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    Re: 10 Top Reasons to Go Organic

    Ravenfire, you pretty much just described my upbringing. We were broke but my mother prioritized in a way that made us aware of how important food is yet unaware of how financially strapped we were....
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    I just read a review on her book, Roxy. Let me know if it's worth reading. Another book (from the 1990's) entitled "Empty Harvest" also has some great information about what conventional farming...
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    I am saddened to hear that anyone truly cannot afford organic produce. I hope this becomes less common in the near future. Here in the U.S. purchasing organic is the ONLY way to insure that we are...
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    I had this conversation recently with someone who considered organic foods to be too expensive. When it comes to fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains the difference in price is equivalent once...
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    Thanks for replying, Karma Girl. I almost misunderstood your first post to be in defense of chemical farming.:o I'm glad you elaborated.:)

    I think the insect control issue with organic...
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    Karma Girl,
    The reason organic food costs more is not because it is more difficult to grow as much as it's not usually corporate owned and therefore grown by farmers who own (rather than lease)...
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    Sarah, if you want a fairly good description of how cancers form, The China Study is one place to start. One of the points the author makes is that there are many carcinogens we come in contact with...
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    Re: 10 Top Reasons to Go Organic

    I agree with you Kimba, there is more at stake than just "health" benefits. We have unwittingly sold much of our environmental health and natural resources for cheap food and products. I wonder...
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