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EmilyS
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Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 10:52 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since the FDA passed the law that Auxigro could be used on organic produce Iíve had a bitter opinion about organic foods. I donít see how with the current laws we have that organic is any better than regular produce. I do buy several items that are organic because they have a cleaner label (ketchup, canned tomatoes, etc.) but haven't switched the produce I buy at the store. I've just found brands that I don't react to and stick with them.

I keep our vegetable garden organic and feel best about that decision but I'm riding the fence for foods at the store.

What are your thoughts on organic foods? Are they better for us with the diet we have? Any book recommendations on this topic?
Dianne
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Posted on Sunday, June 07, 2009 - 12:08 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is the most current thing I could find on Auxigro?

http://www.truthinlabeling.org/AreThey.html

"Are they still spraying monosodium glutamate on crops?

The good news! We've been told that Emerald BioAgriculture has stopped producing AuxiGro WP Wettable Powder for sale in the United States. AuxiGro--the crop spray that contains more than 30% processed free glutamic acid (MSG). We hope it's true.

Is it or isn't it off the market? In January, 2008, AuxiGro was still registered by the EPA for a variety of uses. And even if AuxiGro is no longer being produced for sale in the U.S., farmers may still be using some from their supply.

Could it be that information provided by our Web page discouraged farmers from using it? Could it be it didn't live up to expectations? Could it be that it has been killing off bees? Or could it be that the monosodium glutamate used in AuxiGro had toxic effects on crop seed germination and root elongation such as that described in the Liu, Zhou, Guo article. It sure would be fun to know.

The bad news! AuxiGro is being sold and used outside of the United States. We know it's being used on wine grapes in Europe, but we haven't been able to tie down just where. Intrachem Bio International SA, Geneva, Switzerland, the AuxiGro distributor we corresponded with by e-mail, stopped corresponding with us before they answered our questions."

I don't have a book to recommend, but in my opinion organic foods will always be the best way to go.
EmilyS
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Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 7:36 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Dianne. That is great news for Auxigro- atleast one step in the right direction!

Our garden is getting bigger each year, it has been wonderful eating fresh strawberries without an ounce of anything but a little dirt on them. We'll keep expanding our garden and look into organic a little more. Thank you!
Faith
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Posted on Monday, July 13, 2009 - 8:40 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I saw an organic spray recently that used msg in it. They listed the ingredients on their website because they were selling it to people. I'd hope it's a rare one!
kari
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Posted on Monday, July 13, 2009 - 9:11 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For the most part I eat mostly organic foods...because many contain fewer ingredients. Some still say "natural flavors" and I notice a lot of them rely a lot on soy proteins etc. but I read lables carefully and do better with organic. I can handle Horizon American cheese very well. Any other packaged American cheese I cannot handle. Most importantly is the organic half and half in my coffee (its the one thing I can't give up...my coffee). Half and Half had been the main culprit with MSG for me, because of serious IBS I barely ate for a while...and when I did it was foods that man couldn't mess with or did so sparingly. I couldn't understand why I still felt lousy! The only consistent thing was half and half...after finding out glutamate was my problem I read the ingredients on everything including half and half....and regular half and half has carageenan in it. Organic does not. I have been IBS free ever since I learned about my MSG issues.
Deb A.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 9:19 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for sharing that, Kari. My IBS was caused by MSG, too.
kristy
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Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 8:11 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mine too...Now even when I slip up and get a reaction IBS is not part of it.

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