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Organic or fake?

Answered on April 12, 2017
Created February 13, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Does anyone know if the Stop and Shop brand "Nature's Promise" is truly organic, or is it just a fake corporate attempt to deceive us?

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on February 13, 2012
at 12:26 PM

Organic is a standard, All Natural is a buzzword with no definition. Not that Organic is checked and certified.

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on February 13, 2012
at 03:18 AM

Organic food can definitely be factory farmed as well, most of it likely is! Quality product need not be organic, grass-fed, insert-paleo-buzzword-here...

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Yes, it's a puzzle. I've bought a lot of produce at Safeway labeled organic and it's usually no more tasty than regular stuff. Another area store, though, has produce labeled "local" which is from CA and AZ mostly--organic isn't mentioned--but THAT produce looks, smells and tastes just like the stuff I used to grow when I had gardens! Guess which store I'm buying from now?

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Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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on February 13, 2012
at 03:15 AM

Levels of investigation from least annoying to most annoying/pestering.

-Read back of product label. Trust the claims made by the packaging.

-Google them. Trust website.

-Ask SAD friend. Trust friend.

-Ask Paleo friend. Trust friend.

-Email, or snail mail company. Trust reply.

-Call, ask clerk/slave. Trust reply.

-Call, ask supervisor, manager. Trust reply.

-Visit warehouse/packaging center. Observe.

-Stalk warehouse/packaging center and employees, find out where they source their raw materials.

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on April 12, 2017
at 10:36 AM

I am becoming increasingly suspicious of Stop & Shops organic labeling of fresh fruits and vegetables. Friend of mine a year ago or so was shopping in a Stop & Shop in a prominent Northwestern Connecticut town. He witnessed a Stop & Shop employee putting non organic and organic and organic barcode stickers on produce coming from the same shipping box. The employee was confronted as well as his manager who proceeded to turn beat red in the face. Ever since then I haven't trusted Stop & Shops produce. How simple it is to blindfold the General Public with this bait and switch procedure. Simply frightening!

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on February 13, 2012
at 01:08 PM

I often buy "Nature's Promise" from Giant, it should have the USDA logo "organic" on it, the cauliflower currently sitting in my fridge also has a "certified organic by CCOF" (some California organization) stamp. More often I buy from the farmer's market local produce that is not certified organic but in reality the small farmer's growing practices might be more organic than the certified ones. All farmer's , small and large scale, pay a lot to get certified and then have to follow rules that are often impractical in real life. For example a small dairy farm with a handful of cows on their pasture might not want to be certified because it a) costs a lot of money and b) if one cow does get sick and requires antibiotics or other medication for a short while they will just not use her milk for the time being but if they are certified they would have to stop all business and throw out all milk from all cows for the duration of that one cow's illness. Only larger farms can afford to follow any practices like that. It's usually cheaper and tastier to consume produce/dairy/meat from a small farm where you can check and trust their practices than buy certified. But the "Nature's Promise" label is not a fake, it's officially USDA certified, but often like with my cauliflower from 3000 miles away (my bad, I know).

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on February 13, 2012
at 04:53 AM

I don't think it claims to be organic all the time. If you read the labels closely, then you'll notice that sometimes it's organic and sometimes it just means all natural.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 13, 2012
at 12:26 PM

Organic is a standard, All Natural is a buzzword with no definition. Not that Organic is checked and certified.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 13, 2012
at 01:59 AM

I suspect it's no more or less organic than what other brands/folks make claims for. The 'Organic' label is mostly on the honors system. I'm not willing to pay much of a premium for a promise.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 13, 2012
at 03:18 AM

Organic food can definitely be factory farmed as well, most of it likely is! Quality product need not be organic, grass-fed, insert-paleo-buzzword-here...

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on February 13, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Yes, it's a puzzle. I've bought a lot of produce at Safeway labeled organic and it's usually no more tasty than regular stuff. Another area store, though, has produce labeled "local" which is from CA and AZ mostly--organic isn't mentioned--but THAT produce looks, smells and tastes just like the stuff I used to grow when I had gardens! Guess which store I'm buying from now?

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