Old 09-11-2006, 03:40 PM
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I noticed this afternoon, a commercial for organic rice krispies. In the commercial they are also saying that there are other brands of cereals (like raisen bran) that will be organic too... If the rules are changing to the extreme that rice krispies can be organic, how do we know for sure what is really organic or not.... Now granted, we arent cereal eaters, but I was buying the horizon milk, and read part of an article yesterday that said horizon wasnt actually organic..... How are we suppose to know what is real and what isnt... Supposedly walmart is going to become a big distributor of organic food, and I dont want to buy into the lies of something that isnt organic

(by the way, I posted this on another forum (no not that one) and I will share what they post if anything!!!)
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:45 PM
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Anything can be considered organic it just depends how much they are willing the change the rules.
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:34 AM
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just me,
In knowing more about what's in our food, I found this site interesting. Just click on the state where you live and you will get a list of dairy brands and products sold in your area that do not have rBGH (growth hormone). In Oregon, according to the chart, Horizon Organic milk, cheese, butter and yogurt are rBGH-free.


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Old 09-12-2006, 09:48 AM
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Isn't "organic" defined by federal and state regulations?

and why isn't Horizon milk truly orgainc? What did that article say?
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:07 AM
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Got the article from the other forum... pinky had posted a thread called interesting site...... I got this page from that site....

https://www.newstarget.com/019806.html hopefully this will take you to the right place.... Something about the cows arent getting pasture.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:44 AM
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Hi All,

Under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 "processed" foods can contain at least 50 percent organically produced ingredients by weight and be certified as “organic”. Or, the Secretary of Agriculture is empowered to grant an exemption for less than 50 percent to permit the word “organic” in the ingredient list.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture administers the National Organic Program (NOP). These are the ones who can permit a “USDA Organic” label to be placed on a product.

I think the term “organic” has in many instances become a hot marketing ploy. Apparently, many people, who are trying to be health conscious, can be enticed by the term “organic”. As an example, a processed food may have on the box “made with organic sugar”. Even though the food product itself is not certified as organic, the box can have the word organic if it can be certified that at least half of the sugar was produced from cane or beets without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Consumers can be misled to think that a product is organic when it may not be entirely organic.

Kellogg’s® is a large and powerful food processor. Chances are they have the legal staff necessary to find the loopholes to place "organic" on their Rice Krispies® box.

The processing of food products often removes or destroys ingredients which can be considered healthful. Personally, I have become leery of food products that come in a "box". I have to admit that I still buy a few of these products because I haven’t found better sources. That’s just my two not so shinny pennies worth.
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:59 AM
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i also read on another site that the farmer can have an organic field that is surrounded by non organic and although the runoff from the chemicals boosts the growth he can still be called organic.

change is a moment of opportunity
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