Organic food expert ? Think twice

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  1. satcomer macrumors 603

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    The tells me that most of these "experts" are just political amateurs! :rolleyes:

    So be careful in buying the more expensive "organic" grocery food. There are some unscrupulous marketers out there jumping on the organic wave.
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    You guys do realize "Organic" does not mean tastes better or different right ?

    Typical gizmodo trash.
     
  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Typical "gotcha" journalism.

    Take it for what it's worth.

    (not much)
     
  4. thekev macrumors 604

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    It's definitely a trash article. Certain terms such as organic are in fact regulated. They relate to the creation of food, not the taste, so what is the point of this video?
     
  5. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    But that applies to the producers. What can have "Organic!" slapped on its label is a much looser standard, to the point of being meaningless.
     
  6. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    good reason to hunt or grow your own.
     
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    All food is organic, unless you're eating something without carbon, like pure plutonium.
     
  8. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Water has no carbon in it, so that cannot be organic.
     
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    This. Water is inorganic.
     
  10. localoid macrumors 68020

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    I hope you have a big backyard, because the average family of four is probably going to need at least 2 acres of land to grow/raise enough to live off of...

    backyard_farm.jpg
     
  11. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Or salt. There's no carbon in NaCl.

    Honestly, I wouldn't classify salt as a "food" but as a "seasoning" or "food additive", or maybe "mineral".
     
  12. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Obviously taste is relative, but organic, especially if locally grown, beats non-organic every day of the week when it comes to flavor.
     
  13. localoid macrumors 68020

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    The marketing dept. would probably prefer calling it a "natural flavor enhancer"... :p
     
  14. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Some? SOME!?

    ;)
     
  15. Symtex thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I bet I can fool you with some Mcdonald
     
  16. Peace macrumors Core

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    Well that's a horse of a different color.

    I agree that locally grown organic taste's better. Or for that matter growing your own taste better. Whether it's psychological or not is debatable.
     
  17. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I think everyone knows when they're eating ****.
     
  18. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Much of it is psychological. (and I'm a proponent of organic)

     
  19. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a

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    Organic, the biggest marketing scam to separate fools from their money.
     
  20. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Not really.

    There are benefits to the farm and overall ecosystem.

     
  21. Symtex thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There is some benefits to organic growth of food but the human species would not be able to sustain life with our current population if we were all using organic approved process to produce food.

    I think this video shows very clear that people are under the impression the organic food offer more nutrients or taste better than regular food. This is untrue.
     
  22. FreemanW macrumors 6502

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    Based on continuing to kill and eat animals and animal products.

    Agricultural meat production . . . . . . it is a completely unsustainable paradigm . . . . . . . . that is proving to be the end of our biosphere. It aint healthy either.

    Cowspiracy

    Forks over Knives

    . . . . . . . . just sayin
     
  23. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Con-Agra, ADM and its ilk, the biggest marketing scam to separate trusting fools from their money.
     
  24. localoid macrumors 68020

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    If you'd actually bothered to read the text on the info-graphic I posted you would have seen the section (up near the top) that states "Maintaining a vegetarian diet of 2300 calories per person, per day, requires .44 acres per person. This includes fruits, grains, and of course, vegetables."

    To sustain a family of four, that works out to 1.76 acres (vegetables only), vs. 2.04 acres (vegetables + meat, eggs, and dairy). So yes, going the vegetarian route is still going to require a big backyard.
     

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