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|View Poll Results: would you rather buy organically or locally grown produce?|
|local, regardless of whether it's grown organically or not||16||44.44%|
|Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll|
Originally Posted by klothos
i prefer to buy locally grown produce whenever it's available, regardless of whether it's organic or conventionally grown. this supports the local economy, minimizes the amount of pollution being produced from shipping food from far away, and the food tends to taste better because it's able to be picked fresh and ripe.
|well, just to be a total downer here, even organic lettuce has perchlorate (rocket fuel) in it.|
Originally Posted by klothos
well, i guess i should have clarified that at least w/ my local farmers, they minimize their pesticide usage... while they aren't "true" organic, they aren't riddled w/ pesticides like commercially produced store produce.
|Just wanted to remind folks that if the farmers are not organic, then there is no
accountability for their pesticide use, and the fact is, that we don't know about
the quantity or the kind of pesticides that they use.
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