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Are organic foods really better for you?

Are organic foods really better for you?

The short and quick answer to this question is a resounding yes! According to HelpGuide.org, organic food is often fresher. Fresh food tastes better. Organic food is usually fresher when eaten because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer. Organic produce is often (but not always, so watch where it is from) produced on smaller farms near where it is sold. Fresh food is more likely to be better for you because it does not have bacteria or deteriorating happening to it yet. It is fresh and ripe.

Another reason organic foods are better for you is that it contains fewer pesticides. HelpGuide.Org explains, organic produce contains fewer pesticides. Pesticides are chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides. These chemicals are widely used in conventional agriculture and residues remain on (and in) the food we eat. The products include fewer of these harmful byproducts and that counts for something. It is healthier for you, for sure, to have less intake of chemicals used to kill insects, for instance.

Not only that, but organic farming is also good for the environment. Organic farming is better for the environment. Organic farming practices reduce pollution (air, water, soil), conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. In addition, organic farming is better for birds and small animals as chemical pesticides can make it harder for creatures to reproduce and can even kill them. Farming without pesticides is also better for the people who harvest our food.

What about animals that are raised organically? They are also good for you! Organically raised animals are NOT given antibiotics, growth hormones, or fed animal byproducts. The use of antibiotics in conventional meat production helps create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. This means that when someone gets sick from these strains they will be less responsive to antibiotic treatment. Not feeding animal byproducts to other animals reduces the risk of mad cow disease (BSE). In addition, the animals are given more space to move around and access to the outdoors, both of which help to keep the animals healthy. The more crowded the conditions, the more likely an animal is to get sick. Moreover, organic meat, dairy products, and eggs are produced from animals that are fed organic feed and allowed access to the outdoors. They must be kept in living conditions that accommodate the natural behavior of the animals. Ruminants must have access to pasture. Organic livestock and poultry may not be given antibiotics, hormones, or medications in the absence of illness; however, they may be vaccinated against disease. Parasiticide (a substance or agent used to destroy parasites) use is strictly regulated.

So, it is more humane to the animals and eliminates hormones and dangerous chemicals being part of the animals’ diet. That’s another healthy aspect of organic food.

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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee, Colombia Medium, 3- Count Packets (Pack of 6) Review

The specs of ‘Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee, Colombia Medium, 3- Count Packets (Pack of 6)’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Starbucks (2010-08-11)
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6×4.1×1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds


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“Expiration dates – Seriously, ignore them.”

A lot of people have been posting about the near-expired dates on the coffee. First, I'd like to mention that this product is intentionally labeled to have a really short shelf-life, and not to ensure freshness.The funny thing about expiration…Read more

“They actually got the original flavor into these tiny packages!”

This is a miniature wonder I keep at work. How they managed to replicate the original Starbuck's flavor–dark, over-the-top rich roast, I don't know. But I swear it's the same as buying a fresh cup during your morning commute. Most of the oils are…Read more

“Yum! Tastes like fresh-brewed Starbucks… hot or iced… so convenient”

PIcked it up after tasting it in the store, and have been enjoying it all week. Cannot be any easier — no cleaning the coffee machine anymore, yeaaaah! Hot water, dump it in, and mmmm…. and I normally HATE any instant coffee. This is unlike any…Read more

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Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter Review

The specs of ‘Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Keurig
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7×2.7×2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1 pounds

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“Cheap like me? Yeah, you’re gonna like this too…”

Being frugal (all right, cheap) by nature, I held off on buying a single-serve coffeemaker until I could find one I liked that offered a reusable filter. When Keurig came out with the B-40 Elite, a handsome, reasonably priced unit, and announced that it…Read more

“Here’s a tip for stronger coffee”

After reading many reviews about the problems with the My K-Cup and experimenting on my own, I have found an easy solution to the problem of weak coffee using this filter. As others have noted, the water goes through the My K-Cup way too fast as compared…Read more

“Found a way to fix the issue with water splashing everywhere.”

So I bought this filter, installed it, and when I made my first cup of coffee water splashed everywhere and I got a ton of coffee grounds in my coffee. After playing with it for a while and wasting almost 10 cups of coffee, I finally figured out how to…Read more

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Crystal Clear Glass K-Cup Storage Holder Drawer by DecoBros® Review

The specs of ‘Crystal Clear Glass K-Cup Storage Holder Drawer by DecoBros®’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Deco Brothers
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4×13.3×3.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds

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“Morning coffee”

Morning coffee just got a whole lot easier with this Keurig K-cup organiser. I have been wanting one for months since I saw them in Bed, Bath & Beyond, but got a better price here on Amazon. Made of metal mesh welded/soldered over a metal frame, both…Read more

“Practical and counter saving – LOVE it!”

