Just a little about organic

That's mom wearing my reading glasses in 2012, she was 95 Yes I took this photo
@rebelann (42409)
El Paso, Texas
January 12, 2018 11:25am CST
Some of you might remember me talking about organic food so when I saw this video on my FB page I thought I would share it here. The photo above is of Mom in 2012, she was 95 going on 96. Until 2012 she had never eaten diet foods and while I did the cooking all the food was organic. I was actually surprised that my friend posted this but I'm glad she had actually listened to me. What do you think about starting an organic diet?
https://www.attn.com/videos/19165/zooey-deschanel-tackles-organic-vs-non-organic-foods
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@amadeo (70335)
• United States
12 Jan
I have no interest in this.When time for me to come then let it be.I am ready
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Oh ok, I just happen to prefer to eat healthy organic food.
@amadeo (70335)
• United States
12 Jan
@rebelann we have food that are not organic and still very healthy.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
I am allergic to herbicides and pesticides @amadeo so I have no choice
• Pamplona, Spain
14 Jan
Organic food here is very expensive at the moment. I eat fresh veggies and cook most of them. Use also a lot of beans and chick peas and lentils. Meat is a luxury hardly anyone I know buys meat on a daily basis now.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Jan
I thought most of Europe had stopped using pesticides and herbicides some years ago, if so then most of the veggies you have are organic and don't need labeling. I don't eat a lot of red meat but I do eat a lot of sardines and smoked salmon, I doubt either of those are organic but probably also not as tainted as the regular food crops grown here in the USA.
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 Jan
@rebelann They still use chemical stuff to spray on the crops yes have never stopped doing so. We are surrounded by Industrial Greenhouses that spray a lot sometimes.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Jan
If they use chemicals on their crops then those crops are not organic @lovinangelsinstead21
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• United States
13 Jan
@rebelann I didn't watch the whole thing, but as the woman said we need to get the cost down. I would buy it in a heartbeat if the cost wasn't so high.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
The teacher she was talking to mentioned how we could grow our own organics, that would only leave meats. I get organic chicken legs from Costco and of course I love smoked salmon and sardines so if I can figure out how to grow veggies in this dry climate I'm going to try. Now if only I had the strength I had in my 50s.
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• United States
14 Jan
@rebelann I live in an apartment upstairs, so I couldn't do this.Though I did keep worms once and gave them fruit and veggies leftovers. I saw a video not too long ago about water farming. The farming is all done in a large building, and they keep fish in the water whose poop give food to the plants who give oxygen to the fish. I can't remember how many acres of land would be saved from use, but it was quite a lot, and I'm sure it would all be organic.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jan
Oh yes @misunderstood_zombie I remember reading about stuff like that, they actually sell lettuce grown aquaponically which is kool but I had no idea about those fish, it does make sense though. I think you could grow a few things aquaponically even in an apartment. Hmmmmm, interesting idea.
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@DianneN (82092)
• United States
17 Jan
Most of our food is organic. We rarely eat processed food, the other culprit. Lifestyle and good genes all come into play.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Jan
I think I probably eat more processed foods than I care to admit. I buy organic soups from costco and walmart.com, I suppose those may only be a little better than the typical campbell's, right?
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@DianneN (82092)
• United States
17 Jan
@rebelann Definitely!
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Jan
I try to make my own bone broth but organic chicken drumsticks are expensive so I stick with buying the organic bone broth in Costco @DianneN I suppose the organic soups like those I get from Pacific or Imagine may only be better because they have the USDA organic seal on them.
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@cahaya1983 (10039)
• Malaysia
16 Jan
I would love to, I just wish organic products aren't that expensive. Not everyone can afford them on a regular basis here.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jan
I hope Malaysia follows the European standard which is that they do not use chemical pesticides or herbicides. Do a lot of the farmers in Malaysia use those chemicals?
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@cahaya1983 (10039)
• Malaysia
17 Jan
@rebelann Well there is a board in charge of regulating their use but yeah, many of them still do use pesticides.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Jan
That's sad @cahaya1983 no one should have to eat pesticides, it's what can cause diseases like cancer.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25829)
• United States
13 Jan
I have bought some organic foods, but mostly just get what I can afford.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
I have reactions to the chemicals they soak up like pesticides and herbicides so organic is about the only thing I can do, it's worth it though because I am not on any medications which is better than my younger friends who are.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25829)
• United States
13 Jan
@rebelann I am pleased to also be medication free
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
I hope it stays that way @Tampa_girl7 I'm in my late 60s and almost everyone I know is diabetic and some have high blood pressure plus one recently passed due to Rheumatic Arthritis in combination with those two, he was only 2 months older than me. You're in your 30s, right?
@cyberrat (203)
• Portsmouth, Ohio
24 Jan
If I could aford it Id do it but Im doomed to using produce that is not organic
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Jan
I have to decide what I do not want in order to afford it, one thing I do without is traveling more than twice a month. If I had more income I'd probably visit people more often.
@PatZAnthony (12871)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Jan
It is nice that you have the photo of your mom to share. Haven't seen the video yet, but must say-many think we are crazy b/c we don't want bug spray on our food or in the soil. Our family grew many veggies and fruits so could control that somewhat. If others want to eat bug spray, we can't stop them. However, from comments we have had on posts here and articles elsewhere, many don't know what organic means! Some are not aware that pesticides and bug sprays are the same. And some think the concept of organic is new! Our parents and g'parents would get a good laugh out of this.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jan
I'm not so sure about the grandparent aspect, my granddad probably used a chemical pesticide in his share cropping days, but I think anyone born before 1900 would have been eating organic as there may not have been such a widespread use of bug spray. Raid comes to mind when I think of it, almost everyone I know uses it then claims they don't use pesticides,
@UncleJoe (10615)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Jan
No organic diet for me. I can't get past piano-ic.
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@PainsOnSlate (20414)
• Canada
13 Jan
We eat well and do the best we can. We can only hope the organic foods we eat really are organic.
@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
I know what I buy is because if not I would suffer severe leg cramps once I lay down to sleep. I eat more sardines and smoked salmon than I used to which is fine so far because I try to stick with wild caught.
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