(Closed) Vent: There is no food at the grocery store!?

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Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2002

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@UpstateCait:  Me too.  🙂

Had coffee with a sugar donut for breakfast. Then slim jims for snacks, and McD’s double cheeseburger and fries for lunch.  I love my poison!  🙂

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yeah, its pretty ridiculous to say there’s “no food” when modern groceries stores have eliminated the problem of “no food” for billions of people.

I eat local/organic as much as possible, but I’m not militant about it.  There’s no joy in food if you’re constantly refusing to eat what’s around you.  I think its more effective* to explain the benefits of organic food rather than attacking “poisonous” GMOs.

*and approachable

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@KatyElle:  whoa avatar change,  not allowed!

 

I shop at 4 different grocery stores / markets to get what I want and they aren’t all convenient.  I think food awareness is trending in the wake of pink slime and the like,  hopefully major chains will be incorporating more organic “whole foods” onto their shelves.  All that aside; I really don’t understand the necessity of calling what most people eat poison?  There are some really good discussions that could be had about GMO food and the organic movement,  but that type of hyperbole isn’t going to get you there.

Post # 52
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Sugar bee

Whoa, why are people really down on the OP? It’s getting snarky in here, phew. I know that we all understand what she’s trying to say so please, a little niceness please. To the OP, I used to live in a place that didn’t even have fresh vegetables and sometimes the yogurt was about 2-3 weeks expired. Ugh.

Post # 53
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Honey bee

Well, I’m as yay-organic as the next person, but you can’t really expect every small grocer to cater to that. Just go somewhere else known for their healthier selections.

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Omg I didnt realise this OP was the same as almost died from swirving. My friend did almost die around the same day and I was extremely insulted by a post that was nothign really. 

Ive had food sensitivity blood work done (which I know isnt 100% accurate) and came out with 70 out off 200 foods being not good in my system. Potatoes, corn, rice, all animal dairy but water buffalo make me sick but due to where I live and the type of residence I live in you just got to suck it up and do your best. Ya it sucks not having everything 2 minutes away but your still close. We own our own company and work 12 hour days 7 days a week so having a 4 hour round trip drive to the grocery store utterly sucks but you just do it and stock up which meens closing the shop and possibly not getting a pay check that week. We have a small grocery store near by but its very limited even in produce and meat (only red and green peppers instead of also having orange and yellow, only 2 kinds of apples instead of 7 like in the big towns and cities). I think really there are people of which in remote areas cant get enough decent food to sustain a healthy diverse diet but if your anywere with a population of over 5 thousand your fine.

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

[comment moderated for personal attack]

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I don’t think anybody is judging you for trying to be healthy. People were reacting to your extremely judgemental tone, and implication that pretty much everybody else eats  crap. 

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@naturalysam:  Omg I didnt realise this OP was the same as almost died from swirving. My friend did almost die around the same day and I was extremely insulted by a post that was nothign really.


Are you referencing her post about hydroplaning or am I missing something here? Sorry to hear about your friend, but that’s sort of insensitive of you to say and really not related to this topic at all from what I can see, unless I totally missed something o_O

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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@MrsFuzzyFace:  Nobody is judging you, you’re the one telling everyone that normal foods are poison. [Post moderated for snark/personal attack]

Post # 60
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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@teabiscuit:  This.

Post # 61
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@MrsFuzzyFace:  I don’t think that eating Girlfriend, vegan, organic, or whatever else is bad. I think your tone is what set a lot of people off. Your tone sounded elitist – which you may have not meant. Plus, as a person who does not eat organic, and does eat things with HFCS, I was insulted that you were insinuating that I DO eat “poison”. No, I eat food that is easily accessible and healthy. Sure it’s not the healthiest thing out there, but it’s FAR from poison.

Post # 62
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree with PPs.  There are foods that I am allergic too, in the tongue swelling, throat closing type of allergy.  I still refer to them as foods.

Most things are poisonious if taken in a large enough dose.  That doesn’t mean all of those things are non-foods.

Post # 63
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2002

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@teabiscuit:  +1

that’s why i responded the way i did.  if you had mentioned in your original post that you have issues with eating certain foods, it would be different.  i think more posters would be understanding. but you come across as if you are better for eating a certain way.  some people can’t afford to eat organic.  it doesn’t mean they are poisoning their bodies.

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