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My comment on a recent scientific 'finding' regarding organic food

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This article suggests that organic food has no health benefit over non-organic. I dispute that. Their article is based entirely on nutritional values. I was under the impression the benefit of organics was more to the environment and the body by not using pesticides, and herbicides. Yes, I know, whether they're carcinogens is still disputed, but they are poisons, and I'd prefer to not eat them if I could help it.
Also, I find some fruits, especially tomatoes and oranges, simply taste better when they're organically raised.

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On July 29th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC), mara295 commented:
Personally, I prefer non-organic fruits and veggies. I have noticed no difference in the flavour, and the non-organic stuff doesn't come with the threat of some sort of insect in my produce (perhaps that's where the extra cost comes from for organic). Furthermore, it has a longer shelf life and doesn't cost nearly twice as much.

Like it or not, for me it comes down to the cost and if it means I buy 2 kg of apples for $2.99 that aren't organic instead of the 1kg bag for $6--I'm going for the previous every time.

This isn't to say that I don't love to go to the farmer's market and pick up fresh farm produce--that's the winner above all, but that's a seasonal "treat" for me and not an everyday thing.
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On July 29th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC), roseseule commented:
Anything that make a product's shelf life longer than it should be naturally makes me concerned. Now that I'm almost done with my diet switch (I don't eat anything that doesn't rot) I FEEL better and am finally starting to lose weight. Real or not, those are the results I want from my food.
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