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    Take THAT, you dirty hippies!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090729/...s_food_organic

    #2
    I think that article and probably most of the studies it references fail to grasp the point of eating organic. I think people eat organically to avoid the yet to be known health consequences of eating foods that have been exposed to pesticides, growth hormones, genetic engineering, etc, and also because of organic food producers supposed environmental and fair treatment of employee practices. I might be off base on this because I don't buy organic, but that is what I have gathered.

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      #3
      Originally posted by ian from tampa
      I think that article and probably most of the studies it references fail to grasp the point of eating organic. I think people eat organically to avoid the yet to be known health consequences of eating foods that have been exposed to pesticides, growth hormones, genetic engineering, etc, and also because of organic food producers supposed environmental and fair treatment of employee practices. I might be off base on this because I don't buy organic, but that is what I have gathered.
      yeah, i never thought of organic food as being more healthy, i just know that the process makes me feel better about the food.

      tastes better to me, but then again most produce in halifax sucks.

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        #4
        cool...faggot

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          #5
          Originally posted by Special ED
          yeah, i never thought of organic food as being more healthy, i just know that the process makes me feel better about the food.
          In the organic gardening class I'm taking, there hasn't been a single mention of it being better for you. It's all been about trying not to contaminate groundwater or kill wildlife.

          My name is Kevin. This is a topmistrial photo by Trace Taylor.

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            #6
            us organic still has chemicals in it. the rules for organic is pretty lax.

            so organic/non organic is pretty similar
            +2279 post from the old board

            PEZ_GUY

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              #7
              yea i never cared for organic stuff. i figured its the same thing as being vegetarian or vegan, absolutely no reason but to feel better about yourself.

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                #8
                Originally posted by adam samurai | PHC
                us organic still has chemicals in it. the rules for organic is pretty lax.

                so organic/non organic is pretty similar
                Correct for the most part. It's a marketing strategy.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SoSure
                  Originally posted by Special ED
                  yeah, i never thought of organic food as being more healthy, i just know that the process makes me feel better about the food.
                  In the organic gardening class I'm taking, there hasn't been a single mention of it being better for you. It's all been about trying not to contaminate groundwater or kill wildlife.
                  so hippies suffer in no way haha.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ryan williams
                    Originally posted by adam samurai | PHC
                    us organic still has chemicals in it. the rules for organic is pretty lax.

                    so organic/non organic is pretty similar
                    Correct for the most part. It's a marketing strategy.
                    yes and it also costs more to produce

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                      #11
                      This guy ate organic food for sure!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ian from tampa
                        people eat organically to avoid the yet to be known health consequences of eating foods that have been exposed to pesticides, growth hormones, genetic engineering, etc, and also because of organic food producers supposed environmental and fair treatment of employee practices.
                        DING DING DING

                        So little research has been done on the effects of "conventional" food over time. (Using "conventional" to describe chemically treated food is like calling water boarding an "enhanced interrogation technique," by the way.)

                        Whoever said all food is chemically treated in some way or another is an idiot. A lot of companies go to independent organic certifiers before they even get to the government certification. The government certification is just to get the "USDA Organic" logo put on their product because consumers are too fucking stupid to read packaging and would just rather look for a logo.

                        There are a lot of companies who also don't even bother with the government's certification because it's so bogus. It all comes down to trust in a company. People who care about putting out a good product actually exist in this world, despite what you may think.

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                          #13
                          So in conclusion, Daniel is dumb and so are the misdirected claims of this article.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ian from tampa
                            I think people eat organically to avoid the yet to be known health consequences
                            DING DING DING

                            We've been eating "unorganically" for decades now. I think if there were any significant health risks, they'd have surfaced by now.

                            Also:

                            Products with at least 95% organic ingredients can use the word "organic".
                            NOM NOM 5% PESTICIDES AND CANCER NOM NOM

                            Fuck you hippies.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Teh Gayest One
                              I think if there were any significant health risks, they'd have surfaced by now.
                              uhmmmmm......

                              - over 70% of the US is overweight (BMI over 25).

                              -Poor diet and physical inactivity is the second leading cause of death in the US killing over 360,000 people a year.

                              -obesity doubled since 1980

                              -i work at a hospital in the summer and they just opened the newly built patient tower, they have a whole fucking wing of rooms for people 500lbs+ that are huge. The 'health'(sick)care industry loves it cuz theyre banking on fat people.

                              - FOOD MATTERS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Teh Gayest One
                                Originally posted by ian from tampa
                                I think people eat organically to avoid the yet to be known health consequences
                                DING DING DING

                                We've been eating "unorganically" for decades now. I think if there were any significant health risks, they'd have surfaced by now.

                                Also:

                                Products with at least 95% organic ingredients can use the word "organic".
                                NOM NOM 5% PESTICIDES AND CANCER NOM NOM

                                Fuck you hippies.
                                UMMM...

