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6/21/08 1:31 A

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I believe in buying organic milk and meats as they aren't altered with steriod and antibiotic use, but I heard from a GP that as far as organic fruits and vegetables go, there are certain preservation processes used in non-organic foods that actually help to maintain the nutritional content of the food, whereas with organic foods, it is lost within days of it being picked and ripening.

Either way, I think it is good that people are choosing to seek more information about where their food comes from and what might possibly be in it. I think if people were more concerned about the very necessity of life, the very sustanence that nurtures our existence, and less concerned with, say, what Britney is up to this week, we would be well on our way to a healthier, more preventative focused society that is not so rampant with chronic illnesses.

I have to get this out....since WHEN did petroleum become a food group?????

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6/13/08 7:48 P

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I buy organic and reg. I buy organic milk because it does not contain hormones or junk to beef up the cows. as for fruit my doctor said to wash them and it is just as healthy.I buy organic meats so they don't have all those hormones either. I do buy foods like whole grains and oats and I like to cook from scratch it allows me to know what is going into it.

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5/29/08 1:31 A

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I try to buy organic because it means they do not use any chemicals in the fertilizing and growing of the food. As well as with organic they don't coat the fruits with that waxy surface that other growers do. I buy all my stuff at Henry's it isn;t as expensive as Whole Foods... But I like that aspect of it. With Organic meats and poultry most of it is free range animals. But I guess I am just a hippie. I want to be able to grow my own veggies. I want a house with a yard.

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2/10/08 7:58 P

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I was just talking to my husband about that... How organic can fruits be? why pay $1 for a pound of bananas when you can pay $.39? I think we should just be careful about spending our $$ on things that may not really be worth it. As far as fruits and veggies- I stopped buying it from Whole foods and buy it from our local gracery store. Or if you have a fruit market nearby, go there. I think that every other year, some new fad comes out that seems to be healthier but may not really be any different. The only thing I buy from Whole Foods now is granola- b/c I love it. But you can buy 100% natural peanut butter at Wal-Mart, I just got some last week. Same thing with whole wheat crackers...

My advice, unless its something you cant get anywhere else and you are 100% sure it's more healthy than regular fruits/veggies, crackers, etc- stick with the healthy option from your local grocery store. Many companies make billions knowing ppl are trying to get healthy and put products out that are over priced b/c they know we will want what they call "top of the line" but it really may not be.

Just use good judgement. Some things are worth it and some things arent. Hope this was helpful.

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2/10/08 5:37 P

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I have recently begun purchasing foods that are organic like fruits and vegetables, cereal, granola, crackers and peanut butter. I'm not sure if you have ever been into an all organic food store, but some of the items they have are wonderful, and some things not so appealing, and the prices are some what high. Do you really think its worth it? Is it really healthier?

Anyway, I would just like some input on how many of you actually buy organic foods and what you have found to be desirable and worth the money you pay for these items.













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