Corn and potatoes

Discussion in 'Health and Wellness' started by Gina B, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Gina B

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    I thought I might be crazy.
    I may have been right.

    Still, it appears that on this particular topic, I very well may not be nuts!

    I used to love digging up potatoes and eating them raw with a bit of Italian salad dressing.
    I used to love picking corn, peeling it, and just eating it right there, after carefully checking for worms, of course!

    I did that often when I was a kid, a teenager, and a young adult.

    I did it up until I moved to Oklahoma and found a severe lack of organic foods.

    I handed a piece of raw potato to my stepson and he hated it. I teased him, thinking he was just being picky. Then I tried one. BLECH!

    So I tried buying different brands. They're all BLECH!

    Same with fresh corn. Something just didn't taste right.

    So I checked it out.

    Could this be why?

    http://www.naturalnews.com/032407_Bt_insecticide_GMOs.html

    You know, it would be nice if consumers were TOLD about these things!

    I decided to look up some of the other stuff that seems to taste very wrong and make me feel weird, and found out they're loaded with as many as 50 different pesticides?! Seriously, people? Bell peppers now trigger migraines. Peaches out here usually taste horrid, and even the smallest celery stalks taste bitter, and I used to eat all those things like crazy.

    How insane is that? Why bother staying healthy when you're just going to be poisoned no matter what you do?
     
  2. SolaSaint

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    Thanks for the good info, Makes me want to go organic now. Is it more expensive to buy organic foods?
     
  3. Melanie

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    Yup...it is expensive to buy organic foodstuffs. But hey it is very expensive buying dairy stuff and meat in this country as they export just about all of it. Cheese that I like is $11.00 for 500g which is outrageous.

    Rarely eat meat for the same reason.

    Fruit and veg are not cheap, but the church circulates excess produce as vege and fruit crops come on.

    Tinned food is probably the cheapest here which I think is insane.....
     
  4. DiamondLady

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    You would think it less expensive to grow, and purchase, organic foods but they are, sometimes, twice as much as the others. Perhaps it's because there are less organic producers so demand sets the price. We have one Fresh Market here that sells organic. Our local Publix does, to a small extent, as well but the cost is high and the selection low.
     
  5. Gina B

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    It depends on where you live. The cost used to be just fine where I was before but here in central Oklahoma it's about quadruple the normal price and in no way affordable, even in the rare places it is available. Some people would say "it's worth the cost" and it is, but only if you HAVE the cost. Quadrupling the grocery budget for all seven of us? No way.

    Makes me so mad that they get away with this stuff and don't even have to tell us. :mad:
     

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