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    6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    No, this isn't about how to get laid at the store:)

    6 Subtle Ways You're Getting Screwed at the Grocery Store | Cracked.com

    Most I've known about but there's a couple (like the sunscreen) that I didn't.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    No, this isn't about how to get laid at the store:)

    6 Subtle Ways You're Getting Screwed at the Grocery Store | Cracked.com

    Most I've known about but there's a couple (like the sunscreen) that I didn't.
    Didn't even open the link but anything saying organic, all-natural or does not contain rBST.......... if sold at a higher price, is a huge ripoff.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    Didn't even open the link but anything saying organic, all-natural or does not contain rBST.......... if sold at a higher price, is a huge ripoff.
    None of those were in the article because media people buy into that ****.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    None of those were in the article because media people buy into that ****.
    Sad isn't it. Let's scare people into buying higher priced food labeled to fool you into thinking it is safer, more nutritious or even more environmentally friendly when NONE of that is true. People die of starvation here in the US because of these tactics -- makes my blood boil.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    Didn't even open the link but anything saying organic, all-natural or does not contain rBST.......... if sold at a higher price, is a huge ripoff.
    The problem with that is that there are a lot of things that are hard to find outside of the organic/natural foods section. My wife decided we were going to try and eat better this year, and it is ******* me off. If anybody has a website that lists cheaper substitutes for some of the stuff these recipes call for, that would be great.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    The problem with that is that there are a lot of things that are hard to find outside of the organic/natural foods section. My wife decided we were going to try and eat better this year, and it is ******* me off. If anybody has a website that lists cheaper substitutes for some of the stuff these recipes call for, that would be great.
    Need to get your woman in line. Or, if you must compromise, tell her she can eat healthy, and you'll continue inhaling KFC's new Quadruple Chili-Chicken Down 3 times a day and like it.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by tejasclone View Post
    Need to get your woman in line. Or, if you must compromise, tell her she can eat healthy, and you'll continue inhaling KFC's new Quadruple Chili-Chicken Down 3 times a day and like it.
    Actually, I'm WAY better about sticking with it so far than she is. I would really like to lose this massive gut I've developed the past couple years.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    None of those were in the article because media people buy into that ****.
    LOL. It's a Cracked.com article. I wouldn't read too much into it.


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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    LOL. It's a Cracked.com article. I wouldn't read too much into it.
    I know but it still wouldn't show up in a mainstream article either because people are ******* stupid.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Um if the chip bags werent half full of air. there would be chips it would be crumbs.


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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    Sad isn't it. Let's scare people into buying higher priced food labeled to fool you into thinking it is safer, more nutritious or even more environmentally friendly when NONE of that is true. People die of starvation here in the US because of these tactics -- makes my blood boil.
    Using less pesticides IS, at the very least, safer for the environment.

    And it is, at least in my opinion, much more nutritious to eat "natural" foods which have far fewer ingredients and far fewer preservatives.

    And I have no problem choosing to spend my money on the products I want.

    I don't think the bold part is actually true.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    Using less pesticides IS, at the very least, safer for the environment.

    And it is, at least in my opinion, much more nutritious to eat "natural" foods which have far fewer ingredients and far fewer preservatives.

    And I have no problem choosing to spend my money on the products I want.

    I don't think the bold part is actually true.
    That's the crux of it for me. If there's a market for it, so be it. That's capitalism. People are motivated to purchase goods and services for lots of different reasons. Fear is just as legitimate a reason as any. Is buying something out of fear any better/worse than purchasing something for the purpose of status?


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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    I think eggs can sit in the fridge a lot longer than the date on the package.
    I know some people do the sink or float test on them.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    Using less pesticides IS, at the very least, safer for the environment.

    And it is, at least in my opinion, much more nutritious to eat "natural" foods which have far fewer ingredients and far fewer preservatives.

    And I have no problem choosing to spend my money on the products I want.

    I don't think the bold part is actually true.
    I'd agree for the most part. It really depends on the product. Some natural products are better for certain things. A lot of others just put "natural" on there. You still have to read labels, and that's what a lot of it comes down to. I'm not always sold that organic is better, but I do think that what you find in a Whole Foods is typically pretty good in general.



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    Re: 6 ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Actually, I'm WAY better about sticking with it so far than she is. I would really like to lose this massive gut I've developed the past couple years.
    Switch the organic veggies for regular ones, you should be good to go.


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