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RE: "organic" vegetables?

I am lost- I thought she bought this at a store.... not homegrown.

I am a tad surprised that they didn't attempt to do something about it while
in the store... imagining all the veggies where attacked.


> I don't have an answer for you Auralie, but this is one of the reasons I
> do not grow food.
> Kitty
> -------------- Original message --------------
> > To me, the term "organic" as applied to produce is pretty silly -
> anything
> > that grows in organic, however, I usually choose organically grown
> > produce at the grocery store if it looks reasonably good and isn't too
> > much more expensive than the non-organic.
> > I bought a nice-looking bunch of "organic" broccoli the other day, and
> > started to use some of it raw in a salad. As I began to cut the florets
> > apart, I discovered that it was just riddled with black aphids. Of
> course
> > this confirmed that it had been grown without pesticides, but hey, I
> > don't like black aphids in my salad. I know I could have carefully
> > cleaned it in salt water, as I do with what I grow in my own garden, but
> I
> > was in a hurry, so tossed the whole bunch out. I would like to support
> > the "organic" movement. I really believe in it, and don't use any
> > chemicals in my own garden, but I found this really off-putting. I
> > don't really know the answer.
> > Auralie
> >
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