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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:01 AM

17. Her 4 mythical myths destroyed

1. The main advantage of organic is that it lacks the neurotoxins and other poisons sprayed on conventional produce.

2. Even this straw man argument about organic not being more nutritious is flawed. A recent Brazilian study found that organically grown tomatoes are higher in anti-oxidants and vitamin C than conventionally grown tomatoes.

http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2013/02/are-organic-foods-more-nutritious-tomato-study-adds-debate

3. "We're not sure if organic foods ALWAYS taste better" -- WTF? She seems to be really stretching for this one. How do you declare something a myth and then say you 'aren't sure' ?! Perhaps it is the neurotoxins in her conventional food. And I love her line about how food may have been "on a plane for a really long time."

4. "Pestilized" ?? This word does not exist, nor does her credibility at this point. "Foods that don't need to be purchased organically" -- her grammar makes George Bush sound like Shakespeare.

5. When you buy organic produce you are NOT buying the end product of Dow/Monsanto/Cargill's pesticide system. You are supporting pesticide free growers of whatever size. Part of the appeal of organic food is the reduced use of petro chemicals and she ignores this.

I don't understand how the OP claims to be all about science and then puts this unqualified fad diet guru up as an expert.

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