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Response to mitch96 (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 03:31 PM

40. I don't put much stock in "organic."

Organic farming uses pesticides, too. It's just that the pesticides don't stay in the environment. But they are as toxic as non-organic pesticides are. I try not to use any pesticide in my yard.

But when you're farming for profit, you really have to use some pesticide(s), or you could lose a whole crop and go out of business. It's just the nature of farming for mass production.

Organic IS too expensive. It is somewhat healthier, and the pesticides on the produce are less, but there's no evidence that it helps w/a person's health in the long run. I think organic may taste better? Not sure.

But like you, I almost never eat processed meats (maybe twice a year?). I also gave up beef, pork, veal, sausage. I love sugar, but it's really bad for the body. I've cut down, but not given it up. I don't eat foods that have sugar as an ingredient (like cereals), saving sugar for special occasions where I'll eat candy or cake.

I eat mainly skinless chicken breasts I cook myself, whole grain breads (not much of that), fresh & frozen fruits, some frozen veggies (I don't care for veggies but make myself eat them...not with sauces or other ingredients).

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