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Old 07-30-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Brand new study: Organic food "no better for health"...

Some of you might have heard about this by now...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6732520.ece WFS

They disregard so many factors its laughable. Oh well, maybe now the damn grassfed meat won't be sold out all the time!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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Re: Brand new study: Organic food "no better for health"...

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Some of you might have heard about this by now...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6732520.ece WFS

They disregard so many factors its laughable. Oh well, maybe now the damn grassfed meat won't be sold out all the time!
or maybe cheaper
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:20 PM   #3
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Re: Brand new study: Organic food "no better for health"...

I mean, really, who cares about the environment anyhow. . . or the experience of the animals while they're living.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
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Re: Brand new study: Organic food "no better for health"...

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Some of you might have heard about this by now...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6732520.ece WFS

They disregard so many factors its laughable. Oh well, maybe now the damn grassfed meat won't be sold out all the time!
Yeah, their "nutritional content" measures were so restrictive, and I would add irrelevant. Not to mention the environmental issue.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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Re: Brand new study: Organic food "no better for health"...

While I do think that organic is a marginal improvement over conventional food, I agree with everyone who posted above. I think that buying local is a vast improvement over either of those, however.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:58 PM   #6
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Re: Brand new study: Organic food "no better for health"...

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While I do think that organic is a marginal improvement over conventional food, I agree with everyone who posted above. I think that buying local is a vast improvement over either of those, however.
It is a reality that local, fresh, and in season.....provided it's as chemical free as you can manage...trumps organic, if that organic produce has a heap of food miles, packaging, and processing attached to it.

Certified organic boxed extrusion-process breakfast cereals are just as much a backward step, energy-wise, as the conventional alternatives.

And this comes from an organic grower.
We have to be selective, not just organic at all costs.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:40 PM   #7
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Re: Brand new study: Organic food "no better for health"...

Yeah, but it does taste better.

Especially grassfed beef.

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Old 07-31-2009, 06:57 AM   #8
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Re: Brand new study: Organic food "no better for health"...

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It is a reality that local, fresh, and in season.....provided it's as chemical free as you can manage...trumps organic, if that organic produce has a heap of food miles, packaging, and processing attached to it.

Certified organic boxed extrusion-process breakfast cereals are just as much a backward step, energy-wise, as the conventional alternatives.

And this comes from an organic grower.
We have to be selective, not just organic at all costs.
Yep, good point. Its best to buy chard from the local farmer and avoid asparagus from Argentina.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:01 AM   #9
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Re: Brand new study: Organic food "no better for health"...

I agree. I'd pay extra for locally grown, but not just for the organic tag. They can call a lot of crap organic, when it really isn't.

So, not worth the extra cost when it is the choice between "organic" and conventional, but both came from mexico in the same truck or whatever.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:28 AM   #10
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Re: Brand new study: Organic food "no better for health"...

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It is a reality that local, fresh, and in season.....provided it's as chemical free as you can manage...trumps organic, if that organic produce has a heap of food miles, packaging, and processing attached to it.

Certified organic boxed extrusion-process breakfast cereals are just as much a backward step, energy-wise, as the conventional alternatives.

And this comes from an organic grower.
We have to be selective, not just organic at all costs.
Agreed!
Few weeks ago I bought a weeks worth of local organic & IPM Veg, GF/past meat and eggs from the local farmer's market, then stopped at the grocery to get some apples. Of course local apples wont be available for a few months here in the Northeast. So I walk out with organic apples from New Zealand

I don't think there is actually any place farther away from Boston then New Zealandóso much for my carbon footprint.

I do admit for some fruitsólike applesóI prefer them to be pesticide free.
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