Organic vs non-organic

What foods do you think are better if organic? By far, organic eggs are superior to non-organic. There’s no comparison if you have tasted them side by side.

I also notice organic strawberries are better than non-organic. The organic ones seem to taste more real.

I do not notice much difference between organic and non-organic apples. Same goes for carrots. I think the non-organic, local bell peppers are better tasting than the organic ones shipped in from god-knows-where.

I think non-organic popcorn pops up better.

For some reason, seeing the fruit (say, apples) lined up perfectly and perfectly shiny at Whole Foods really disgusts me. I must be turning into a real Yinzer in my dislike for Whole Foods. We do not want them (or Starbucks) here! I’m quite happy not to have a WF in my county. I think we have one Starbucks and that’s it.

When I first saw a coffeeshop called Crazy Mocha, I was thrilled. Crazy is fine by me, I thought. We have them all over the Burgh. And…hmm…how many out here? One, that I know of. The rest of the coffee shops are mom and pop versions. Breakfast nooks, diners, and the like. And Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe, which is a small chain.

Does anyone think organic coffee is anything to rave about? Do you notice a difference in taste? Or…do people care more if it’s “free trade” or not? Why don’t people care about other foods and whether they are “free trade”?

Did you know that someone in the FDA got bribed by chicken farmers? Did you know that chicken called “organic” might be injected with broth? Yes, they get away with this. Hint: You can tell by the sodium count.

2 thoughts on “Organic vs non-organic”

  1. Hi Julie. I try to buy U.S.D.A. certified organic. If the U.S.D.A. is playing by the rules such certification means that there are around 700 chemicals that are likely to be found in non certified foods that may also be of GM sources. GM pop corn may have been modified to hold more water thus pop better, but almost certainly also have been modified to contain BT and glyphosate resistance. (Thus glyphosate in the product, and likely other herbicides, pesticides and fungicides and preservatives among those 700.)

    A large part of the problem of the scarcity foods fit to eat is the U.S. does has not adopted the precautionary principle that forbids the sale and distribution of synthetic chemicals that have not undergone adequate safety testing.

    I have searched for a list of products that are U.S.D.A. certified but no luck so far. I am considering writing a letter to the U.S. Government Printing Office or the U.S.D.A. to see if there is such a list.

    1. Farms pay for the organic seal. I know of farms that can’t afford it but still farm organic. It won’t be long before “Certified Organic” will become as meaningless as BBB A+ rating, which businesses also pay for.

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