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Default Sure that Organic Food is Really Organic?

Hi, gang,

How can you be sure that organic food is really organic? What made me
think of that is that recently I was in a supermarket and saw ginger root
on sale for $2.50 per pound. A few days later, I was in a health food
store where organic ginger root was on sale for $7.50 a pound. Since there
was absolutely no difference in appearance between the two products, the
realization hit me that it would be easy for some organized crime type to
forge some paperwork and thereby trick a chain of health food stores into
thinking that an ordinary vegetable was organic and walk away with a tidy
sum for selling 30 tons of the stuff with a few minutes of work on a
computer doing some creative forgery. The health food stores would then
innocently sell the stuff to us fooling everyone into thinking that the
inorganic food was actually organic.

So, how can you really be sure that the organic food you are buying is
really organic? Sometimes what you don't know CAN hurt you!

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Default Sure that Organic Food is Really Organic?

Be cautious of the definition of organic food. I recall reading somewhere
that the definition of organic had to do with the number of weeks before
harvesting that the last of the pesticides was used on the product. I
vaguely recall that if no pesticides were used 3 weeks before harvesting
then it could be called "organic", but am not positive on these facts or the
sources. Unfortunately I can't find that reference. So, I hoping one of
the readers of this newsgroup can find a government-approved definition of
organic food as sold in grocery stores.


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Hi, gang,

How can you be sure that organic food is really organic? What made me
think of that is that recently I was in a supermarket and saw ginger root
on sale for $2.50 per pound. A few days later, I was in a health food
store where organic ginger root was on sale for $7.50 a pound. Since there
was absolutely no difference in appearance between the two products, the
realization hit me that it would be easy for some organized crime type to
forge some paperwork and thereby trick a chain of health food stores into
thinking that an ordinary vegetable was organic and walk away with a tidy
sum for selling 30 tons of the stuff with a few minutes of work on a
computer doing some creative forgery. The health food stores would then
innocently sell the stuff to us fooling everyone into thinking that the
inorganic food was actually organic.

So, how can you really be sure that the organic food you are buying is
really organic? Sometimes what you don't know CAN hurt you!

--
By gollie, I'll be a Monkkey's Unkle.



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"Bong" ...) wrote in message
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Be cautious of the definition of organic food. I recall
reading somewhere that the definition of organic had to do with
the number of weeks before harvesting that the last of the
pesticides was used on the product. I vaguely recall that if
no pesticides were used 3 weeks before harvesting then it could
be called "organic", but am not positive on these facts or the
sources. Unfortunately I can't find that reference. So, I
hoping one of the readers of this newsgroup can find a
government-approved definition of organic food as sold in
grocery stores.

=============================
Organic does not mean pesticide-free. It just means that the
list of pesticides available for use are limited to those that
are produced from "naturally" occuring chemicals. many natural,
organic pesticides are more toxic that some synthetic
counterparts, and some have to be applied many more times per
growing season than synthetics. Some also are more
broad-spectrum causing harm to non-target animals. Organic is
just a marketing ploy to charge more for tha foods you eat and
convince you to be happy to do so.





"Monkkey's Unkle" wrote in message
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Hi, gang,

How can you be sure that organic food is really organic? What
made me
think of that is that recently I was in a supermarket and saw
ginger root
on sale for $2.50 per pound. A few days later, I was in a
health food
store where organic ginger root was on sale for $7.50 a pound.
Since there
was absolutely no difference in appearance between the two
products, the
realization hit me that it would be easy for some organized
crime type to
forge some paperwork and thereby trick a chain of health food
stores into
thinking that an ordinary vegetable was organic and walk away
with a tidy
sum for selling 30 tons of the stuff with a few minutes of
work on a
computer doing some creative forgery. The health food stores
would then
innocently sell the stuff to us fooling everyone into thinking
that the
inorganic food was actually organic.

So, how can you really be sure that the organic food you are
buying is
really organic? Sometimes what you don't know CAN hurt you!

--
By gollie, I'll be a Monkkey's Unkle.







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