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akebono62

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Report this Jul. 17 2009, 10:06 am

Quote (loveroftrekmen @ July 16 2009, 11:12 pm)
Walmart produce or fruit just sounds nasty. If it is anything like WinCo then stay away. ¿It is neither organic or local, so it rode in a freezer truck. ¿Losing nutrients and coated with chemical for preservation. ¿WinCo's always have little bugs flying around their produce too. ¿Ugh! ¿I couldn't imagine eating their stuff. :sick:

You're generalizing, lotm.

The WinCo we go to is about as clean as I've ever seen and they usually have produce from within 50 -150 miles or so of the store.

The same is true of most of the produce at Sam's Club- our Wal-Mart is in the process of expanding to accommodate produce- with the possible exception of tomatoes, which can come from local sources or may be as far away as Mexico-140 miles away- depending on the season. That is still way within most definitions of local.

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Report this Jul. 17 2009, 11:23 am

Quote (Kdbtrekkin @ July 16 2009, 9:15 pm)
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Quote (Kdbtrekkin @ July 16 2009, 4:34 pm)
Walmart mostly, it's cheap, then Kingsoopers or Safeway, as they are closer.

Whole foods if I want healthy but more expensive.

or I can go to the asian sector on Alameda.

but can't do much at once, I only have a bicycle and backpack, sucks sometimes, but I'll get a car eventually either this year or next.

I haven't been to the Asian stores over there in ages!! ?If I remember right it must have been either 1979 or 1980 ?:p

Maybe I'll have to look some up online and try to stop on the 29th.

Well there's the center at Alameda and Federal. and theres a big grocery store, I believe at Tejon and Alameda.

OoooOOOo, thanks!  I'll try and check them out ;)

loveroftrekmen

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Report this Jul. 17 2009, 5:31 pm

Quote (akebono62 @ July 16 2009, 11:06 am)
Quote (loveroftrekmen @ July 16 2009, 11:12 pm)
Walmart produce or fruit just sounds nasty. If it is anything like WinCo then stay away. ?It is neither organic or local, so it rode in a freezer truck. ?Losing nutrients and coated with chemical for preservation. ?WinCo's always have little bugs flying around their produce too. ?Ugh! ?I couldn't imagine eating their stuff. :sick:

You're generalizing, lotm.

The WinCo we go to is about as clean as I've ever seen and they usually have produce from within 50 -150 miles or so of the store.

The same is true of most of the produce at Sam's Club- our Wal-Mart is in the process of expanding to accommodate produce- with the possible exception of tomatoes, which can come from local sources or may be as far away as Mexico-140 miles away- depending on the season. That is still way within most definitions of local.

Ok, maybe its just up here in the NW.  Every time I go into Winco, I see produce from Texas, California, Mexico, and south america.  They also don't have an organic section, so all teh food is coating in chemicals that are hard on your stomach and digestive processes.  (hence the rise in GERD).

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Report this Jul. 17 2009, 5:35 pm

Quote (loveroftrekmen @ July 17 2009, 2:31 pm)
Quote (akebono62 @ July 16 2009, 11:06 am)
Quote (loveroftrekmen @ July 16 2009, 11:12 pm)
Walmart produce or fruit just sounds nasty. If it is anything like WinCo then stay away. ?It is neither organic or local, so it rode in a freezer truck. ?Losing nutrients and coated with chemical for preservation. ?WinCo's always have little bugs flying around their produce too. ?Ugh! ?I couldn't imagine eating their stuff. :sick:

You're generalizing, lotm.

The WinCo we go to is about as clean as I've ever seen and they usually have produce from within 50 -150 miles or so of the store.

The same is true of most of the produce at Sam's Club- our Wal-Mart is in the process of expanding to accommodate produce- with the possible exception of tomatoes, which can come from local sources or may be as far away as Mexico-140 miles away- depending on the season. That is still way within most definitions of local.

Ok, maybe its just up here in the NW. ¿Every time I go into Winco, I see produce from Texas, California, Mexico, and south america. ¿They also don't have an organic section, so all teh food is coating in chemicals that are hard on your stomach and digestive processes. ¿(hence the rise in GERD).

Don't they just brominate or irradiate these days?

loveroftrekmen

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Report this Jul. 17 2009, 5:36 pm

Nope they still cover in that wax.  They still use pesticides and other chemicals that for one are not healthy to us to eat and two leech into our water systems.

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Report this Jul. 17 2009, 5:38 pm

Quote (loveroftrekmen @ July 16 2009, 6:36 pm)
Nope they still cover in that wax. ¿They still use pesticides and other chemicals that for one are not healthy to us to eat and two leech into our water systems.

Everyone uses chemicals and pesticides.

akebono62

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Report this Jul. 17 2009, 5:43 pm

A lot of those practices are being eliminated for the reasons you cite.

I neglected to mention more prominent use of nitrogen and corn oil based polymers(?) to coat food items and that degrade completely with the application of water.

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Report this Jul. 17 2009, 5:54 pm

I agree that those are being used, but when they are biodegradeable and such they are labeled or in teh organic section.

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Report this Jul. 17 2009, 6:09 pm

Quote (loveroftrekmen @ July 17 2009, 2:54 pm)
I agree that those are being used, but when they are biodegradeable and such they are labeled or in teh organic section.

They're also used with imports and some short shelf-life items regardless of organic status.

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Report this Jul. 17 2009, 11:49 pm

As long as the sprays used are biodegradable and digestible without health implications they can labeled organic.

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Report this Jul. 19 2009, 8:47 am

I've not long returned from Waitrose... in Dubai! :whatthe:

They call it Spinneys here.

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Report this Jul. 19 2009, 11:50 am

Food Lion - Primarily for everything.

Bi-Lo - Sometimes for good sales.

Wal-Mart - Occasionally.

Harris Teeter - Has to be a great sale, otherwise it is a little too expensive for regular visits.

Sam's Club Warehouse - Once in a blue moon. This store can get expensive quick since you have to buy in bulk.

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