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Monday Teeny Poll

By Glinda

Organic Produce

My question about tattoos elicited some very interesting responses and comments indeed.  A full 58% of respondents said that it would be acceptable for their child to get a tattoo only after the age of 18, and 27% said the child couldn’t get one as long as they still lived at home.  

Most of the comments were not in favor of permanent markings, and I would have to say that I am not really in favor of them either.  However, if my son were to grow up and get one, as long as it wasn’t easily visible I wouldn’t object.  Too strenuously.  But really, once it is done, it’s done so there would be no point getting upset about it.

This week we veer off into the realm of organic food.  Is it the only way to go when feeding a family?  Is it a big moneymaking scam?  I want to know what you  think.









12 Responses to “Monday Teeny Poll”




  1. Liz Says:

    I picked “sometimes” as my best answer. I grow a lot of my own food and I am an organic gardener.




  2. raincoaster Says:

    If I could afford it, I would eat organic almost exclusively. I’ve seen and felt the difference in my own body. Organic packaged foods are ridiculously overpriced, of course, but so are all packaged foods. It’ll do your body the most good if you switch to eating fresh or frozen foods exclusively rather than packaged; to refine and improve further, eat organic. I used to live with a raw vegan chef and, however skeptical one may be (and one was, I assure you) it’s hard to argue with clear skin and an overall feeling of vitality which high-quality nutrients give you.




  3. cheeky Says:

    I don’t really care one way or another, to be honest, which wasn’t an option. I do know that I will never, ever eat organic broccoli again, though. I picked a couple heads up once at the store because the regular kind wasn’t available and only after taking it home, cleaning it in the way one typically does, and popping a few raw pieces into my mouth did I notice that it was absolutely coated in aphids.

    I do not need aphids in my diet.




  4. raincoaster Says:

    They’re crunchy and a very good source of low fat protein, according to my friend. See why I don’t eat everything he tells me!

    Also, be aware that organic food can spoil much quicker than other foods. It’s not true for everything, but for some things it sure is. The solution there is organic soups!




  5. Jennie Says:

    Hey! Free protein! Would you rather have aphids or insecticides with your broc? A few seconds in hot water and the bugs are gone. The chemicals stay.




  6. Phyllis Says:

    Now, is it just me, or does anyone else think that seeing “USDA Organic” on processed food is just about the funniest oxymoron to come along in years?

    Like Liz, we are seriously into organic gardening. Nothing tastes better than food you grow yourself, and you always know exactly where is came from. Our next project will be a few backyard chickens. We live in an urbanized area too.




  7. raincoaster Says:

    Having visited Manila I have to say that urbanized chickens are a great idea, but urbanized roosters, not so much.




  8. Phyllis Says:

    Oh we can’t do roos – our property is not big enough. Not that we’d do that even if we could – no need for *that* hassle. Just hens for eggs and fertilzer for the compost. No meat birds either – that’s a whole other subject!




  9. cheeky Says:

    “Hey! Free protein! Would you rather have aphids or insecticides with your broc? A few seconds in hot water and the bugs are gone. The chemicals stay.”

    Um, insecticides. It took about 5 minutes of scalding hot water and scrubbing to make the aphids go away. Not worth it.




  10. raincoaster Says:

    I’ll say it again: free-range, organic-fed protein! Besides, I wash everything to death, which used to drive my patchouli-scented roomie nuts. He thought it was discrimination against microbials, but when they get the vote I can feel sorry for them. Until then, nevermind.

    Don’t YOUR aphids float? Ours do.




  11. cheeky Says:

    No, these were pernicious little things. They clung on the broccoli fiercely.












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