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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby Nom_de_Plume » Jan 31st, 2012, 8:37 pm

I buy local.
I like to look my farmer in the eye, and see my animals or plants growing before I buy
someone sent me this article today
some people might be interested in reading it.
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/01/organic-meat-not-free-of-drug-re.html
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby WeatherWoman » Feb 6th, 2012, 6:35 pm

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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby WeatherWoman » May 12th, 2012, 3:41 pm

It's th time of year that I find it easier to do both. Buy local and organic. Really looking forward to when we can eat home grown produce.
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby WeatherWoman » May 31st, 2012, 7:50 am

In season charts for BC
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby SassySasquatch » Jun 2nd, 2012, 8:46 pm

Where in the world would I find one for Ontario WeatherWoman? :skyisfalling:
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby WeatherWoman » Jun 4th, 2012, 11:34 am

SassySasquatch wrote:Where in the world would I find one for Ontario WeatherWoman? :skyisfalling:



http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/availability.html
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby SassySasquatch » Jun 5th, 2012, 5:09 pm

Thank You very much WeatherWoman for your generous efforts. This Availability guide will be rather useful in the near future.
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby WeatherWoman » Nov 25th, 2012, 4:16 pm

Some BC Products:

Que Pasa Organic Tortilla chips: Richmond
Nature's Path: Richmond

Please add some others!
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby Glacier » Nov 27th, 2012, 1:21 pm

Fresh is Best chips, salsa, and guacamole. Made in Kamloops. Save-on-foods, Coopers, and many other grocery stores carry their stuff. Not sure where they get their ingredients.

Denzel's hot sauce is made in Salmon Arm. He told me that he gets some of his peppers from a BC grower though I can't remember if it was Oliver or Walhachin.
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby WeatherWoman » Nov 27th, 2012, 1:31 pm

So Nice (organic Soy Beverage) http://www.sonice.ca/home out of Burnaby
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby Glacier » Nov 27th, 2012, 1:34 pm

And let's not forget Roger's Foods based out of Armstrong!
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby Nom_de_Plume » Dec 8th, 2012, 6:32 am

Saw this article yesterday, These are some of the concerns I've had with organic certification for several years now. It's basically why I dropped my certified organic status as it seemed to be a huge cash grab with no policing.

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/local-columnists/canada-could-become-food-dumping-ground-12312.html
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby flamingfingers » Dec 8th, 2012, 7:54 am

Nom_de_Plume wrote:Saw this article yesterday, These are some of the concerns I've had with organic certification for several years now. It's basically why I dropped my certified organic status as it seemed to be a huge cash grab with no policing.

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/local-columnists/canada-could-become-food-dumping-ground-12312.html


Nom, this is really no surprise to me or to a lot of folk who have viewed the 'organic' industry as a total scam right from the get go.
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby Thinktank » Dec 10th, 2012, 2:33 pm

what total scam? total means everyone. It's not total.
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Re: Organic VS Local (100 mile diet)

Postby grammafreddy » Dec 10th, 2012, 3:47 pm

Thinktank wrote:what total scam? total means everyone. It's not total.


What part isn't?
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