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Natural groceries that are free of GMOs, pesticides and artificial preservatives

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Grocery Shopping

Is organic chicken worth the price?

This depends on your perceptions of what is valuable. Organic chicken may be worth the extra cash, because...

  • The meat contains no added growth hormones.
  • The chicken was not fed genetically engineered foods.
  • The chicken was not fed antibiotics.
  • The meat was not sprayed with chlorine or ammonia.

Keep in mind though, that organic chicken may not be raised very differently than conventional birds. They can still be fed poultry and cattle by-products, kept in dark warehouses, and abused. It is always best to know your farmer.

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Does honey have a high or low viscosity?

Honey has a high viscosity. Viscosity is a measurement of internal friction or thickness so honey would be more viscous than say water for example.

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Does organic food last long as non organic?

If the food is fresh produce, there is little difference, if any, to how long organic and non-organic food will last. If it is processed food, additives and preservatives in non-organic foods will make them last longer than organic foods.

So, the answer is processed non-organic foods are likely to last longer than organic processed foods because of preservatives added to the non-organic foods.

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Is organic food really safe?

Organic food is safer than non-organic. Organic produce is grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.

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What are the bad points about organic foods?

They are more expensive and can be smaller than chemically grown foods

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Coconut Oil

What is the best brand of virgin coconut oil in Kerala?

NIVARA Virgin Coconut Oil

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Home & Garden
Farm Crops
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If a carrot has 18 chromosomes how many haploids does it have?

A haploid number is half of the diploid number, 18, so the haploid number is 9.

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Kroger
Potatoes

What is the price for new potatoes per pound?

Nipples. Because nipples.

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Food Spoilage
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Can organic butter get rancid?

Yes. Being organic does not give food unnatural properties that would prevent spoilage or rancidity.

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Ecosystems
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Is organic food a viable option for consumers?

Yes, organic food is a viable option for consumers. Organic foods can be more costly, but true organic foods are free of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals. They are also GMO-free unless cross-pollination of nearby GMO crops has occurred, so organic food is definitely a viable option for those who are health conscious.

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Is natural synonymous with organic when it comes to food?

No. Natural ingredients mean the same thing as normal ingredients. In other words, natural ingredients just means that these things originally existed in nature. All food, even processed food, has to originally exist in nature. Organic foods means it was not touched by man-made genetic processes or pesticide processes. All food is natural, some food is organic.

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Dieting and Weight Loss
Fitness

Can you lose weight fast eating organic foods?

It depends on what organic food you choose to eat.

If you eat a healthy balanced diet containing mostly organic fruits and vegetables with daily exercise (minimum 20 minutes a day) your weight will lower.

However, it is not a guarantee to lose weight off of eating organic foods.

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Baking
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Food Safety

Is ammonium bicarbonate healthy?

It isn't necessarily healthy, but it isn't unhealthy. It is safe. It's the raising agent in a variety of foods, such as gingerbread.

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Cooking Equipment
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Is cast iron pans bad for your health?

According to researchers, cast iron pans may actually be better for you than nonstick pans.

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Dairy Management and Production

Does organic milk stay fresh longer?

Only if it is pasteurized at Ultra High Temperature, causing it to stay drinkable for longer. Most containers of organic milk treated this way also have a disclaimer that milk "tastes freshest within 7 days of opening" even if you drink it before the stamped expiration date.

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Nutrition
Energy
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What food has the energy?

Apple

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Does Costco sell organic food?

Yes, Costco sells many different organic foods.

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Dunkin' Donuts

How much does a cookie cost in dunkin' donuts?

99 cent

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Food Safety
The Difference Between

How can you tell the difference between ripe and rotten wild onions?

Rotten ones will be mushy. slimy, and smell like a compost heap.

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Health
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Rice

Is rice a grain?

yes it is

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Why is organic food less healthy?

Organic food is actually healthier than non-organic food because it is produced without chemicals, pesticides, and artificial ingredients.

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Are organically grown foods really healthier than conventionally grown foods?

My humble experience--the pesticides used on produce are generally harmless in regards to humans, ecspecially if you wash/peel them well. I've been VERY ill from organic produce. And yes, I traced back through several days worth of food to pinpoint the culprit (fortunately, I was logging everything). The pathogens contained in manure are killed by pesticides--not so with organic food, and with even vigorous scrubbing and peeling, I still contracted salmonella poisoning. I was rapidly losing fluids from both ends, shaking uncontrollably, falling over when I tried to stand, and unable to keep even water down. I ended up in the er. This is stuff that KILLS in third world countries. It was the worst I've ever felt in my life, and I've suffered broken bones, been thrown from horses, hit by a car, suffered alcohol withdrawal, and given birth.

Considering there is absolutely NO difference in taste or nutritional value, I'm going with a very emphatic 'NOOOO!!!' on this question, though I know the classist, organic/sustainable/whateverthefoodfadistoday elitists will cry 'Oh yes, for xyz fabricated reason!'

I've never once, in my life, been sick from inorganic food. The labelling and marketing for organic food is far too sketchy anyway. My recommendation? Go with what is most cost effective/tastes/feels best to YOU. On the internet, there is always someone willing to back up any stance, even if that stance is that Mother Theresa was an undercover nazi spreading propanda to the world's poverty stricken by whispering pig latin in their ears whilst they slept under her care.

Organically grown foods are generally healthier.

Typically yes, because chemical pesticides aren't used on them. Several pesticides are known to be harmful to humans, but in larger doses than the average consumer is exposed to. However, there is no government standard for "organic," and it's a loosely used term in the US. In much the same way "free range" means chicken aren't in a cage but may be squeezed together in a tiny shed, organic can often mean that less pesticide is used or simply a different kind of pesticide.

