reply to post by unityemissions
Besides the obvious fact that the shipping and moving it around the country/world would take time, and in the process some nutrients would be lost,
what about the fact that it's not fully mature (ripe) when picked? Don't you think there are less nutrients because of this?
Yes in some cases it's the same as steaming a vegetable or eating it raw. The fact is, nutrition isn't the only deciding factor in the majority of
people going organic, it's much more beyond that. The limited studies they've done show no real tangible nutritional benefit, so they say it's a
waste of time. That's not the point at all for me or any of the people I've met when I started this quasi hundred mile diet.
Sure, I feel better after I eat these foods, I find most if not all taste better (tomatoes for example, or even a simple green pepper). most of them
tend to last longer in storage than their supermarket counterparts as well.
The nutritional benefit is minimal. The environmental and sustainability benefits are grand.
Keep in mind when talking organic, I'm talking stuff I know for a fact is organic as I can tour the farm whenever I want. not all products with an
"organic" label are organic, in fact, depending on where you live, only 1 ingredient in that produce can be organic to get that label, like a single
spice or organic soy. The "organic" section at your local supermarket is mostly crap. It's a gimmick. check the labels and you will be
surprised, I'm sure. the "real" organic stuff isn't as pretty as the non organic, some of it doesn't last as long, some of it lasts longer.
The meet is all natural, no antibiotics, no growth hormones, nothing, grain feed, not corn. Free range chickens and eggs, all natural pork. animals
that had a decent quality of life, like it was "back in the day". As such, since I'm supporting a farm that actually produces more than 1 crop,
I'm helping the surrounding environment as massive factory farms producing 1 crop, or growing 1 animal, completely destroy the land being used. Our
dirty little secret is we can't hope to sustain this indefinitely.
The produce is grown the natural way, back like the farms my grand father would have worked in his youth. Sure, there is some crop loss. guess what?
It's about 1/3 on average. Guess what else? That's exactly the same ratio as the gmo crops and the crops sprayed with pesticides.
And by going to these markets, and using the vegetable box program from the farm, I help keep them running. They use my money to plant their crows
and tend the fields, in turn producing even more products they can sell locally and within the province, giving more people that option.
I guess you can call me a clean tree hugging hippy at heart but I feel good about every aspect of this, the added nutritional benefits are actually