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Old 07-30-2009, 10:06 AM   #1
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Study finds ORGANIC FOODS are not Better

Sky News: Organic food not better for you

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A UK government study has found organic food has no greater nutritional or health benefits than ordinary food.
Greenies are outraged, but researchers from the London School of Hygiene say there's no mistake.
They reviewed every scientific paper over the past 50 years and say there's no evidence of health benefits from organic food.....

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Old 07-30-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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IMO, it's not so much the health benefits of organic food, it's the soil and environmental benefits that makes organic food desirable.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:08 AM   #3
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I don't know why people expect 'organic' to be higher quality. It just means they are grown without exposure to pesticides and sometimes that results in a lesser quality.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:20 AM   #4
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The whole point to buying/using organic is NOT the food/nutritional quality as much as the absence of applied chemicals through artificial fertilizers and herbicides and pesticides!!!

These idiots that performed this study are definitely looking at organic health from the wrong angle, and are probably being paid by the non-organic farmer community (UK government or not) - you know, the ones that add poisons to our food for the sake of money!
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:36 AM   #5
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...These idiots that performed this study are definitely looking at organic health from the wrong angle, and are probably being paid by the non-organic farmer community (UK government or not) - you know, the ones that add poisons to our food for the sake of money!

I don't see these scientists as idiots. I see them as looking at ONE ASPECT of organic foods compared to non-organic foods, nutritional value. They didn't claim to be looking at organic health.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:44 AM   #6
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On the UPI (United Press International) web site, the science news dept. has TONS of stories such as:

MAYWOOD, Ill., March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists discovered that researchers have been focusing on the wrong toxin in fighting the potentially deadly superbug Clostridium difficile....

Enough said about researchers.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:26 AM   #7
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On the UPI (United Press International) web site, the science news dept. has TONS of stories such as:

MAYWOOD, Ill., March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists discovered that researchers have been focusing on the wrong toxin in fighting the potentially deadly superbug Clostridium difficile....

Enough said about researchers.
What? So all researchers are idiots!?!?

One thing has nothing to do with the other.

I get the impression you are attacking the researchers only because they don't agree with you.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:51 AM   #8
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The point I'm making is to be skeptical of so-called expert scientists (of which there are very few in this world), particularly when THEY have a motive to attempt to misdirect and discredit organic gardening through focusing on an issue that isn't relevant to the claim and purpose of organic food in the first place.

And for the record, My working career involved working on the Space Shuttle, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the laser based missile interception program, among others, so I KNOW the difference between true, high quality scientists who have a Noble Prize hanging on their wall, and jump-to-a-conclusion-want-to-bes.
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The point I'm making is to be skeptical of so-called expert scientists (of which there are very few in this world), particularly when THEY have a motive to attempt to misdirect and discredit organic gardening through focusing on an issue that isn't relevant to the claim and purpose of organic food in the first place...
Do you know who these scientists are? Is that how you can confidently say they are "so-called" experts? Do you have evidence they are misreporting results on purpose for monetary gain? I'd sure like to see that information.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:09 PM   #10
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It's not worth arguing about. There are skeptics, and there are people who believe everything they read.
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