Organic foods (12)

1 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-11-13 03:23 ID:FMBSSv4f

I obtained some organic grapes, but they have seeds in them. It is time-consuming and difficult to have to spit out the seeds whenever I eat a grape. I guess having seeds is a necessary condition for grapes to be organic, though. That is unfortunate, because organic food tends to taste better and is probably more sustainable.

Anyway, ITT we talk about organic foods I guess. Are they great or what?

2 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-11-13 23:07 ID:IyCgLW7K

Every time I think about getting organic milk, I look at the $6 price tag and shudder. So I deal with the $4 normal stuff.

3 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-11-14 18:39 ID:J1VT9OwK

If you wash your veggies in vinegar it removes the pesticides. Of course you'd want to rinse them well afterwards! The one exception is when a layer of wax traps the chemicals in, like on apples. Then you need to buy one of those special vegetable washes in the health food store.

I really wish I could afford organic milk because those hormones are potent! However I am poor so I drink regular.

4 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-11-15 03:44 ID:LKITxT3g


where do you buy your milk, non-organic milk is only like $3 where I am

5 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-11-15 22:19 ID:EQuTi0HD

Palo Alto. Sometimes you can get $3 if it's on sale.

6 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-11-16 00:05 ID:Heaven


Daaamn. I shudder at $4 non-organic milk.

7 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-11-17 04:52 ID:Heaven

That's a neat tip; however, unfortunately, it doesn't solve the problem that non-organic farming practices are not ecologically sustainable in the long term. For me, that is the main reason to buy organic; I've never gotten sick because the food I ate had pesticides on it.

8 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-11-17 18:59 ID:Heaven

Organic soymilk is $3.89 here. Not that these comparisons are in any way meaningful without specifying an amount...

9 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-11-17 23:17 ID:EQuTi0HD

A gallon. Although soy is usually in half gallon cartons.

10 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-11-20 05:59 ID:Heaven

>Not that these comparisons are in any way meaningful without specifying an amount...

It is when the biggest bottle of milk I can get still costs less then the price given.

11 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-02 07:22 ID:yw65Txim

The idea of organic food appeals too me, especially meats. However, how do you know just how organic an item is? From what I've heard there's not all that much regulation on what is or isn't labelled "organic". I mean, is hormone free milk from artifically impregnated factory cows as organic as hormone free milk from bull impregnated free-range cows?

12 Name: Apprentice Chef 2006-01-20 22:02 ID:lQSmVH97


According to the FDA It has to be at least 90% organic in order to be labled organic, and it can be up to 30% inorganic and still say "Made with organic ingredients"

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