By Bonapp - 09/02/2012 22:11 - France
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In some instances, that's practically true. Most of the fruit here in the US is selectively bred to produce the largest size, largest amount, most resistant, most visually attractive, and thus most profitable crop. Little attention is paid in regards to taste, texture, or nutrition. If you're looking to save a couple of bucks, plastic fruit is your solution. It lasts forever, tastes comparable to a lot of supermarket fruit, and doesn't digest, so you can keep eating it, and re-eating it for as long as you like!
77, Be aware that farmers markets are fresher but have no guarantee as to quality. They could have used any number of chemicals on the food that you aren't aware of. Theres no way to know for sure, so the best thing to do is to just ask them what their practices are, then use your judgement as to whether or not they sound credible.
106 - So you trust the supermarkets in their practices? You're better off with a farmers market in most cases, because most supermarkets do use pesticides, herbicides, and all the other chemicals. Its funny how organic food has labels stating it's organic, while food that has been treated with chemicals is considered normal and requires no special label.
131, Organic doesn't necessarily mean healthy. It gets labelled as such because there are no requirements to meet to be considered "organic". Those in the supermarket are not the healthiest option, but you know that they have been sourced from producers with strict guidelines that have been met. That said, I shop in the farmers markets and never said a single thing about supermarkets. I don't see why you're making the sarcastic comments when I'm pointing out something that is in fact true and should be upheld by everyone who shops in these places. Neither option is inherently healthy, as both stem from the obvious truth that the producers are running a business. Sadly it seems you've fallen victim to the "its organic so it must be healthy" scam. Sucks for you.
I'm sure they would have just found it funny and won't think much worse of you. Although you may be the subject of a few jokes when you visit again