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From :<br><br><a href="http://www.soilassociation.org/web/sa/saweb.nsf/b0062cf005bc02c180256a6b003d987f/80256ad80055454980256a9d004df2a7!OpenDocument&Highlight=0,vitamins" target="_blank">http://www.soilassociation.org/web/s...ght=0,vitamins</a><br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">A large body of scientific evidence indicates that organic food is safer and better for you than non-organic food, according to a report launched today by the Soil Association. Organic Farming, Food Quality and Human Health says much more research is needed, but concludes that consumers wishing to improve their intake of minerals and vitamin C while reducing their exposure to potentially harmful pesticide residues and food additives should choose organic food wherever possible.<br><br>
Patrick Holden, Director of the Soil Association, says:<br><br>
'This report contradicts Sir John Krebs, Head of the Food Standards Agency, who said last year that there was not enough information available to be able to say that organic food is nutritionally different from non-organic food. On average we found that organic crops are not only higher in vitamin C and essential minerals, but also higher in phytonutrients - compounds which protect plants from pests and disease and are often beneficial in the treatment of cancer. These findings, coupled with health concerns linked to pesticides, antibiotics, GMOs, nitrate and additives occurring in non-organic foods, suggests increased government support for organic production could have significant health benefits in addition to the environmental benefits already proven.'</span>
 

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go organic !!!!!!!!!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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you said it !!!!<br><br><br><br>
i've been eating about 98% organic EVERYTHING for the past year and i had to eat non-organic for 4 weeks and it was horrible. seriously.<br><br>
some of the apples i ate had no taste and they all looked identical to the next one. uugghhh<br><br>
of course with some foods i could taste no difference but i must say that organic fruit kicks butt over non-organic. not just in taste but environmentally too. yay.<br><br><br><br>
yesterday i ate non-organic hot potato chips (oven baked fries?) and i felt sick after a few hours of eating them ...<br><br>
does anyone know if your body can get used to being pesticide free? i can't see why not. pesticides are chemicals/poisons.<br><br><br><br>
anyone know?<br><br>
i'd love to take part in some kind of study about organic foods ...
 

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I usually buy organic too whenever possible. I just wish it wasn't so darn expensive. Compared to eating out, or buying frozen foods, it really balances itself out though. Still, I wish it was less expensive.
 

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yeah i agree.<br><br>
hopefully the more people buy organic, the cheaper it will become. but at the same time, more people WOULD buy it if it were cheaper. hah<br><br><br><br>
you know what i figure? i don't drink (alcohol) and i don't smoke and i don't go "shopping" for useless items so i figure that i'd rather spend my money on good ORGANIC food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
my health is important to me. so is the environment<br><br>
but i still can't help but think "make it cheaper and stop ripping me off".
 

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ON the whole I say Yay for organics, (especially if you grow your own DIY home alotted VEGGIES!!! then theres no problem)... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
[BUT if you buy from commerical outlets or market retail etc, just hope its not grown in grotty or disease contaminated animal poo<br><br>
else, god knows what nasties enimate or manifest from dodgy<br><br>
poopoo fertilizer which of course may well be from undesirable animal sources in a lot of cases... Depends on where you buy as to the quality and safety of natural fertiilizers I guess].<br><br><br><br>
You are right W_O_Es... We are inevitably going to get ripped off<br><br>
if we don't stick up for our own integrity of common sense, otherwise we are just being made fools of...and falling for hokus pocus reasoning....So therefore our integrity and honesty over the issue must be maintained (as regards prices etc) as afterall that is the essense of what orgaincs is all about, and if anything organics should be cheaper...(in my words/reckoning).
 

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I buy organic as much as possible. Organic bananas just taste so much better than non-organic. Mmmm...now I'm hungry...
 

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I buy organic as often as possible. I love organic because I know there isn't going to be a lot of nasty little 'surprises' in my food. I am always on the lookout for more organic goodies
 

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i try to buy organic as much as possible...but sometimes i can't afford to so i make sure to scrub my fruits and veggies with a vege wash to try and remove as much pesticide residue as possible.
 

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I try and buy organic most wherever the choice is offered. I don't mind spending the extra money, better to pay now then later. We spend more on food a month then our rent, but we like to eat. In our town between May and November there is a grower's market with a certified organic local grower. This is great because his produce is cheaper than at the grocery and it's important to support local farmers. Contact your state/county representative for info on where some might be by where you live.
 

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I also buy organic whenever possible. To me, it's worth the extra money (though, at the farmer's market near me, the produce is priced comparably to that at the supermarket, if not even cheaper). When the environmental and health consequences of pesticides are taken into account, choosing organics is pretty much a no-brainer. Also, IME it is much more flavorful and has a slightly longer shelflife than the chemically-sprayed stuff.
 

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Unfortunately I have very few fresh organic options (I shop on a military base in Japan) - so I just do the best that I can.<br><br><br><br>
I buy organic off the shelf whenever it's available though. I like that there are standards for organic (without - who knows how things are grown or produced!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Keegan</i><br><br><b>Some of us don't have endless pockets...</b></div>
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Well, I dont have, but Im earth friendly, which makes me rich<br><br><br><br>
I have a bicycle so I save a couple of hundreds a month on a car.<br><br>
My energy bill (electric, gas, water, wastewater tax and a geyser) is aprox. $50.- a month.<br><br><br><br>
I buy a lot of stuff second hand if possible
 

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Our family of 3 lives on 1 income (and a small income at that). Paying our rent comes first. Food is next. It's all about budgeting. I choose to eat well rather then buy things.
 

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and with all the geneteically modified foods in the market these days, who knows what's really happening with our *franken*foods. at least we know organic foods haven't been tampered with.<br><br>
waiter: "would you like fish genes with your tomatoes?" ewww :SPEW:<br><br><br><br>
better to pay now than later, my thoughts exactly punkmummy.<br><br><br><br>
i'm not rich either (not in the money way, that is). i just choose the best ways to spend the money i do have. i buy second hand clothes from thrift stores, bike to work (and almost everywhere), don't drink alcohol, don't smoke and i don't buy useless comodities (that are pretty much pushed on to the consumers through advertising).<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
slowly it will get cheaper ...<br><br>
farmers markets are the best, yes!
 

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Its very difficult for some of us to buy organic, and I can feel Keegan on this one! I come from a family where healthy food isn't the biggest priority, and even though I do work, I have to save money and have money to just have fun on. In the summertime when I work full time I buy organic much more frequently, and we have an organic garden. Its sad, because organic food is so much tastier and better for the earth. *once I am out on my own...* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
lovenlight,<br><br>
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