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Old 10-26-2010, 01:45 PM   #11
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Organic, free range and local.

There is so much most city folks don't understand. Free range means grass fed. You don't buy the organic feed, you grow it in your pasture.
While I may be a "city" folk...locally, from 1 mile to 100 miles away from my home, I can buy all my fresh meats and produce. And I can walk the fields and pastures. I know my providers and their farming practises. For those items I buy in the store...I read labels carefully and recognize the names of ingredients I do not want in my food.

The provider of my corn and pumpkins is a mile away, from his small fields right here in town.

And always in the spring and summer: Clark Fork River Market - Saturday Farmers Market Missoula, Montana - Home
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:56 PM   #12
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Andy, the farmers I know harvest their own hay to feed the animals in the winter.

Although I am definitely a meat-eater, I am super fussy about where that meat comes from. I prefer to eat meatless if I don't know the source of the meat.
I don't doubt the farmers you know do what you stated in your earlier post. It's just not universally true.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:19 PM   #13
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:36 PM   #14
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All my meat and produce are organic, every bit.

The only thing I eat that isn't organic is salt.
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All my meat and produce are organic, every bit.

The only thing I eat that isn't organic is salt.
Getting into the elemental now...

I knew this would come up, it's why I disagree with the label "organic." But, it's in the "popular language" now, little we can do about it. I cringe the same as when I hear someone say, "110%."
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Does popular language mean imprecise usage meant to convey a meaning the marketers wish you to believe?

I have cringed (and worse) over this since the first time I head someone say they were going to buy organic chicken. "You mean you are tired of the old silicon based life form?"
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Does popular language mean imprecise usage meant to convey a meaning the marketers wish you to believe?

I have cringed (and worse) over this since the first time I head someone say they were going to buy organic chicken. "You mean you are tired of the old silicon based life form?"

Yes, that's exactly what I mean...we can fight it, but we will be steamrollered by the masses. This isn't a new arguement with me, my Dad and I discuss it all the time. It began when advertisers started replacing "C" with "K" and it continues. I'm going to start calling you Don Quixote and I mean that lovingly!
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Yes, that's exactly what I mean...we can fight it, but we will be steamrollered by the masses. This isn't a new arguement with me, my Dad and I discuss it all the time. It began when advertisers started replacing "C" with "K" and it continues. I'm going to start calling you Don Quixote and I mean that lovingly!
This happens all the time and I really am offended by it.


'Chocolaty' means it's not real chocolate.

"No 'Product X' has a higher rating!" means there are a number of other products that have the same rating. You hear this a lot with OTC pain relievers. You know they are no better when they are trying to sell you on how few pills you have to take.

How misleading is it when a non-animal product has a banner on the label that claims "Contains No Cholesterol"? I've seen such labels on a jar of fruit preserves.

The list goes on.
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How misleading is it when a non-animal product has a banner on the label that claims "Contains No Cholesterol"? I've seen such labels on a jar of fruit preserves.

The list goes on.
I've also seen cartons of eggs boasting zero carbs. But it just goes to show how uneducated many consumers are. They market that way because it has an impact... sad.
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I love the "sale" signs on the crushed tomatoes 2/$4! They are just $2 each for crying out loud.
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