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In Australia, and - I believe - New Zealand and the UK there are strict controls over what can be called organic, or - with eggs - free range (where the fowls are allowed to run loose and scavenge, as well as being carefully fed). At night they are usually confined to a roomy, closed barn to roost in order to keep them from predators.

Inspections of these farms are diligent and regular.

I typically use organic produce and free range eggs because I believe in supporting any efforts to avoid pesticides, or caging egg-laying fowls (and I feel better about the chickens!). Frequently I've been asked if the flavour or quality is better than conventionally produced foods, and to be perfectly honest I don't think there's much tangible difference, except in some types of meat.

It's a bit like using expensive salt when the same product is available for half the price - and I'm yet to hear someone say, Hey you've used cheap salt in this sauce!

However, I firmly consider children, from the time they begin solids, should be exposed to as few chemicals in food as possible; this also applies to the widespread habit of spraying chemicals around the home to clean surfaces, 'freshen' the air and so on.

We are seeing more and more cases of chemical allergies, and when children are exposed to various chemicals this can lead to later allergic reactions. And it can do no harm at if we all reduce our chemical intake wherever possible.

I grow some vegetables and herbs, and wouldn't dream of using pesticides on them. Instead I put out occasional snacks for local birds, who repay me by eating pests and, via their digestive systems, planting more food for us.

The fastest-selling eggs in our local supermarket are free range, and pesticide and other chemical-free produce are becoming hugely popular.

And the producers said it couldn't be done! These products have not been available sufficiently long for a proper study into the long-term health benefits, but I'd say better assume they are healthier.

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Cjonb 18:10, 2 Jun 2008 (UTC) I'd disagree. As "organic" has no defined meaning in Food Science (other than the indication that the compound in question contains a carbon atom), it's impossible to say if it's healthier or not. As to pesticides, the title "organic" implies but does not affirm that a food is pesticide free at all. Organic foods may also be thought to be preservative free. In not employing preservatives, one removes a generally harmless chemical and allows for an increase in decompostion, thus potentially rendering the food in question far more dangerous.

Of the sciences, I venture to say that food science is in many ways the toughest to apply in that the application is universal -- we all eat -- but the amount of scientific research is comparatively light (it's hard to get someone to fund a multi-year analysis of the composition of, say, brocolli) and the field abounds with variables (e.g. nutrient content in grown vegetables) and with non-specific terms (e.g. "organic").

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The term organic is very specific in those countries where this farming practice is policed diligently. Organicdefines foods grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or hormones. There have been problems in countries where this definition is part of a stringent procedure which must be followed in order to be allowed to use the term in marketing, when neighbouring farmers' pest control products have spread to a nearby organic farm. Because produce is tested regularly, this can cause a farmer to lose their permit to use the term.

Check with your local food authority to discover how the regulations apply in your area.

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While it may be true that organic farming is regulated, it does not mean by any means that it makes it healthier. Just because a chemical is permitted for use in organic farming (for example: copper, sulfur, nicotine, cyanide) it does NOT mean it is better for consumption or for the environment. If someone says this, he is either lying, selling something or simply ignorant.

It is however true that by comparison today organic produce has FEWER pesticide residues but not nessecerily healthier residues!

As the consumer market is increasingly more aware of the use of pesticides and demanding its reduction, it is forcing many farmers to look for alternative methods, which is generally a good trend and may even result in healthier produce than organic farming. Although we are not quite there yet, we are heading in that direction.

For those of you into environmental issues, here's a little something to think about: If we were to gather and compost all the organic human waste in the world and spread it evenly over farmed areas, we would get less than a cubic meter of compost per dunam (1000 sqm) per year, while organic farming consumes 6-25 cubic meters of compost per dunam per year! One can easly see that in organic farming one needs 5-24 dunams of non-organic farming to give up their share of compost... not very sustainable now, is it?

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While organic farming may appear to be environmentally friendly one must first consider the full benefits of conventional farming using chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

The truth is that organic farming is far more costly, and produces less food and fibre per unit of land. Therefore if a significant proportion of farmers converted to growing crops organically we would need to utilise much greater areas of land and water resources to produce the same quantity of food. Resulting in the need to clear more native vegetation, divert more water from the environment and be forced to grow crops on marginal land.

The reality is that Earth would be unable to sustain its current population at current living standards without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

In addition, many consumers when buying produce will often discard fruit with cosmetic damage caused by insects or other pests which may have no effect on the actual taste.

While there are clear disadvantages for pesticides there are also some advantages that many people do not realise. For example, farmers wishing to grow wheat can spray herbicides to kill weeds, etc. and then plant ("direct drill") into the dead stubble. Organic farming would require cultivation and ploughing the soil, which has significant disadvantages such as loss of moisture, rapid breakdown of organic matter, destruction of soil structure and increased fuel costs required for machinery operation.

It may be true that organically grown foods may be healthier than conventionally grown foods. There are many issues and problems with conventional agriculture; however, in most cases the benefits generally outweigh the disadvantages.

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What is a good website to buy organic spices?

There are so many of them out there, but if you want to buy in bulk there's a company that sells online called Aromatica Organics. I buy bulk turmeric from them as it helps with my arthritis. I also have high blood pressure so I use their salt free seasoning in place of salt. I used to use Ms. Dash, but this stuff tastes so much better and its organic. Good luck with your search. Their website is http://www.buyaromatica.com I'm sure if you do a Google search for organic spices some other sites will come up!

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Is nitric oxide healthy?

Nitric oxide is important to a certain extent to ensure organs like the liver has sufficient blood supply. Excess amounts, however, is as healthy as cyanide and can result in vascular collapse and tissue toxicity.

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What is the word carrot in spanish?

zanahoria

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