(Closed) Slow Death by Rubber Duck.. and other creepy chemical infested things.

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Why do you/don't you buy organic?
    I buy it to keep chemicals out of my body. : (36 votes)
    36 %
    I buy it because it's a popular trend. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I don't buy it because it's expensive. : (35 votes)
    35 %
    I don't buy it because I don't care. (and I'll tell you why it doesn't matter to me..) : (27 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I buy organic when I can afford it, especially edibles that are more likely to have lots of pesticides and are harder to clean those pesticides off/out of (apples are a good example). Some of my beautiy products are organic… again, if I have the money… and they work well.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I buy anything that I can organic. On our farm I grow everything organically, so it would be pretty hypocritical of me to buy non-organic items. 

    Post # 6
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    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I love that website. I hate how much organic costs but the alternative is not safe in most cases.

    It should actually be law that all chemicals that enter our bodies be tested and proven safe before use, rather than having it backward like it is… where the little guy has to sue the huge companies and fight against the most expensive lawyers in the world, to try to prove it’s dangerous and harmed them…after the damage has already been done.

    People are trying to fix this…It’s called the Safe Chemicals Act and is just common sense, IMO.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @OnceUponATime: I grow/sell lots of heirloom plants! So much fun 🙂 The farm used to be a goat dairy (until about 5 years ago) that my great uncle started. DH & I live there now and we’ve been focusing on fixing things up. I want to get a few goats just for fun because I love them, haha. We’re finally getting our chickens and ducks in the spring. A friend had a hawk swoop down and kill a few of their chickens and injure some as well, so I decided I wanted to totally re-do the chicken/duck yards before getting them so we have them covered from above too. We’d love to raise a couple beef cows & some pigs, but we need to do a lot more fixing up before that happens.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t buy organic or actively avoid it – I just pick up what I see first, typically it’s not organic At this moment in my life, I don’t care/think too much into it because there isn’t established evidence that organic is healthier than non-organic. 

    One thing I do often wonder about is the effect of food on early puberty.  It seems like young girls today are developing at a MUCH faster rate than I (and my peers) did.  I was born in 86, so I don’t know if there was a big increase in the use of growth hormones in food products between then and now, but just an observation I see and I always wonder why.  Little kids just look so mature and developed now it shocks me! In school, there was always 1 or 2 kids that developed faster, but that was not the norm.  Now, it seems like the late bloomers are the minority!

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper

    @MrsWBS: depending on the product you’re talking about, there is clear established evidence.  Though again, that approach is backward. We consumers shouldn’t be the long term health test subjects.

    ETA: you’re right and it’s the growth hormones they inject the cows with and we’re getting it in our milk and milk products, mostly… also our meat.

    Post # 10
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    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I buy it when I can source it and access it. Accessability is the more difficult issue at the moment.

    Post # 11
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    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @farawayviolet:  I would assume radioactive contamination is more of a concern for you right now in Japan?

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I buy what I can afford, which unfortunately isn’t a lot right now. We don’t eat packaged food, though. I do what I can.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @joya_aspera:  Which products have solid evidence?  Just curious – I haven’t done much in depth research about it. It generally seems from what I have heard and read that the evidence is pretty split and effects may be very small.  Not to say that won’t change in the future as more research becomes available. 

    Humans are always going to need to be the test subjects with any product geared towards human consumption – whether it be food, drugs, etc.  Unfortuantely, the only way to really know if a product is effective or safe with humans is to test it on humans.

    I think as long as you are buying your food from another source and not growing it/raising it yourself, you will never have any idea what exactly you are putting into your body.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I not only purchase everything organic, but also local and humane.  There is nothing more important than what we put in our mouths and on our skin. 

    It can be very affordable if you are creative and once you kind of learn what to look for.  I always use skin deep website prior to purchasing ANY product.  I love that site!

    Also: carpet, mattresses, bedding, pillows, couches (you get the idea) are treated with terrible chemicals as flame retardants, etc.  If we ever purchase new furniture, it will only be environmentally friendly.

    Organic food is better for you, so is supporting local farmers that care for what they grow in a humane environment.  To me, this is essential and non-negotiable.

    Post # 15
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    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @MrsWBS:  The research is more about ingredients…some of which are very commonly found in many well-known products despite their known health concerns. Are we talking cosmetics, food, or something else? e.g. furniture?

    Post # 16
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    8324 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Basically whilst the term organic is used widely there are no true organic foods due to the fact that  water/land/air is contaminated to some extent (usually not above safe levels deemed by some government authority). Unless the farmers are in a remote area untouched by civilisation.

     

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