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Old 07-30-2009, 04:13 PM   #21
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...Think about the perfect looking but tasteless tomatoes we can buy in any grocery store. Why are they there?..
The tasteless tomatoes are there because they have tough skins that won't split easily, they last a long time and they travel well. All this to reduce waste and make more money from tomatoes that are shipped thousands of miles all year long. Those same tomatoes can be grown organically and be just as tasteless.

Buying fresh fruits and veggies close to home is how you can get the most flavorful foods. The local farm selling from a roadside stand has tomatoes that actually ripened on the vine and were picked earlier today are the really tasty ones. Sadly, thay are only around for a short time every summer.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:16 PM   #22
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Kindergarten is out for the day kids..You've been asked to stop the arguing and get along. You are entitled to your opinion..That is just what it is an opinion and no one is right nor wrong...Please stop and discuss. Do you really need to have the last stinging word? Remember what a person does for a living is just that his/her living and who are anyone of us to say something hurtful about it. So please, some respect for each other.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:19 PM   #23
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The tasteless tomatoes are there because they have tough skins that won't split easily, they last a long time and they travel well. All this to reduce waste and make more money from tomatoes that are shipped thousands of miles all year long. Those same tomatoes can be grown organically and be just as tasteless.

Exactly!
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:19 PM   #24
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Here is a hypothetical scenario: "here we have two bowls of fruit/veggies". Bowl number one has been grown in soil that has been treated with chemical fertilizers. The produce has been sprayed with insecticide and pesticide.There is a likelihood that some of the chemicals have absorbed into the food. You will pay $1.00 less for this produce at the grocery store.

In bowl number two we have produce that has not been treated with any chemicals or pesticides what so ever. The soil has been fertilized with organic compost. You will pay more for this bowl of produce.

What is this worth to you? An extra dollar to be put out of your pocket or a possibility that your health may be affected by the sprayed food?

It boils down to this, whatever is put on/into the food consumed, it will eventually find it's way into the cells of our bodies. I am not a scientist or a food expert. I am a consumer who knows what I like to eat and what tastes good. I am not judging anyone here, just stating why I think that whatever goes into my body will eventually affect my health. And to me it is essential that I stay as healthy as I can. Just my own opinion.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:33 PM   #25
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It boils down to this, whatever is put on/into the food consumed, it will eventually find it's way into the cells of our bodies. I am not a scientist or a food expert. I am a consumer who knows what I like to eat and what tastes good. I am not judging anyone here, just stating why I think that whatever goes into my body will eventually affect my health. And to me it is essential that I stay as healthy as I can. Just my own opinion.[/quote]


often we excretre what we consume, any extra water-soluable vitamins included!
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:42 PM   #26
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It boils down to this, whatever is put on/into the food consumed, it will eventually find it's way into the cells of our bodies. I am not a scientist or a food expert. I am a consumer who knows what I like to eat and what tastes good. I am not judging anyone here, just stating why I think that whatever goes into my body will eventually affect my health. And to me it is essential that I stay as healthy as I can. Just my own opinion.

often we excretre what we consume, any extra water-soluable vitamins included![/quote]

Ah yes, but if we are healthy, our bodies should "absorb" most of what we eat. If we are sickly, lack enzymes and are clogged there is a very good chance the vitamins/minerals and most of the food will not absorb into our bodies. There is a saying, you are what you eat...I think it should read "you are what your body absorbs." We can eat until the cows come home but if we aren't absorbing what we eat then the benefits are seriously lacking.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:55 PM   #27
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without dashing over to wiki this or google, what is YOUR knowledge of this?

see, i have sources, including dieticians, instructors, etcetera, & therefore knowledge of nutrition & eating that you may or may not. though i wouldn't post such personal info, just info i've gained from them.

i'm not saying off with you to pore over wikipedia & site some other scientific-looking source, just trying to see where your prior info is from.

& by the way, we mostly should NOT absorb plenty of the suff we consume: that's why our pee is neon after too much vitamin "b"! & fiber is another! we cannot absorb fiber cause it's not subbosed to be absorbed. it's healthy FOR excretion! some things get toxic, like iron in toddlers who pass because they overdose on kiddo vitamins touted as candy & gum!
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I was being more general here, but I agree, there are some things we can't absorb and shouldn't. That is true, but shouldn't a healthy body get the most out of what it is fed? I agree having a good old fashioned poop is of course healthy...we excrete what the body doesn't want and we retain what it needs to keep our bodies in good balance and health. I believe that lack of absorption is the reason we need all these vitamins and supplements. Which i understand many go out the way they came in there is little benefit from them. If the machine is working properly then shouldn't it get what it needs from the food its digesting?
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I was being more general here, but I agree, there are some things we can't absorb and shouldn't. That is true, but shouldn't a healthy body get the most out of what it is fed? I agree having a good old fashioned poop is of course healthy...we excrete what the body doesn't want and we retain what it needs to keep our bodies in good balance and health. I believe that lack of absorption is the reason we need all these vitamins and supplements. Which i understand many go out the way they came in there is little benefit from them. If the machine is working properly then shouldn't it get what it needs from the food its digesting?
who mentioned supplempents besides you, in me & you's conversation? i see your point, if you saw mine, great, regardless, i'm withdrawing from this conversation. i was here to see other stuff, like what these guys cooked tonite.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:28 PM   #30
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And just for general information, there are some things we do absorb but don't excrete - some things that used to be in pesticides, like mercury and lead. They stay in our bodies, damaging things such as our thyroid, and never go away. I know - I have to take synthetic Thyroid medication (synthroid) every day. Until YOU'RE the one that is damaged in some way, it's easy to say, "Oh, chemicals are our friend and everyone uses them responsibly, and I'M NEVER going to be effected by them..." Right! When your immune system begins to shut down or attack your own body, you go crying to the FDA and see what kind of sympathy you get from them!
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