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Do You Believe that Organic Foods are Better for You?

Recent studies say, not necessarily. What do you think?

According to recent studies reported in www.medpagetoday.com, all the hype about organic foods might be just that – hype. The publication reports that a review of several studies seems to indicate that there is no solid evidence that organic food are any healthier than the regular brands. Although some long-term trials may be lacking, in the short-term studies doctors at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. concluded that there is no “robust evidence” to support the perception that conventional foods are any less healthy.

What do you believe? Do you specifically seek out organic alternatives believing them to be the healthier alternative?

Marne M September 09, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I believe that was his intent, sure. I just didn't find it particularly amusing or poignant in any way. Sarcasm or not, it was demeaning to the many government workers who work very hard serving the public every day.
Racer X September 09, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Marne- I am sorry, it must have been the shake talking. That was not aimed at the large portion of government employees that must actually perform, just the ones that do not, like, say, the President for example.
Susan September 09, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Having worked in ground water cleanup their really isn't anything that is truly organic unless they are filtering all their water supply. Which doesn't remove all chemicals. So if you share an aquifer with anyone who uses pesticides, or fertilizers it will be in all the water supply, maybe not as high levels as directly on the plant but your getting some. Both have the same nutitional value, unfortunately mass production has lost alot of the flavor and texture. A soft peach, tomato, etc. will get mushed, so they are like hard balls to deliver. So remember when your voting to de-regulate, the more in the soil-the less organic.
Marne M September 09, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Thanks Mike! I imagine that I was probably hypersensitive in the moment that I read the comment. I definitely understand the frustration that can be leveled at many government workers and even I get upset at the leaders of the government in the county where I work, so it's not a unique feeling. I wish the bad examples would quit rubbing on off on those of us who work hard at the daily grind!
Tammy Osier September 09, 2012 at 07:04 PM
I'm a gub'nent worker too and I knew he was just taking a stab at political humor. But there are a lot of situations where no matter how poorly someone performs, they can't get fired, so you end up with the poor hardworking people having to do the work of the mediocre people who take advantage of them. I've been in a situation like that and it's no fun at all.

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