the pipster

United States

#85 Jan 23, 2008
After reading all these post I see there is only one thing missing.....JERRY SPRINGER, and his audience.
Austin J

Nashville, TN

#86 Jan 23, 2008
Ticker wrote:
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I noticed that one will be building in Johnson City, Tenn. Loads of Yuppies and loads of kooks as is witnessed each year at their offering of Bele Chere type event called Blue Plum or some ridiculous name. Earth Fare will do well in that kook infested hole I am sure.
LOL! Yep, go ahead, spew that vitriol. We already have a Natural Foods Market here and its patrons and employees are far from "kooks," many of us use it not to supplant, but to enrich our regular diets. And if you've never been to Blue Plum, don't knock it. ;)

“Why do ya need to know that?”

Since: Feb 07

Leicester

#87 Jan 23, 2008
Stone Jack Baller wrote:
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Seems if it's anything that bonds people together here it's our animals; for me especially the dogs. I guess i think if you love dogs, no matter what else you think or say -- we agree on that totally!
Woof, woof!
Bow-wow to that!!! I'm a big fan of the canines, myself.

“Why do ya need to know that?”

Since: Feb 07

Leicester

#88 Jan 23, 2008
I happen to like Ticker. Even when he disagrees with me, which happens sometimes.

And he is quite capable of taking up for himself.

“Dimensions Beyond Left & Right”

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#89 Jan 23, 2008
Ticker wrote:
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Just because it is labeled organic does not mean it is truely organic. That was part of the point I was making to those who didn't understand the part about the peeing on the mater be it sold as organic in Earth Fare of as regular maters in Ingles. I know that you know and understand the difference Thomas38, but many don't.
http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/new/organrul.htm
Okay Ticker, as promised, I have read your reference at http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/new/organrul.htm

Here are my thoughts:

1. Your reference was published in 1998 and it refers to "the Organic Foods Production Act in 1990." In my assessment, this is outdated material.

2. If you want to look at the current (as of October 21, 2002) USDA labeling requirements, please read here:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/Consumers/Consume...

3. In particular, please read http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/ProdHandlers/Labe... where it states that a product labeled "100 PERCENT ORGANIC "must contain 100 percent organically produced ingredients, not counting added water and salt" while the label ORGANIC "must contain at least 95% organic ingredients, not counting added water and salt." If the product is labeled ""Made with Organic Ingredients" then it "must contain at least 70% organic ingredients, not counting added water and salt."

In short, the The USDA Organic seal can only appear on products that are "organic" (95% organic ingredients) or ""100 percent Organic."

I don't have a fear that the foods I choose to buy with the USDA Organic seal are other than what is represented by that label. Nor do I have a fear of buying or consuming non-organic foods. I simply choose organic when it is available and convenient because organic foods contain far fewer toxins, hormones, pesticides, etc.

“Dimensions Beyond Left & Right”

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#90 Jan 23, 2008
Sorry, looking back, I realize I didn't promise anything, but it was a good exercise for some self-edification.

In honor of this thread, I went to Earth Fare (South) tonight and bought some organic products with the USDA Organic Seal on them ;-)

“Dimensions Beyond Left & Right”

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#91 Jan 23, 2008
The other thing I have noticed is that eating organic foods has helped a great deal in weight reduction -- that is, part of a "de-toxing" program. When the body can't process a foreign substance (like the hydrogenated fats in margarine), that substance is stored in fat. And the more toxins, chemicals, etc. that we take in, the more fat storage is required to keep the toxins away from the inner organs.

Not all people have the same genetics, but I've noticed that people who are chronically obese and cannot lose weight with standard diet and exercise DO lose weight by de-toxing. And, in that case, it doesn't make sense to re-toxify with foods full of chemicals and toxins. Just my observation based on personal experience.

“Dimensions Beyond Left & Right”

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#92 Jan 23, 2008
Dunnin wrote:
I happen to like Ticker. Even when he disagrees with me, which happens sometimes.
And he is quite capable of taking up for himself.
Yes, I would agree.

Since: Jan 08

Newton, NC

#93 Jan 23, 2008
Ticker wrote:
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Get over it Gordon, you couldn't carry my water. They won't let me say Balls ,which you evidently lack as Stone suggested.
I am going to have to admit I was wrong in saying that you had any. You just proved me wrong for once in your life.
You spend a lot of time thinking about my balls.
imagirlwatcher

Asheville, NC

#94 Jan 24, 2008
More than a few hot chicks there not wearing bras.

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Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#95 Jan 24, 2008
lollerkeeles wrote:
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thats because no one would drank that stuff in a million years, beer is bad for your liver, and organic makes it more worse, YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS, YOU JERK!
Whats your damn problem?
'no one drinks the stuff'??
Goodie, thats more for me and River Rat!!
LOL..you can be so dense at times

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#96 Jan 24, 2008
3. In particular, please read http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/ProdHandlers/Labe ... where it states that a product labeled "100 PERCENT ORGANIC "must contain 100 percent organically produced ingredients, not counting added water and salt" while the label ORGANIC "must contain at least 95% organic ingredients, not counting added water and salt." If the product is labeled ""Made with Organic Ingredients" then it "must contain at least 70% organic ingredients, not counting added water and salt."

