Organic food is a SCAM!!!
WaitAMinuteHere

Boston, MA

#107 Feb 21, 2013
Organic food tastes way better too... and isnt filled with nasty chemicals

Try eating raspberries that arent organic... they taste like candy and chemicals combined...

Then try organic raspberries.... Im sure you will change your mind
WaitAMinuteHere

Boston, MA

#108 Feb 21, 2013
And I never post on forums... but its true, organic is better tasting... just gross chemicals in the food
mark

Buffalo, NY

#109 Mar 15, 2013
You have alot of false stements in there. You probably spray your lawn with pesticides and let your pets and kids run freely on them.
Amanda Fielding

Limerick, Ireland

#110 Apr 5, 2013
NoamChimpsky wrote:
You want to know the only real difference between organic food and regular food? Organic food costs a lot more. People seem to think it's common knowledge that organic food is "healthier" than regular food.........not true at all. In fact, it may even be less healthy. Studies have found that there are no health benefits to organic food at all, and it's also nearly impossible to detect a difference in the taste. Nutrients and minerals in fruits come from the soil. Whether or not the plant is organic has nothing to do with that. Plus, organic food may be LESS healthy because it's less resistant to harmful molds and bacteria that can grow on plants and vegetables.
First of all, the brainwashed hippies claim that pesticides are killing us. This is completely false. NOT ONE SINGLE death or case of cancer has ever been directly linked to consuming pesticides on fruits and vegetables. Besides, it's not like we're going around using DDT anymore. They have developed much safer pesticides that aren't harmful to us and don't stay in the system very long. Plus most pesticide residue can be easily rinsed off before you eat the fruit or vegetable. Also, let's not forget, organic doesn't mean "no pesticides". Plenty of organic farmers use pesticides. In many cases, they would lose their entire crop if they didn't. It's actually really stupid NOT to use pesticides.
And what about genetically modified foods? It seems people have no idea what the term even means. All it means is manipulating the genes at a cellular level. So we can take a tomato cell, for example, and then insert a frost-resistant gene from a pea plant that might be resistant to cold weather. Now that tomato would have no other characteristics of a pea, the only thing they would now have in common is that they both are more resistant to frost. The tomato won't taste or look anything like a pea. Now this is just an example I made up off the top of my head, but it still proves my point. Genetically modified foods are not "franken-foods", it's just good science.
And as for the environment, organic food is HORRIBLE. For one, there's no possible way to feed the entire world with organic food. Too many crops wouldn't survive, and it takes a lot more land to grow organic than regular food. Plus organic has to be fertilized with cow shit, so it would take an awful lot of cow shit to fertilize all the world's organic farms. And everyone knows that cattle farming is bad for the environment as well because they require so much land.
All in all, organic food is scam that is in no way healthier.
Thought you might be interested in this article which supports your claim in that there are no “material differences” between the bioengineered food and traditionally grown plants http://www.healthline.com/health-news/policy-...
Vera

Schenectady, NY

#111 May 19, 2013
Hi everyone,
I'm an organic person who had IBS for years and then
one day I started doing some internet research and finally figured it out that it was the horrible food I was eating and started eating organic food and taking 5 capsules every morning of Renew Life triple organic fiber and I've had no IBS ever since and I feel fantastic I'm so happy I finally got relief I suffered for many years with IBS sometimes I couldn't even leave my house, so I know it works for me.
paul SHYKORA arts

Calgary, Canada

#113 May 28, 2013
NoamChimpsky wrote:
You want to know the only real difference between organic food and regular food? Organic food costs a lot more. People seem to think it's common knowledge that organic food is "healthier" than regular food.........not true at all. In fact, it may even be less healthy. Studies have found that there are no health benefits to organic food at all, and it's also nearly impossible to detect a difference in the taste. Nutrients and minerals in fruits come from the soil. Whether or not the plant is organic has nothing to do with that. Plus, organic food may be LESS healthy because it's less resistant to harmful molds and bacteria that can grow on plants and vegetables.
First of all, the brainwashed hippies claim that pesticides are killing us. This is completely false. NOT ONE SINGLE death or case of cancer has ever been directly linked to consuming pesticides on fruits and vegetables. Besides, it's not like we're going around using DDT anymore. They have developed much safer pesticides that aren't harmful to us and don't stay in the system very long. Plus most pesticide residue can be easily rinsed off before you eat the fruit or vegetable. Also, let's not forget, organic doesn't mean "no pesticides". Plenty of organic farmers use pesticides. In many cases, they would lose their entire crop if they didn't. It's actually really stupid NOT to use pesticides.
And what about genetically modified foods? It seems people have no idea what the term even means. All it means is manipulating the genes at a cellular level. So we can take a tomato cell, for example, and then insert a frost-resistant gene from a pea plant that might be resistant to cold weather. Now that tomato would have no other characteristics of a pea, the only thing they would now have in common is that they both are more resistant to frost. The tomato won't taste or look anything like a pea. Now this is just an example I made up off the top of my head, but it still proves my point. Genetically modified foods are not "franken-foods", it's just good science.
And as for the environment, organic food is HORRIBLE. For one, there's no possible way to feed the entire world with organic food. Too many crops wouldn't survive, and it takes a lot more land to grow organic than regular food. Plus organic has to be fertilized with cow shit, so it would take an awful lot of cow shit to fertilize all the world's organic farms. And everyone knows that cattle farming is bad for the environment as well because they require so much land.
All in all, organic food is scam that is in no way healthier.
......maybe so..maybe...
Vera

