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Sun May 26, 2013, 09:36 AM

18. This is obviously not a clear cut black and white issue

Of course consuming food with the least amount of added chemicals and processing is desirable, but the term organic has become a watered down marketing term to increase profits.

A truck driver I know occasionally transports produce from Florida to New England. One shipment of 'organic' tomatoes he delivered were sprayed with a clear liquid that smelled like kerosene prior to being loaded onto his truck, they were green when they left Florida and were red by time they were delivered to a distribution facility in Connecticut. I'm sure the liquid they were sprayed with falls under the umbrella of 'organic', but is it healthy for you? I doubt it.


I think the key is to eat whatever is in season locally and try to buy it from a local producers whenever possible.

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