Organic food spoils faster, due to lack of preservatives, right/ So if one decid

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  1. Andromeda10 profile image67
    Andromeda10posted 13 years ago

    Organic food spoils faster, due to lack of preservatives, right/ So if one decides to "Go Organic", do they need to shop every other day to keep unrotton food in the house?

  2. kerryg profile image82
    kerrygposted 13 years ago


    In fact, the pasteurization process used on organic milk and dairy products causes them to last LONGER than conventional products.

    Organic fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, canned products, frozen products, and dry goods do not differ significantly in their shelf life compared to conventional products.

    Just pay attention to poll dates and you'll be fine.

  3. Eaglswin profile image57
    Eaglswinposted 13 years ago

    Yes, you may want to shop frequently. Also green bags work!

  4. BarbH918 profile image60
    BarbH918posted 13 years ago

    Organic food lasts longer. What you don't realize is that produce that's trucked in to your grocery store from across the country has been gased, treated, sprayed, waxed - you name it. It's already decomposing when you buy it. Go organic, buy the green bags - use it fresh. Why would you want to buy something and keep it in the refrigerator for two weeks anyway. Buy what you need.

  5. MikeNV profile image68
    MikeNVposted 13 years ago

    You are kind of missing the point of "organic" it's not about preservatives, it's about pesticides.  Preservatives are usually used in processed canned or boxed foods.  Yes they are sometimes used on fresh produce as well.  Certain fruits and vegetables will absorb pesticide residue more than others.  Anti Organic people like to argue that there is no "evidence" that Organic is healthier.  But the reason is it's nearly impossible to devise a long term human health study.  Does it make sense to consume pesticide when you don't have to?  A lot of Organic Food is grown locally so it doesn't have to ship as far.  There is not a good way to tell how long a tomato has been on your grocers shelf.  So your statement isn't really valid.  Eat the best food you can.  I buy food about once every 10 days.

  6. 2uesday profile image68
    2uesdayposted 12 years ago

    I grow my own fruit and vegetables by organic methods... I pick the crops when they are ripe when I need them. If there is a glut I try to use them in ways that preserves them - freeze them or make sauces and compotes to freeze.
    The tomatoes, salad, potatoes that I have from the allotment stay fresher for longer than the supermarket purchased items.

  7. Marie Flint profile image77
    Marie Flintposted 7 years ago

    One thing I'd like to point out in your question is that the term "organic" involves balanced soil. If the soil isn't balanced with a host of healthy organisms, including earthworms, food from it isn't truly organic, even if it is naturally grown without chemicals or pesticides. When a fruit or vegetable is truly organic, it does not rot; rather, it simply dehydrates and shrivels. If you're organically grown food is rotting, it means it wasn't balanced to begin with, even if was grown naturally.

  8. The Examiner-1 profile image60
    The Examiner-1posted 7 years ago

    You can can separate it into meal size portions and store in sontainers or freezer bags and place in freezer. This way will last a little longer and not spoil all at once if any goes bad.


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