my question is about organic food versus the food in general supermarkets/shops.
(forenote: I have only been to 2 skeptics in wgtn meetups in last year/s due to my difficult situation/condition.)
in the last skeptics meetup i went to (the planning activism one) i remember someone mentioning organic food as one of their skeptical "woos".
years and years ago i was skeptical of organic food considering it grown in body waste products.
however in the last year(s) i have switched to prefering organic to nonorganic food due to concerns about health (incl balding) and problems with non-organic food :
- farmers spray fruit etc (from the "first spray")
- supermarkets spray the fruit etc to keep it fresh
- growth hormones in pig meat, chicken, etc
However sometimes i have noticed that organic shop food also seems questionable itself, but unfortunately i am not in a situation or condition to be able to have a graden and to grow my own food (or find a "urban farming" or communal garden situation). Organic eggs were the worst of all being very runny. [I buy free range eggs but have found they always seem to be runny with organic the worst, the only ones that aren't so bad are spca uncaged eggs.]
Some organic food definately seems better (eg bananas, some nuts, etc).
anyway after that long explantation my question is just that i'm wondering what that persons &/or other sceptics own views/info on organic (and on non-organic) food is?
Its a pain that there is no organic shop in Upper Hutt (while i am still stuck here) only in Wgtn or LH. Apparrently in UK they have organic sections in supermarkets.
I find it very hard to feel able to buy much food in normal supermarkets and struggling not to be malnourished/deficient/thin. When I saw LH hospital nutritionist they just said "oh well its worse to be not getting enough variety food than the things you are worried about" which annoyed me because its like no one cares about my valid concerns (eg I don't eat tinned/canned food anymore due to cadmium poisoning, etc).