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Wanted: Safe, Healthy Food, Even If People Think I'm Stepping Into Crazyville!

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If the food you purchase from your local grocery store has spouted horns and started to spin 360 degrees while spewing flesh burning chemicals and demonically chanting, "Red Rum, RED RUMMMM!" at you...then you should definitely beat it over the head with a blunt object and step over into the angelic organic light.

These are the reasons why I make it my business to buy organic at all costs: http://www.greenwala.com/profiles/2096-Bob-Kurz/blog/1608-Wanted-Safe-Healthy-Food-Even-If-People-Think-I-m-Stepping-Over-Into-Crazyville

Are you as loopy as I am?

Should cautious eating be considered a mental illness?

Considering how dangerous our mainstream food supply has become, isn't this simply just a form of self-preservation?
 
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Having lived around the world including many years in India where the idea of food safety has yet to be imported I have trouble getting quite so excited. When out of familar places in while India I did eat vegetarian due to the lack of refrigeration. 

As far as I am concerned much of the hue and cry is over either nothing or not much. Meat being an exception to the previous statement. My father raised cattle for sale and years back, maybe in the 50's, he took a tour of the Amour Star packing plant in Portland, OR. He didn't eat hot dogs the rest of his life - some 45 years so I guess one can deduce his observations at even that time.

To me, the whole GMO thing is strange. Does anyone think they can go to a market and buy a vegetable, grain or fruit that is not genetically modified or cloned? Even the so called 'old' or 'heirloom' varieties have been selected and bred for improvements over many years. The methods of modifying the plants are changing but the concept and actions have been with us for a very long time - hundreds of years.

All fruit trees that I know of and certainly all commercial fruits are either grafts, budded or otherwise cloned. 

A natural grain would not produce enough to feed anyone - let alone the world today. 
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I really appreciate your response on this topic (as with so many others you've shared in this forum) -- your feedback is always thoughtful, interesting and it often makes me chuckle a little, too. 

You mentioned the Amour hot dog plant...and like your father swearing off hot dogs, I have also done the same but all it took was reading an expose on what goes on behind the scenes in the industry. I don't want to crush everyone else's potential enjoyment of this most American of foods, but I think that those foreign meat sticks should be banned. There's even a group in the process of suing 4 major hot dog manufacturers on the East coast due to their belief that the nitrates within cause cancer and have been responsible for multiple cases in the area.

Personally, I think that our food supply is riddled with nasty little secrets that we'd be horrified to learn about. I'm one of those people who is maybe just a liiiiiiittle too "nervous nelly"...I'd probably become an unwitting anorexic if I really dug deeper than I currently am.
 
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