Delmar, NY

#114 May 28, 2013
paul SHYKORA arts wrote:
<quoted text>......maybe so..maybe...
I don't believe organic food is a SCAM, I read alot about our food and I believe organic food is pure and good.
Anonymous

Kenya

#115 May 31, 2013
Am amazed at the amount of ignorance from some people, even with the rise of cases of cancer diabetes and such? when will peoples eyes open? Chemicals in food are undoubtedly linked to the many diseases were trying to fight off. Just ask yourself a dumb old question...Why were our grandfathers not dying from this concoction of illnesses? Why were they living to a ripe old age with no health issues? We hit 50 and all hell breaks loose? this same science you're trying to defend is the root cause of all our troubles :-(
Vera

Schenectady, NY

#116 Jun 9, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
Am amazed at the amount of ignorance from some people, even with the rise of cases of cancer diabetes and such? when will peoples eyes open? Chemicals in food are undoubtedly linked to the many diseases were trying to fight off. Just ask yourself a dumb old question...Why were our grandfathers not dying from this concoction of illnesses? Why were they living to a ripe old age with no health issues? We hit 50 and all hell breaks loose? this same science you're trying to defend is the root cause of all our troubles :-(
Thank God someone agrees with me and you got that right our Grandparents lived to be quite old, I just turned 64 years old and had someone tell me that I looked 25 years old that's because I take care our my health and eat organic.
YoursTruly

Los Angeles, CA

#118 Jun 20, 2013
This article is crap. Don't brainwash good people you brainwashed troll.. Have a good day!
SayNoToGmos
Jeff Aldon

Stanwood, WA

#119 Jun 21, 2013
Ha, awesome, thanks for the entertaining read. If you need to wear a hazmat suit when handling chemicals that you want to spray on my food, I don't want it sprayed on my food.
It amazes me

Brooklyn, NY

#120 Jun 22, 2013
We now live in a country full of people looking for free government hand outs insted of getting a job and making your own way. Every one is brainwashed into thinking that everyone else is doing it so it must be true. Just like the bs that all skinny people are healthy and all fat people are obese and have heart disease and are making the medical system cost more. People stop believing in things you have no clue about and get off your ass and do some real research in sted of taking the work of some bs report you read on line to make you feel happy. You want to know something athletes have a higher chance of dieing young then people who do not abuse there bodies every day, food is food we need it to stay alive. I just went down the line reading every post that was put on here and realized that most these Idiots are blinded by there own beliefs they want to believe that organic for is better for them, they want to believe they have control over there life's there like the people who blindly drink diet sota to loose weight even though the sota is what making them keep the weight on. I hope someday are country will wake up and take personal responsibility for your lives and stop blaming and controling others.
Klaus

Stanwood, WA

#121 Jul 24, 2013
It amazes me wrote:
We now live in a country full of people looking for free government hand outs insted of getting a job and making your own way. Every one is brainwashed into thinking that everyone else is doing it so it must be true. Just like the bs that all skinny people are healthy and all fat people are obese and have heart disease and are making the medical system cost more. People stop believing in things you have no clue about and get off your ass and do some real research in sted of taking the work of some bs report you read on line to make you feel happy. You want to know something athletes have a higher chance of dieing young then people who do not abuse there bodies every day, food is food we need it to stay alive. I just went down the line reading every post that was put on here and realized that most these Idiots are blinded by there own beliefs they want to believe that organic for is better for them, they want to believe they have control over there life's there like the people who blindly drink diet sota to loose weight even though the sota is what making them keep the weight on. I hope someday are country will wake up and take personal responsibility for your lives and stop blaming and controling others.
Spelling errors aside, your comment is mostly confusing. First you say people need to stop believing everything they hear, and then you say people shouldn't believe that organic is better for them, comparing them to people who drink diet soda to lose weight even though the soda is making them keep the weight on - alluding to the chemical reaction that happens in your body from the artificial sweeteners in diet soda. How can you believe the chemical sweeteners are bad for you but not believe chemical pesticides and fertilizers aren't bad for you?

