So let’s consider organic food and how it might rate on the “healthy” scale.
I think organic is overrated but sure makes people feel better about themselves.
Go to them boutique grocery places, eschew eating at Mickey D’s, reject red meat, eat fish and arugula and bean sprouts, reject fried foods, bacon, BBQ, biscuits and gravy, all the good stuff that’s eaten by good people.
I say this cancer risk claim on “unhealthy” food that has fat and such is BS and mostly about fetishes. People need to eat the proper amount of a balanced not goofy diet and avoid organic food, for example, that might be fertilized naturally with manure from various sources, particularly if we be talkin’ fruits and produce. I say food produced with chemical fertilizer is safer and just as healthy. Plenty of Ames test positive naturally occurring chemicals in the food in th produce section and elsewhere, time to stop fretting about what’s healthy and unhealthy–eggs, red meat–good too and some veggies are way overrated for nutritional value.
For example naturally occurring rice and other veggies have food value, but are not great sources for protein, minerals and vitamins. Beyond that I won’t comment, since some people are so anxious about their food choices. I ate what my momma put on table when I was the oldest of ten kids and I eat what the lovely lady who cooks for me puts on the table. I am lucky to be so well cared for.
As for cancer risk, I REJECT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CLAIM THAT ONE THIRD OF CANCER IS FROM TOBACCO, ONE THIRD FROM FOOD AND ONE THIRD FROM ENVIRONMENT–what a crock–cancer is a disease of aging, which doesn’t make food and environmental poisoning the culprit. Aging is not a surrogate for food and environment either.
Aging that matters for colon and breast and prostate cancers and other adult cancers, is about aging as in the internal cellular aging that compromises cell line reproduction (something about mitosis and bad telomeres) and immune elimination of bad cell lines from a declining immune system associated with age.
Sure, there are other factors for cancer, but food? Says who, and how, and don’t tell me bout LD 50 (that’s exposures that kill half the mice or rats) toxicology.
Besides the tumor thing is not on the up and up, they don’t look at the mice and rat tumors for cell type and grad the malignancy, they just count tumors in rodents bred to be more tumor prone.