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I know this sounds like a really simple question but when i tried to explain to dh the reasons organic is better i didn't come up with very many. Of course, his reason for not organic wasn't very good either. Here is the conv:<br><br>
We host Thanksgiving at my house. My mother offered to order an organic turkey from a local farm and i jumped on it. DH on the other hand would have preferred i declined. He has made comments like "You cook that turkey in the house and I will cook a 'real/mans' turkey in the deep fryer". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: He somehow thinks that organic means fake, although I have explained to him at least a dozen times that it just means that there are no pesticides, no homones, etc. I am not sure where he got this connection, but he also thinks anything organic is somehow related to goats ?!?!? (the organic milk must be goat milk, etc). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
I brought up the harm that added hormones could have on our bodies. the more 'stuff' that is added to our food could have a correlation to increased health problems, etc. he said that they have been adding stuff to our food since man became civalized (which i disagree with) and our life span is longer then it ever has been.<br><br>
I am not sure what I am looking for with this post. Are there any good articles or links you know of that I can show him?<br><br>
I have just in the last year (since ds has been born) started to really pay closer attention to what we eat. Well, moreso with what ds eats. I buy organic when i can and try to stay away from processed foods. dh is having a hard time adjusting to my 'crunchiness'.<br><br>
sorry this is so long. any ideas how to make him understand?<br><br>
thanks!<br><br>
kris
 

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The only turkey I've ever liked at Thanksgiving was organic. It tastes so much better IMO. And not just a little bit, but a lot. This was before I converted to organic, so I just thought at the time that it tasted better because it was more expensive and highty flighty.<br><br>
I don't know about turkey, but it might be the same as chickens, which I do know a little bit about. Non-organic chickens (and probably some organic ones too) are kept in cages that are so small that they can barely move much less walk around. They're kept in such close proximity that they need a steady dose of antibiotics and arsenic (!!!) to kill off bacteria (this is not true of organic ones of course). They disallow arsenic in other foods, but allow it in chickens. Ugh. There's so many reasons to buy organic in general - growth hormones, their diet, their living conditions. I can understand when people have a hard time with its cost, but why in the world would he prefer a conventional turkey over an organic one if it's a gift?
 

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Let that manly man know that men who have over handled the hormones fed to chickens and cows have been known to grow breasts. Organic is what humans have lived for thousands of years versus sixty years or so of synthetic, overgrown, flavorless, low nutrient food.
 

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I find the tatse usually speaks for itself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I 'converted' my mum to organic that way. She just thought it tasted so much better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Of course, she knows about the health/ environmental benefits too, but what clinched the deal for her was the taste.<br><br>
Maybe tempt your dh with a delicious organic meal? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Did he ever eat organic food? Couldn't he tell the taste difference? Was he joking about frying a turkey? Probably need a couple gallons of oil and fry for hours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Well, if you guys can afford organic stuff and he doesn't control shopping, I'd just buy whatever I want and cook them.
 
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