You then go on to say you hope people will wake up and take responsibility for themselves. Wouldn't someone who researches the benefits of organic food be one of those people taking responsibility for themselves?
OhZone

New Port Richey, FL

#122 Jul 24, 2013
Until well after WWII ALL our food was "organic".
Chemical pesticides and artificial fertilizers did not appear until the late 1940's.
Food was plentiful, our grain storage silos were full.
We grew up on "Raw" milk.
We (the US) were the bread basket of the world.
We needed Nothing from any other country.

People growing up during that time are living into their late 80's and 90's. The generation born from the 70's on will likely not live long enough to collect Social Security.

Check out this site:
http://www.hundredyearlie.com/
Quote from same:
Why are studies showing that 12% of American couples are unable to conceive?

Why are studies showing that the number of children being born with both male and female sex organs tripled in the last decade?

Why is the incidence of testicular cancer in 2000 four times higher than 1950?

Why are more and more men seeking breast-reduction surgery as a result of drinking tap water?

Why is the U.S. spending more than twice as much on health care than any other industrialized nation?
John Timmermans

London, Canada

#123 Sep 1, 2013
Organic farming as they want all farmers to do is #1)greenpeace is interfering with farmers. As the population gets higher by the day therefore we need more food. Don't ever believe that organic food is better, it is worse. It's a scam they are trying to manipulate the consumer and they want them to pay a much higher price. We did all that 100 years ago because there was no fertilizer, there was no spray. We did grow a lot of weeds. Corn yields at best yielded 75 bu per acre, wheat at best only 35 bu per acre. Then came in fertilizes and sprays and we grow 200 bu corn and 100 bu wheat per acre. While we have hungry people on this earth we should never decrease our yields.
John Timmermans

London, Canada

#124 Sep 1, 2013
Vera wrote:
<quoted text>Thank God someone agrees with me and you got that right our Grandparents lived to be quite old, I just turned 64 years old and had someone tell me that I looked 25 years old that's because I take care our my health and eat organic.
You have got this all wrong. They have manipulated you in paying double the price for junk food. Organic means no fertilizer or sprays can be used on crops. We farmed like that 100 years ago and we grew a lot of weeds and lousy bad yielding crops. If you buy organic apples you are buying worms. If we don't spray for weeds and pest we grow bad crops very poor quality and full of incects and that is what you would get is bad organic food and an empty wallet. take it from me it's a scam, they are after your money.
Joe

Mooresville, NC

#125 Jun 1, 2014
Adriana Mather wrote:
I was addicted to crack cocaine in the mid 90s and i would do anyhing for a fix. I was low on cash and my health was failing due to a botched operation involving my kidney sale. I only had roller blades and a mexican blanket to my name. I was beat and burdened. Taut and troubled was alone and looking for answers that's when I decided to get pregnant. Being pregnant allowed me to reflect on some great amzing things like organic food
This was probably the funniest post supporting organic food on this blog!! I have think it might actually take away from the organic food fight lmao!! Way to go crackhead who sold a kidney then decided that it would be smart to bring a human being into this world. Go grab an organic coconut water!!
Chakka

Los Angeles, CA

#126 Dec 17, 2014
Yes it is. I live out west now and i heard all this nonsense started in California. Its a scam to get people to buy all over the country their grown product. I say watch your own nutrition and not someone tell you what you need to eat.stop watching late or early to drink your food. Make veggies are cooked. Never eat raw, too much bacteria in them
jpn

Waterford, MI

#127 Jan 12, 2015
the scam is companies like monsanto making Organic look bad to the uneducated masses, i'd recommend everyone watch this video - http://www.goneviral.com/BGUl6 -takes a few minutes to download but incredibly worthwhile
Organic girl

Orlando, FL

#128 Jan 14, 2015
There a ton of scientific studies proving Wrong what you said.. They just aren't the first you find on the Internet. Buy and watch the documentary genetic roulette. That digs up all those studies for you in two hours as well as explains why they are hard to find and suppressed by big rich chemical companies. I show it to all my students. Of course when someone like you reads one or two poorly done research articles on the Internet stating organic food is bogus, usually they have already made up their mind about what they believe is true, then do themselves a disservice by not digging for the truth anymore. Taking a few very basic biology courses would also help you understand how things actually work on a molecular level. For example yes nutrients come from soil like you said but the weed killer glyphosate chelates nutrients so they cannot stay in the plant very well. That is actually how it kills weeds.. Gmo plants still look pretty when exposed to glyphosate but are nutrient deficient. Take some biology courses and you will learn how nutrients are necessary in ways and forms even some nutritionists often do not know About... And how nutrients in pills are often chemically different and do not work.

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