SURE just what you're getting. Besides, doesn't this only apply to fruits & veggies? What about meat? I've always wondered if the cow that was butchered had a gene for cancer (or whatever), could eating it make you sick? It seems like there are too many unknowns, but no REAL way to be 100% safe. I'll be curious to see what others think.

Donna (Upstate NY)

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"Suffering is the tuition one pays for a character degree."

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5/9/08 10:12 P

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I keep hearing about how people are switching over to eat only organically grown produce. But on my limited budget, I just can't justify spending $2.99 on a head of lettuce when I can buy one for .99 or less. Isn't a carrot a carrot a carrot??? Why pay more for how it's grown? I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks!

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