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post #21 of 30
I can get organic carrots and organic beans if I go to a store that carries them.
post #22 of 30
I try to compromise by getting almost-organic food. I can find cage-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free eggs and milk that are not organic. Can't get peanut butter without hydrogenated oils, so I took beans instead. [I'm still trying to figure out what to di woth all this juice- we'll have a lifetime supply! I often get tomato juice which I'll use in soup.]
post #23 of 30
What is it with all the freaking juice. Forst they give you more than any sane person can drink but then yell at you for drinking more than a couple of ounces a day. I gave a lot of stuff away.
post #24 of 30
Wow - I didn't even mean to go to this board, but this thread is really interesting. In Vermont, where I am, my WIC foods are delivered to my house once a week, so I have no choice in which brands I get. In someways, I guess this is nice. It is definitely a big convienice! And no dealing with rude check-out clerks, so no stigma (esp. since when I drive down my road on WIC day, every other house seems to have a cooler out! LOL). However, I would like to be able to choose brands -- even if I couldn't get org. milk, I could choose the local dairy that is bgh-free. I have a friend in the next town over, and she gets that brand b/c she has a diff't supplier than I do. Weird. I should ask her to trade w/ me. I don't think she cares whats in her food. .....
post #25 of 30
YES, it is really preposterous... It seems like the "beggars can't be choosers" logic is alive and well. What really troubles me is that most of the foods that you can get have gmo in them. Look at the ingredients of all of the cold cereals and you will cringe! BHT added for freshness. Corn syrup. Baby formula that I have looked at has "corn syrup solids" as it's FIRST ingredient. That is garbage, not food! I feel like we are experiments to see what happens when a pregnant woman drinks 6 gallons of hormone-laden cows milk every month, nasty eggs, tons of corn syrup and BHT and then feed her child the same way.
Disgusting and unforgiveable- I gave it up. I would rather struggle for good food than poison myself for free...
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by Peppamint View Post

Take heart Elaine!


The first ones to get kicked off funding are the formula fed babies/moms.

I really hope that this isn't a serious reply because the level of snark if serious is pretty obnoxious.
I can understand limiting the organic options when funding is so in jeopardy. Better to help more babies with regular milk, eggs, and peanut butter than to help just a few because of the increased cost of organics.
post #27 of 30
This post was 10 years old.. :headscratch:
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by Carson View Post

This post was 10 years old.. :headscratch:

So it is! This sure has been happening quite a bit lately...odd.
post #29 of 30

The people who make the rules concerning wic are doing their best, but im pretty sure the companies that benefit from wic purchases constrain them in  many ways.

For eg, i remember when you could only get a certain kind of peanut butter-the kind with hydrogated oils and high fructose corn syrup. If you wanted a higher quality one, even at the same or lower price, too bad. So wic changed it to 'any  brand of peanut butter at 18lbs' Guess what happened next? All those organic, better quality brands, changed the volume to 16lbs. Thereby excluding wic customers.

 

Thats just the beginning. Most of the cereals and juices available on wic are full of sugar and articificial coloring and flavoring.(and of course genetically modified and non organic) If you want one that isnt, even at a lower price, too bad.  There are one or two good choices, and the rest is crap.

 

Wic customers, who are forced to get that crap, are  keeping those companies in business.

 

Not to mention the milk business, which is mainly supported by  wic checks.

 

I remember needing every item but the  gallon of  milk, (I breastfeed). At the checkout,  i offered the cashier the milk, since i didnt need it.  The manager then told me i was not allowed to do that.

Wait. i own the milk. I am allowed to do what i like with my property no? Not if the manager is mentally challenged.  So, i  took the milk outside and left it there. I couldnt carry it.  How wasteful.

 

There are so many things wrong with wic, i am very grateful i dont have to deal with it anymore.

 

Often the cashiers/managers themselves are ignorant and corrupt. If it looks healthy, they will put a fight about giving it to you, even if it is within the guidelines. For eg, i have had  resistance getting organic frozen fruit.

post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by AstraLibra View Post

YES, it is really preposterous... It seems like the "beggars can't be choosers" logic is alive and well. What really troubles me is that most of the foods that you can get have gmo in them. Look at the ingredients of all of the cold cereals and you will cringe! BHT added for freshness. Corn syrup. Baby formula that I have looked at has "corn syrup solids" as it's FIRST ingredient. That is garbage, not food! I feel like we are experiments to see what happens when a pregnant woman drinks 6 gallons of hormone-laden cows milk every month, nasty eggs, tons of corn syrup and BHT and then feed her child the same way.
Disgusting and unforgiveable- I gave it up. I would rather struggle for good food than poison myself for free...

I couldnt agree more. The idea of force feeding my poor children the crap on wic  revolts me. So glad im off it.

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