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Date: 04/21/14 06:34 AM

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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 21, 2014 at 4:14 am
    Link: Organic Food Sells Based On Fear And Lies - Worse...the USDA is behind it.
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    Wundt Male 40-49
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    April 21, 2014 at 6:50 am
    Did you read the article? Because it states that the USDA makes no claims about the nutritional value or safety of organic food, and only seeks to define what should be and should not be considered "organic".

    The conspiracy poo that is getting posted is getting worse and worse.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    April 21, 2014 at 7:03 am
    They should definitely figure out the definition of "Organic" and "natural". Right now it could mean one of many definitions. Groups are profiting off of ignorance because of it and tricking the consumer into buying something they would usually never buy.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    April 21, 2014 at 7:05 am
    i didnt have time to fully read the article, but i did want to say that the benefits of organic farming are for the health of the environment as much as the individual, also irradiation of fresh produce is designed to destroy the enzymatic process, the process that is used by our bodies to digest and assimilate nutrients. I mention this because I don`t think they legally have to label irradiated foods, but i think organic produce cannot be irradiated.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    April 21, 2014 at 7:08 am
    I would also like to point out that the FDA USDA DEA and EPA all get their funding and restrictions from politicians who are being paid by considerations.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    April 21, 2014 at 7:30 am
    Organic or not, most of the nutrient value in fruits and veggies happens near the end of it`s life cycle. ie on the vine. F+V that get sent to market are picked early to help them survive the trip. Therefore they are not nearly as nutritious as local produce. This is a bigger factor than organic or not.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    April 21, 2014 at 8:35 am
    Oh dear god I can`t read ALL THAT!
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
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    April 21, 2014 at 10:09 am
    Where I live I am lucky enough to buy produce from the Amish in the summer time...I love their giant tomatoes, several times I have made a whole meal out of a single giant tomato..
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    April 21, 2014 at 10:43 am
    Skimmed it, They basically say the organic is bought under a misunderstanding of what the benefits are. They explain how commercial and marketed organic food has become. I don`t think organic is necessarily more nutritious or healthy. I do think it is better for the environment to a point. Not all non organic practices are bad though so you pays your money and takes your choice really....
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 21, 2014 at 1:11 pm

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    Our review suggests a widespread organic and natural products industry pattern of research-informed and intentionally-deceptive marketing and advocacy related practices with the implied use and approval of the U.S. government endorsed U
    SDA Organic Seal. Since its formal launch in 2001, the trade association arm of the organic industry has stated that the USDA Organic Seal endorsement has been a critical element in establishing consumer trust in their product offerings. The success of these efforts is evidenced by Organic Trade Association touted growth statistics showing an astounding 3400 percent increase from 1990 sales of $1 billion to the projected $35 billion in 2014. This accounts for total organic food expenditures by American consumers exceeding $300 billion in less than 25 years.

    In other words the US govt was helping these producers deceive the public
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    April 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm
    Drs. Chassy and Tribe are well-known pro-GMO shills. Follow the money, people. Their "research" is paid for with grants from major food companies and they conduct seminars for Monsanto, Genencor, Transgene, Amgen, and others.
    Pseudo-Scientific Defense of GMO Safety is Smoke and Mirrors
    Arrogant GMO promoter Professor Bruce Chassy embarrasses himself at major Food Scientist`s Institute
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 21, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    So you demonstrate the authors to be shills by citing articles by natural food shills? Some argument
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 21, 2014 at 11:33 pm
    I don`t buy organic, but I would pay a 20% price premium for a product that was not made in association with Monsanto
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2014 at 9:52 am
    So sorry, Cajun, but when there are two major sides to an issue, you kinda have to cite one side or the other. For some reason, I couldn`t find any Monsanto-sponsored site that told the truth...

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