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Onemunki says: We live in a world of genuine tragedy, starvation and terror. So, after hearing stories of cruise line passengers complaining at the air conditioning breaking down, what stories of sheer single-minded self-pity get your goat?

(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 12:00)
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"I only eat organic, you can taste the difference you know"
Oh shut up, you pretentious, misguided, self deluded knit-your-own-wholewheat-pasta fucks.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 22:46, 8 replies)
I like to tell them,
after you get used to the coli-forms from the organic manure they use for fertilizer it's all good. But the first time, let me tell you, I was shitting blood and throwing up pus for three days.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 0:09, closed)
^this^ very much so.
Everyone knows we are supposed to wash our veg but there are a hard core out there who think that running a carrot under the tap will contaminate its purity with the chlorine in the water or some such.
Organic veg can constitute a serious public health risk if not handled carefully.

A vet who I worked with in the UK told me he was wary of eating organic produced chicken after what he'd seen too.

But you know, all this is academic because "organic just tastes better"
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 0:51, closed)
I was in a Brazilian sugar mill once
they had a line packing 2kg bags of sugar. They also had a line packing 1kg boxes of organic sugar.

The carboard for the organic sugar was recycled, and was printed with green lettering.

There was one conveyor feeding both hoppers in the packing plant.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 9:43, closed)
Well I hope they were getting double the price for their trouble.
Sugar is often "organic" in its production anyway, they were being smart.
It's a good example of the thinking though.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 12:51, closed)
Of course they were.
The 1kg organic stuff cost more than the 2kg of 'normal' stuff.

It wasn't remotely organic of course. The cane is unchecked, it was 100% guaranteed grown using fertilizer.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 13:40, closed)
I have never tasted any difference except with celery...
The normal one tasted like chemicals and ugh. But then again it was from Morrisons who I suspect hide vegetables before selling them for the exact amount of time to mean they go off as soon as you get them out of the bag and in to your fridge.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 9:58, closed)
But celery tastes like it does because it's packed full of poison
to deter anything from eating it.

And "chemicals"? What does that mean? It's so unspecific. Much veg is washed in the packing plant in a water bath with chlorine in it and then packed. I doubt that anyone could tell that the celery had been treated with a pesticide/fungicide because that would have been done during the growing process and long before it was picked.

Now I could be wrong but the science bit says that the amount of chemical present in the flesh of plants like celery is in the minuscule parts per million concentrations that humans are unable to detect if it's there at all.

Still, Morrisons.... as you say...
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 12:49, closed)
organic is normal food...
with 25-100% on the price and allegedly recycled packaging. Made to screw money out of trendy tofu-eating bedwetting Guardian-reading tree-huggers in Chelsea who'd run a mile if shown what veg looks like when it's just come out the ground.
Buy from local farms and cut out the middlemen completely!
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 10:03, closed)

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