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    Food, Inc.

    Apple - Movie Trailers - Food, Inc.

    Watch the trailer. I don't claim the American food system to be perfect, but to compare it to Tobacco companies is asinine (Happens towards the end of the trailer).

    Organic food is not the answer for a world of starving people.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Apple - Movie Trailers - Food, Inc.

    Watch the trailer. I don't claim the American food system to be perfect, but to compare it to Tobacco companies is asinine (Happens towards the end of the trailer).

    Organic food is not the answer for a world of starving people.

    Neither is mass producing crap food. I dont think there is another country out there that eats as much processed junk as we do. Plus, we could quadruple our food production and the world would continue to have starving people. Starvation and food production dont relate. Governments keeping their people down is a good starting point for issue.

    People bash organic, but thats the way the human race has survived over centuries. Eating a mass produced chemical filled carrot and frozen Totinos Pizza will eventually weaken us.



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    Michael Pollan - The Omnivore's Dilemma. Good book for anybody interested on how Iowa basically rules the world.



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    Re: Food, Inc.

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Neither is mass producing crap food. I dont think there is another country out there that eats as much processed junk as we do. Plus, we could quadruple our food production and the world would continue to have starving people. Starvation and food production dont relate. Governments keeping their people down is a good starting point for issue.

    People bash organic, but thats the way the human race has survived over centuries. Eating a mass produced chemical filled carrot and frozen Totinos Pizza will eventually weaken us.
    I agree with the processed foods part, but organic is a fad IMO. If everyone switched to organic foods, their would be around 4 billion hungry people. Agriculture has to ramp up production as much as possible to increase food supply. The only way to do that is current techniques and GMO's.

    Borlaug says it best.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIvNopv9Pa8]YouTube - Norman Borlaug on Penn and Teller: BS[/ame]



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    I saw a list recently of the top five radical environmentalist groups, and Greenpeace rated above ELF. They're idiots.



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    Re: Food, Inc.

    If you want good local organic produce, either hit the farmer's market, or grow your own. We do both, but I have a hell of a time protecting the strawberries from critters.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    If you want good local organic produce, either hit the farmer's market, or grow your own. We do both, but I have a hell of a time protecting the strawberries from critters.

    We try to do these. For health benefits and to support the local farmer. Strawberries in stores lately have sucked. By the time you get them home they are already crap.



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    I love when they slap "organic" or "all natural" on meat products. All that means is they let their pigs (or whatever animal) wander around outside to eat what they please. They think they are so much safer than in buildings - where they are susceptible to disease, the elements, wild animals and foreign objects.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    We try to do these. For health benefits and to support the local farmer. Strawberries in stores lately have sucked. By the time you get them home they are already crap.
    Very true. I looked through an entire display of strawberries the other day at HyVee and they were all crap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    I love when they slap "organic" or "all natural" on meat products. All that means is they let their pigs (or whatever animal) wander around outside to eat what they please. They think they are so much safer than in buildings - where they are susceptible to disease, the elements, wild animals and foreign objects.
    I'll take a healthy, cornfed cow over some stringy ditch-eater anytime.



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    I'll take a healthy, cornfed cow over some stringy ditch-eater anytime.
    But they get to live their lives free and happy roaming the open plains of Iowa - eating tin cans and poison ivy.


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    One thing to note is that there is a difference between fresh food and organic food. Organic is just a name with not very specific qualifications and certain other terms being thrown around like natural are even more vague. I would be much more interested in source verification particularly in meat and produce than anything having to do with so called organic food. I think as we go forward we will see a lot of niche production of different foods and the model will always be what the consumer wants for the most part. A big reason for all the processed food currently is from many people wanting convenience over anything else when it comes to their food.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HGPuck View Post
    One thing to note is that there is a difference between fresh food and organic food. Organic is just a name with not very specific qualifications and certain other terms being thrown around like natural are even more vague. I would be much more interested in source verification particularly in meat and produce than anything having to do with so called organic food. I think as we go forward we will see a lot of niche production of different foods and the model will always be what the consumer wants for the most part. A big reason for all the processed food currently is from many people wanting convenience over anything else when it comes to their food.
    Yes. I could take a dump and mark it organic right now. Probably get a good price for it from some tree hugger.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    I love when they slap "organic" or "all natural" on meat products. All that means is they let their pigs (or whatever animal) wander around outside to eat what they please. They think they are so much safer than in buildings - where they are susceptible to disease, the elements, wild animals and foreign objects.

    Im not 100 percent sold on that. Being inside actually builds bacteria and such, faster in my opinion. Less fresh air and sun to dry up festering crap.



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    Re: Food, Inc.

    Organic a buzzword. You can get food that is natural with no perservatives without it being organic. Just look at the label of ingredients. There are salsas out there that are refrigerated in the store, for example. These might not be "organic" but the ingredient list reads "tomatoes, onion, peppers, lime juice, etc. ". Also, another example, look the ingredients for box of Triscut Crackers. It will say "whole grain wheat, soybean or palm oil, salt. Nothing more, nothing less. Triscuts certainly aren't organic. Just eat foods that real and whole. It doesn't need to be organic. Processed foods are bad.


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