In short, the The USDA Organic seal can only appear on products that are "organic" (95% organic ingredients) or ""100 percent Organic."

Which is what I wanted folks to read about. Yes, I know when the article was published. Some people think however just because it says organic that it is. It is just like the term biodegradeable, some folks think if it says biodegradable then it must be good, it ain't always the story, just like with organic or supposedly organic foods.
I don't have a problem with organic foods. Only difference I raise mine or buy from a local farmer who raises food the way I do. The problem I have is the cost charged by ALL stores for the so called organic food.Think I am wrong, then look at the new structures of Earth Fare. Talk about overhead and what do you think pays for that.$$$$$ overpriced stuff that uninformed folks buy. I have seen the price book, I have ordered the stuff and lord the mark up is unreal. If you can sell it , it is one of the best ways to raise the bottom line that I know. It sure makes the Food manager happy! shhhhh,don't tell but it also makes for good numbers for a nice bonus!

Thanks for reading and for passing along the comments.

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#97 Jan 24, 2008
Austin J wrote:
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LOL! Yep, go ahead, spew that vitriol. We already have a Natural Foods Market here and its patrons and employees are far from "kooks," many of us use it not to supplant, but to enrich our regular diets. And if you've never been to Blue Plum, don't knock it. ;)
Listen yokel, I was in JC when you were still being left as spots on the sheets. Been to Blue Plum can say what I want to about it. Yea, been to your Natural Food Market as well. Looks like the left overs from the 60's. First thought that came to my mind was the old song, "Lost in the 60's tonite." Bunch of lost in space hippies that hang out near the university in order to make folks think they are educated or "perfezzers". Of course the usual sprinkling of Yuppies from the "tree streets" were there as well.

Good ole dead end JC.They killed the town in the 60's with their so called Urban Renewal and bulldozed the better parts and forgot to bury the rest. Now it's being gobbled up by out of state developers who sucker the Yuppies and lost in space types into buying the decaying stuff that is left. Don't tell me chit about JC . I can write the book on the place.

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#98 Jan 24, 2008
Gordon Smith wrote:
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You spend a lot of time thinking about my balls.
WRONG, fruit cake, you don't have any!

Since: Jan 08

Newton, NC

#99 Jan 24, 2008
You're the awesomest one, Ticks.
Call me a hippie

Gate City, VA

#100 Oct 9, 2008
I think its important to support organic farmers who are struggling to a keep a tradition alive. Organic food is not only scarce, but also obviously not very important to most people, as it should be. From what I understand, it's tremendously better for the environment and creates less useless waste in our bodies.

I won't knock anyone for what he or she chooses to spend money on, but I definitely think (if you have money to spend) its worth paying a little more to support farmers who are producing food with significantly larger amounts of nutrients-and less chemicals.
Call me a hippie, but it seems to make sense. I'm not saying I have the money, I don't, but I try to support in any way I can.

Anyone agree?

“Trust the Brits?Ask the Irish!”

Since: Dec 07

Dublin

#101 Oct 9, 2008
Please go to Ingles and buy your food. Do not buy anything organic as it will make you gay and a hippie and have all those piercings on your stuff and stuff.

Oh and smoke too. Yeah I forgot about smoking, it is actually good for you...makes you a man. And if you haven't quit high school yet, do it tomorrow, and if you are not already, get pregnant too. What did I miss? Oh don't pay your rent at the trailer park either, those damn rich guys are just ripping you off.
Radar

Dillon, SC

#102 Oct 9, 2008
I stopped doing any shopping whatsoever at EarthFare when, on top of their astronomical food prices, they also started charging for the damned bags in which customers carry their groceries home. Plastic, paper, "re-usable" bags, whatever -- they charge the customer an extra fee. How stupid is that for attracting and keeping customers?

EarthFare can take those bags and stuff 'em where the sun don't shine. With management that plain stupid, I'll never buy anything from that chain again.

dcm

Since: Dec 07

Asheville, NC

#103 Oct 18, 2008
There are other places to get organic (more importantly LOCALLY GROWN food0 than Earthfare, and you dont hav to spend $2.50 for a tomato in the process.
Alley Cat

Bristol, VA

#104 Jan 11, 2009
Ribbon Boy wrote:
Please go to Ingles and buy your food. Do not buy anything organic as it will make you gay and a hippie and have all those piercings on your stuff and stuff.
Oh and smoke too. Yeah I forgot about smoking, it is actually good for you...makes you a man. And if you haven't quit high school yet, do it tomorrow, and if you are not already, get pregnant too. What did I miss? Oh don't pay your rent at the trailer park either, those damn rich guys are just ripping you off.
I don't have anything as funny to say... but thanks. That was hilarious.

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