Well well, I am not sure how I have become the advocate for SOME organic foods on this site, but oh well. I must admidt I find the general negative attitude regarding them puzzling to say the least.
First another disclaimer. I am not a full fledged health food nut. I enjoy a good burger and fries, or a pizza as much, maybe more, than the next guy. I miss the breaded tenderloins and sugar cream pies back in Indiana. And I am certainly not rich, I think it is safe to say i am probably one of the poorer posters to this forum. BUT I still am puzzled as to some comments.
First,many of you act like anyone selling organic products are the only people who try to make any money. You dont think the owners of Sara Lee are rich ?? How about the Kroc’s ?? General foods ??? Come on, these people are all rolling in dough ( no pun intended ) and frankly could care less if their products eventually kill you, as long as the dollars keep rolling in. To lable the organic food producers as greedy is just plain short sighted. It COSTS MORE to take the time and care needed to grow things without dousing them with God knows what, so yes you might have to pay a premium. Besides, due to little/no advertising these products sell at a much slower pace. So if some more people would actually TRY the stuff before writing it off, prices will no doubt come down.
Secondly, its not all about taste. Yes organic eggs, milk, meats taste noticably better ( ever stop to think why ? ), but thats not the point. As I stated I like to indulge in some pretty roady roadfood, so to balance things out when i do eat produce etc. I like to eliminate things which have been proven to be harmful. Organic produce from a local farmers market does not cost much more than the non-organic supermarket stuff, so why not eliminate a certain amount of pesticides and the like ?? It makes absolutely no sense to me to do otherwise.
Finally, at least one gocery store around here sells organic grains, cereals,nuts etc. in bulk, and once again, unless you are buying those 2 lb bags of cheap house brand cereal they are NOT any more expensive. Plus you can purchase the amount you desire, instead of the prepackaged portions.
But to each his own. I am going to continue to indulge in my roadfood goodies. In return, i am also going to try to also eat as healthy as possible part of the time,eliminating as many of the things possible that my common sense tells me are bad.
Most times I try and see both sides of things, but I cant for the life of me figure out the negative responses here to organic foods. Must be some deep seeded hippie hate thing. : )