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6/8/15 5:09 P

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I go to Trader Joe's to buy organic. Most of the organic items are the same price or close to the same price as non-organic in the super markets. I buy organic leafy greens, apples and pears. The only other thing we buy organic with consistency is the organic milk for my grandchildren (both under 5) because of the hormone levels in reg milk. However we buy the regular cheap milk for the adults. I also do not use canned tomatoes for sauces because of the PBA, but once they are over 5 then it is back to canned tomatoes.

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5/27/15 8:31 P

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Rarely buy organic. Too expensive.

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5/27/15 7:12 P

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I don't buy many of them. Sometimes the bananas just because they don't go so ripe so fast. Other than that, we really can't afford to spend the extra money for organics.

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5/26/15 7:40 P

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I try to buy organic when I can, but sometimes, the cost is just to high...so I don't.

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5/26/15 3:59 P

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It depends on what it is. I buy organic baby spinach for my morning smoothie mainly because it lasts longer in my fridge than the regular stuff, so it's actually cheaper in the long run.
In Ontario, the prices for organics are coming down, too, so it's not so hard to justify.

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ASHBUG1's Photo ASHBUG1 Posts: 4,405
5/26/15 3:45 P

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not me . the cost is ridicules and I saw a report too about not knowing if its really organic or not .

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5/26/15 3:01 P

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I don't buy because of the cost. I can't believe people with a family can afford 7.00 for a gallon of milk.

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5/26/15 2:47 P

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No I don't. Only if I need something, like say green onions, and they're out then I'll buy them organic. If I had money to burn I probably might.


After doing a little research and finding out that labels are not mandatory who can you trust anyway? You can buy them online:)

Who is really going to challenge the claim at a Farmer's Market? I would hope some safe guards are in place with inspections at the well known larger grocery stores.



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.DUSTY.'s Photo .DUSTY. Posts: 32,478
5/26/15 2:33 P

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emoticon How often do you purchase organic food / products?

What is at the top of your list?

Do you trust it when you see an "organic" sign or do you check out the seals, if any? How about at a Farmer's Market?

One of many articles:

Whole Foods
ORGANICS AND YOU
Reading Organic Labels
www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-p
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Did you know?

Is an Organic Label mandatory on an organic product?
Labeling is optional. But, labeling is encouraged because these labels help consumers to identify products quickly. It will help consumers understand the type of organic product they are purchasing.

Once the USDA labels a product as "organic" will the item still be subject to the laws and regulations that are enforced by the FDA?
Yes, foods that are labeled as organic must follow with both the USDA guidelines for the organic claim as well as with the FDA regulations for labeling.


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