I have limited counter space, so when I saw this drawer, I thought it would be perfect. It is. We love it. Since my husband and I drink a lot of coffee, the 36-count drawer holds a our coffee machine and (almost) a weeks-worth of K cups. It has a nonskid…Read more

“Holds more than 36!”

I'm happy with this purchase. Sturdy enough to hold the Keurig. I also found that if you flip every other K-cup upside down, you will be able to fit more than 36 K-cups in the drawer.Read more

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Hershey’s Holiday Miniatures Assortment (Hershey’s, Mr. Goodbar & Krackel), 11-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4) Review

The specs of ‘Hershey’s Holiday Miniatures Assortment (Hershey’s, Mr. Goodbar & Krackel), 11-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4)’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Hershey’s (2011-02-09)
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6×8.6×3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds

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“hershey’s”

love these little hershey bars was fresh and on sale what are the odd will order again when they go back on saleRead more

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Hostess Twinkies – 10 Individually Wrapped Cakes – 13.5oz (Original) Review

The specs of ‘Hostess Twinkies – 10 Individually Wrapped Cakes – 13.5oz (Original)’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Hostess
  • Product Dimensions: 0x0x0 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0 pounds

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“Rip Twinkie. We will miss you”

These are the last of em' so enjoy them while they last. I never did get to try the chocolate stuffed ones.I enjoyed deep fried Twinkies I had in Las Vegas once which was a great treat but once in a blue moon. Had to hit the gym hard the next day.Read more

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De Cecco Farfalle, 16 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 5) Review

The specs of ‘De Cecco Farfalle, 16 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 5)’ are:

  • Manufacturer: De Cecco (2010-02-27)
  • Product Dimensions: 15.1×10.5×7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.9 pounds

Here are some REAL customer reviews:

“Best – very best taste of REAL Italian pasta”

Never ever again I will purchase any other pasta. I did not imagine that there can be so much different in taste, but it is. De cecco pasta, especially the Farfalle are the BEST. Try them and love them for the rest of your life.Read more

“The Best Pasta!”

I love De Cecco pastas. They cook up al dente and have a nice toothsome texture.Worth the extra money for the superior quality.Read more

“Best used when making a recipe with pasta in it.”

This pasta tends to remain more than al dente. So I do NOT recommend it for a straight pasta dish, but DO recommend it when used as an element in recipes that require pasta in them and that require further cooking.The saving grace of this particular…Read more

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Almond Joy Pieces, 10-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 4) Review

The specs of ‘Almond Joy Pieces, 10-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 4)’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Almond Joy (2010-10-08)
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1×6.9×2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds

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“Yummy”

Very good, much better than the coconut flavored M&Ms (that don't even contain coconut). These have a candy shell, some chocolate, and actual coconut flakes inside.Read more

“Amazing!”

I think these are very pricey – even the Amazon pricing is more than where I found them yesterday. Fortunately I had a coupon for them so I decided to try them.Cost aside – OMG! They are so good! The little brown pieces have actual pieces…Read more

“Perfect name – Almond Joy Pieces”

I love these,they are not easy to find for-sale in the storesDo Not confuse these with “M&M Coconut”These are MUCH BETTERAlmond joy pieces taste wonderfulI would recommend themI like them because they have tiny shreds…Read more

Kirkland Signature Roast Beef 4 Cans Review

The specs of ‘Kirkland Signature Roast Beef 4 Cans’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Kirkland Signature
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5x4x4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds

Here are some REAL customer reviews:

“Excellent Emergency Provisions.”

Here in California, we have an ongoing threat with natural disasters, and I'm thinking specifically of earthquakes. All electricity, natural gas, most communications and transportation could be out of order for unspecified times and It is advised that the…Read more

“Tender Chunks”

Here's the content for this product:Beef, Beef Broth, Salt, Modified Food Starch, and Sodium Phosphates.12 ounces; recommended serving size: 2 ounces; servings per can: about 4 (that recommendation probably takes the presence of the liquid…Read more

Hormel Roast Beef & Gravy, 12-Ounce Cans (Pack of 6) Review

The specs of ‘Hormel Roast Beef & Gravy, 12-Ounce Cans (Pack of 6)’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Hormel
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1×7.8×4.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds

Here are some REAL customer reviews:

“Great food storage item”

If you live in any area prone to disaster, this can be a life saver. If you're without power for a few weeks in an ice storm and you can't get to the grocery store, what's in your freezer won't help you. If you can boil water for some egg noodles, throw…Read more

“The Product Has Changed Over The Years”

In the past a can of roast beef was really filled with roast beef; one had to pry it out with a fork. This product seems to be a minimal amount of roast beef and a maximal amount of brown gravy. As a point of curiosity I called Hormel and asked them about…Read more

“Pretty good and very convenient”

I was surprised to find this a very decent and good tasting (for canned) roast beef. Pretty much like what you get at the local diner. My son liked it as well. We had it with rice and it made a good meal. It's good over bread and in the usual ways…Read more

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