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Poll for research paper, help a brother out!

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  1. Dec 13, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    drjohnson36

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    OK, so I have a research paper I need to finish by Tuesday for my final. I need one more source, and I figured a poll would do. My papers on agricultural sustainability and organic foods. If you have a couple minutes, please help me out, and just answer a few of these questions. All you gotta do is quote this post, and answer the questions below:

    1. Do you eat organic food (yes or no)?

    2. Why or why not?

    3. If you don't eat organic, what would it take for you to eat organic?

    4. If eating organic benefitted family farmers more-so than industrialized farms, would you do it?



    Thank you in advance for your help! I need at least 10 responses to be able to use this in my paper, but as many people that can get in on this as possible would be great!
     
  2. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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  4. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    1. Do you eat organic food (yes or no)?

    Rarely. Mostly no. I have no problem with it, but I will not go to extra lengths to acquire it.


    2. Why or why not?

    It is more costly than processed food. It's health benefits are minor, if existent at all (the research jury is still out on this one). It is less available than processed food. I do not have any food allergies. I am not part of the neo-Green fad that cropped up worldwide over the past 5 years.

    Also, the term organic has been so bastardized by loopholes in marketing legislation as to make it almost meaningless.

    3. If you don't eat organic, what would it take for you to eat organic?

    Better availability mainly. The food does taste better, but it's a pain in the ass to acquire. The cost isn't a big deal.

    4. If eating organic benefitted family farmers more-so than industrialized farms, would you do it?

    No. I would eat organic only if it benefitted unsubsidized farmers more than other types.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    1. Do you eat organic food (yes or no)?
    NO:)

    2. Why or why not?
    Organic products are very expensive where I live and I eat alot:eek: if the price was right I would eat 100% organic

    3. If you don't eat organic, what would it take for you to eat organic?
    After watching the film FOOD INC. Im really starting to think about eating it.Especially those 45 day chickens :puke:

    4. If eating organic benefitted family farmers more-so than industrialized
    I would support the "family farmer" as much as I could and do now I shop at my local farmers market in the summer on sat. mornings great stuff but again pricey:eek:
    Good luck with your paper hope this helps.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    1. Do you eat organic food (yes or no)?

    Yes

    2. Why or why not?

    Less chemicals and processing.

    3. If you don't eat organic, what would it take for you to eat organic?

    I already eat @ 75% organic.

    4. If eating organic benefitted family farmers more-so than industrialized farms, would you do it?

    If you purchase from farms and not stores you tend to get a better price and support your local economy.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    1. Do you eat organic food (yes or no)?

    No

    2. Why or why not?

    Not readily available and costs $$$

    3. If you don't eat organic, what would it take for you to eat organic?

    Cheaper prices. I would prefer to, less chemicals used in growing/pest control

    4. If eating organic benefitted family farmers more-so than industrialized farms, would you do it?

    Definitely. We need to help the little guy more
     
  8. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    1. Do you eat organic food (yes or no)?
    Yes, but not exclusively

    2. Why or why not?
    I believe it is better for me/ I don't eat as muck because of price

    3. If you don't eat organic, what would it take for you to eat organic?
    Lower cost

    4. If eating organic benefitted family farmers more-so than industrialized farms, would you do it?
    yes
     
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    1. Do you eat organic food (yes or no)?
    yes
    2. Why or why not?
    I have 2 children that depend on me and they don't benefit from the chemicals. I also like supporting the local vendors that sell the organic items.
    3. If you don't eat organic, what would it take for you to eat organic?
    n/a
    4. If eating organic benefitted family farmers more-so than industrialized farms, would you do it?
    of course
     
  14. Dec 15, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    Thanks for all the help so far guys, anyone else?
     
  15. Dec 15, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    Same.

    Organic has been played up so much it is like designer food.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    Living in an agricultural community changes your views on things. Organic produce & grains are extremely difficult to produce because of the restrictions that are required to say it is organic, not to mention the possibilities of impure grains because your not using herbicides to kill weeds. Not to mention there's only a couple of stores where getting organic foods consistently and of quality actually happens on a regular basis, making their food extremely expensive. Not exactly conducive to broke ass college students.
     
  17. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    1. Do you eat organic food (yes or no)?
    no

    2. Why or why not?
    college student. its too expensive

    3. If you don't eat organic, what would it take for you to eat organic?
    make it cheaper than non-organic

    4. If eating organic benefitted family farmers more-so than industrialized farms, would you do it?
    no, because i dont have enough money and i still have to pay for my stuff. maybe i would if i had the extra funds
     
  18. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    1. Do you eat organic food (yes or no)?
    No
    2. Why or why not?
    More expensive and no clear benefit
    3. If you don't eat organic, what would it take for you to eat organic?
    If it were priced the same as non-organic I would eat it
    4. If eating organic benefitted family farmers more-so than industrialized farms, would you do it?
    Yes, so long as it does not come at a greater cost to me
     
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