Are people who eat organic food gullible?
I was talking to "Boy Genius," from the sub-continent, my partner and friend about the USA food. I said,
"I can eat any food I want in the USA, American have an incredible selection."
"I can walk into any supermarket and buy really great vegetables, cheap."
Now, he is from another country --- looking in, or reading in, or listening in...
What does that last sentence mean?
Well, the USA over-projects ideas to the outside world, for example, many people from foreign countries seem to believe there are people walking into schools daily and shooting everyone, they say things like
"It is dangerous for children to go to school."
Why do they say this? Because the USA news media over-state, over-sensationalize, over do everything, they turn a mustard seed into a garden of bad news about the USA.
People in Thailand think snow is dangerous.
Boy Genius thought in the grocery story, they are spraying foods with chemicals.
Now, I read a lot, I can drift away on WikiPedia.org for hours, I just read for 1-2 hours about "organic food." It is hard to find proof or facts on the internet, it is lacking in reference, trying to turn opinions into facts.
This forum page was out-standing, but still lacking.
Violet asked a question,
"Does anybody have evidence to prove that it (organic food) is better for you?"
Before you read it, try to remember her question, she wants proof, is there any links or true proof offered on the page, or it is all just anecdotal information to "Tax the Gullible."
- There is a need for references, the organic food bunch seem to not need references, they believe well stated opinions.
Do they spray chemicals on fresh foods in Super Markets?
My brother in law works for Food Marketing Super Value, he is upper management, and an incredibly smart man, I suspect he is on the short list...
I asked him if the grocery stores sprayed the foods with chemicals.
But, in the warehouses, they need to spray Bananas to start them to turn yellow, or they would never turn yellow.
He went into detail, and could told me how they kept the organic food separated and other T.M.I. information.
My beliefs on organic food is without proof...
I do not trust organic farmers, I believe that anyone would say their food is organic food if they could make more money.
If I wanted to eat organic food, I would start a garden, because people will cheat on their taxes, the average human will lie and cheat on anything to make money. It is the same as the Eco-tourist companies, I do not know any ecotourism places, it is all just green washing to me.
I see the whole thing as a big marketing program.
I do not want to eat pesticides.
Of course I do not want to eat food with a micro-thin layer of pesticides on it, if it kills insects, then with enough toxic chemicals in me, I will eventually die. However, I do not trust the labels that say "organic foods." Most people who eat organic food would refuse to be a "Lowly Farmer."
Now, I worked on a farm for from age 12 until to age 21, I know farming, and there is no status in saying you are a farmer from Indiana. They consider us unsophisticated, stupid, Hoosiers, who somehow are not capable of having brains. Even though, Indiana is full of Germans, the Germans were smart enough to settle on good farm land.
I am proud to say,
"I am not a city kid."
To call me a city kid is to insult me.
"I am a farm boy from the small town of Orland, with 400 people."
Orland Indiana MyOrlandIndiana.com
I say this, even though it creates a negative image, there is always a "Social Status" currency, if a person say they eat organic food, they get more respect without any accomplishment, merit without work.
"I speak French, it has social currency to say."
Fun stuff, and I think I will go eat a Taco today at Taco Bell. Why? Because I enjoy Tacos, and life is for the living, so either get living or get dying.
I look for ways to optimize my happiness, not to optimize my worries.
Andy Graham from the town of Orland, Indiana, a farm boy gone world citizen.