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Senior Advisor

Is Organic Ag "Affluent Narcissism"?

Blunt article says save  your money and eat healthier by avoiding organic.

 

http://s.einnews.com/mFi8GqoZzc

 

"Save your money. It’s more cost-effective, environmentally responsible and humane to buy conventional food than the high-priced organic stuff."

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Senior Contributor

Re: Is Organic Ag "Affluent Narcissism"?

The devil's advocate in me asks why should we buy American made anything when foreign manufacturered goods are supposed to be equal in quality? A study based on a group of studies that may be biased will provide the same biased  result. Let the consumer decide how they want to spend their money, unless you are clamoring for communism. To me, this is just more propraganda from a special interest group and I am tired of the spin, given the latest political elections.

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Honored Advisor

Re: Is Organic Ag "Affluent Narcissism"?

propaganda??????????

 

We have twisted the meaning of the word Organic several different ways trying to make it palatable to the consumer with the money to feel special.

Spin------????????  Is there any more spin than the obvious lies promoted as the health benefits of "Organic" or the lies of health hazards of commercially produced competition.  Listen to the demonization of grain farmers, cattle producers, feeders, packers, commercial vegitable farms-------------it is a constant barage of lies intended to create public fear and support for a similar or lesser product at a much higher price.

 

There are consumers who feel good about spending more for a product that is different or percieved special.  It is certainly ok to Fill that need just like Cadillac or Mercedes.  But ask yourself how foolish would it be for those who sell those vehicles to demonize the United Auto workers for building chevy's or fords to hurt the public.

Those who promote Organic by condemning others should come under much more scrutiny for their claims.

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Veteran Contributor

Re: Is Organic Ag "Affluent Narcissism"?

This news source says the Stanford study was a fraud http://www.naturalnews.com/037625_Stanford_organics_junk_science.html

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Honored Advisor

Re: Is Organic Ag "Affluent Narcissism"?

Yes.

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Honored Advisor

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"The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. "

Naturalnews.com

 

Calling that a news source is a stretch.        Advertising and Promotion at best.

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Honored Advisor

Re: Is Organic Ag "Affluent Narcissism"?

Now, there's a disclaimer that only an attorney could love....

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Veteran Contributor

Re: Is Organic Ag "Affluent Narcissism"?

way to take their disclamer from the bottom and totally disregard that they quoted people and other studies to support their stance on the issue.

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Honored Advisor

Re: Is Organic Ag "Affluent Narcissism"?

You seem to be takign the noitice of the disclaimer as some sort of criticism.  It is totally valid ot point out that the organization that publishes the informaiton you cited is doing so only under the auspices of the disclaimer. 

 

Saying that everything in a publication is intended only for educational and entertainment purposes is a pretty huge, "but."  As in, "all of these things we say are only meant to teach and entertain you, but, it is not intended for you to follow any of this as professional advice."

 

The publisher put these words there for a very important reason.  Every reader needs to be aware of the weight of this meaning. 

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Senior Contributor

Re: Is Organic Ag "Affluent Narcissism"?

Get off your high horse and realize that demonization is here to stay in a country where negative ads garner more votes than positive ads. The $h!1 has gone in both directions long enough. Are you now stating that you want to tell consumers how to spend their hard earned money? How do you feel when the banker tries to micromanage your operation? That is precisely what you want to do to others you think are less "intelligent."

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