                                95% is required to be organic and the other 5% either needs to be organic or natural. No pesticides, you stupid clown fucker.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by t0m fIsChEr
                                  Originally posted by Teh Gayest One
                                  I think if there were any significant health risks, they'd have surfaced by now.
                                  uhmmmmm......

                                  - over 70% of the US is overweight (BMI over 25).

                                  -Poor diet and physical inactivity is the second leading cause of death in the US killing over 360,000 people a year.

                                  -obesity doubled since 1980

                                  -i work at a hospital in the summer and they just opened the newly built patient tower, they have a whole fucking wing of rooms for people 500lbs+ that are huge. The 'health'(sick)care industry loves it cuz theyre banking on fat people.

                                  - FOOD MATTERS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss
                                  And nowhere in your post did you relate any of that to organic vs. non-organic. 70% of the population is "overweight" because they eat too much and/or don't exercise enough. If someone eats 5,000 calories a day and never leaves the house, it doesn't matter one iota whether the food they're eating is natural or not.

                                  By the way, the BMI scale is completely ass backwards and fucked up. According to my BMI rating, I'm bordering on obese. Now I'll be the first to admit I could stand to lose a few pounds, but obese? Give me a fucking break. According to that system, I need to lose almost FORTY fucking pounds to be JUST under the "normal" weight line.

                                  Every doctor I've ever seen has told me I'm in great health. If you look at me in person, you'll see that I probably COULDN'T lose 40 pounds if I tried. I have no idea where 40 pounds would come from, because it certainly wouldn't be all fatty tissue. Apparently I'm too muscular to be considered "normal" weight. Whoever came up with these numbers is obviously trying to sell drugs and therapy for eating disorders, NOT trying to create a healthier world.

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                                    #18
                                    Unless you are on some Arnold Terminator type muscle shit, you are a fatass, dog. Stop denying it.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Charlie Hustles
                                      Unless you are on some Arnold Terminator type muscle shit, you are a fatass, dog. Stop denying it.
                                      Originally posted by Teh Gayest One
                                      Every doctor I've ever seen has told me I'm in great health.


                                      Sorry, but I'm gonna go ahead and trust the opinions of several medical professionals over that of an internet hardass who has never met me. You understand.

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                                        #20
                                        they don't want to couple your disgusting obesity with your mental, self-deprecating problems.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by cool guy
                                          they don't want to couple your disgusting obesity with your mental, self-deprecating problems.
                                          Yeah, totally makes sense. Now when have I ever exhibited self-deprecating tendencies here?

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                                            #22
                                            Why is caring about the human footprint on the earth "hippie"(carrying a negative connotation).
                                            Worked

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Guest!mator
                                              Why is caring about the human footprint on the earth "hippie"(carrying a negative connotation).
                                              he's argued against it for too many posts now, he will find something negative to say to this.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by cool guy
                                                Originally posted by Guest!mator
                                                Why is caring about the human footprint on the earth "hippie"(carrying a negative connotation).
                                                he's argued against it for too many posts now, he will find something negative to say to this.
                                                You're both dumbasses because this thread is about the health benefits concerning organic vs. non-organic food, not the human footprint left on Earth.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Teh Gayest One
                                                  Originally posted by cool guy
                                                  Originally posted by Guest!mator
                                                  Why is caring about the human footprint on the earth "hippie"(carrying a negative connotation).
                                                  he's argued against it for too many posts now, he will find something negative to say to this.
                                                  You're both dumbasses because this thread is about the health benefits concerning organic vs. non-organic food, not the human footprint left on Earth.
                                                  Was that necessary? I'm discussing the topic now answer the question.
                                                  Worked

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                                                    #26
                                                    Originally posted by Guest!mator
                                                    Originally posted by Teh Gayest One
                                                    Originally posted by cool guy
                                                    Originally posted by Guest!mator
                                                    Why is caring about the human footprint on the earth "hippie"(carrying a negative connotation).
                                                    he's argued against it for too many posts now, he will find something negative to say to this.
                                                    You're both dumbasses because this thread is about the health benefits concerning organic vs. non-organic food, not the human footprint left on Earth.
                                                    Was that necessary? I'm discussing the topic now answer the question.
                                                    No you're not.

                                                    And I know you're not, because nowhere did I or the article ever say anything about that.

                                                    Which makes your point moot, because I agree with you.

                                                    Sheesh.

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                                                      #27
                                                      They actually just did a show about this on Penn & Teller: Bullshit! tonight. The two of them may not be the most reliable sources of information, but they did interview experts on both side of the argument and it has been proven many times, scientifically, that there is absolutely ZERO benefit to eating organic vs non-organic foods.

                                                      As already pointed out before
                                                      Originally posted by ryan williams
                                                      It's a marketing strategy.
                                                      and it is a very good one because it has fooled many people (my parents included)

                                                      Also, Daniel is right, BMI is not at all a good way to measure the health of a person. If it were, then people with a lot of muscle mass are categorized as obese and that is obviously incorrect.

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                                                        #28
                                                        you guys are forgetting one important thing:
                                                        organic whole milk tastes better than non organic whole milk

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