Surely you’ve seen all of the ads for “Organic” food. Is it overrated? In terms of health benefits, how different is it than other food? On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss the hype behind organic foods via their first trip to Whole Foods Market. They also discuss an update on the Syrian crisis and other issues of note.
Topics discussed include update on the red-light ticket she discussed on Friday’s show, Heit & Cheri’s first time shopping at Whole Foods Market, the definition of “organic food”, the expense of organic food, the expense of eating healthy, differences between organic food and conventional foods, “organic” versus “natural”, whether all genetically modified foods are bad, update on the crisis in Syria, and more!
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- Cheri gives an update on the red-light ticket she discussed on Friday’s show. She explains that when they send you a ticket, they also send a link to video and photos of you supposedly running the light.
- Discussion about Heit & Cheri’s first tiem shopping at Whole Foods Market. It was overpriced and overrated.
- Discussion about the definition of “organic” as it pertains to food.
What does “organic” mean?
Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are 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.
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows:
Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled “organic,” a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.
- Discussion about the expense of organic food.
- Discussion about the expense of eating healthy.
- Discussion about a person who said that it is cheaper to eat healthier than to eat fast food junk.
- Discussion about the differences between organic food and conventional foods, as explained by the Mayo Clinic.
- Discussion about how the organic food grown in other countries cannot event be purchased by the people who grown and till the land–the irony.
- Discussion about the name “organic” versus natural.
- Discussion about the vague language used in these definitions.
- Discussion about someone selling “rainwater”, that is really tap wither run through an RO machine, at Whole Foods.
- Discussion about the half bag of groceries Heit & Cheri obtained for 40 bucks at whole foods.
- Discussion about whether all genetically modified foods are bad.
- Discussion about the impending war on Syria. Russia says that they detected missiles fired in the Mediterranean. It turns out that after the show we learned the U.S> and Israel are test firing missiles in the area.
- Congress will vote and argue today on whether or not to Strike Syria.
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