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Sun, May 9 | By Gabrielle Jonas | 22

Organic pet food received an indirect boost from the White House last week when the President’s Cancer Panel Report exhorted consumers to minimize their cancer risk by choosing food grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and g… more ›

Organic Pet Food Gets Leg Up From White House Report
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Momba
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Momba
3 years ago

When it comes right down to it, it seems as if we're being told that organic doesn't mean what it used to mean. Even in the so-called organic foods, we still have unhealthy residue, both in people and pet foods. Thanks for the information, zootoo.

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Kris
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Kris
3 years ago

Unfortunate, but true.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

it sure is what is to stop the stores from calling anything organic

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

i have heard organic is not always grown that way. i do not know if it is true

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
3 years ago

I've heard and read the same thing in various sources. Some will manipulate to get the sales, setting morals (if they have any) aside in the name of profit.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

mz i absolutly agree with you

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
3 years ago

About time they realized that organic food is better for EVERYONE!

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
3 years ago

Or should I say, about time they admit this to the public!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

it would be if it really doesn't use all these things

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Jillian
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Jillian
3 years ago

it's great this ongoing issue has been realized, observed, and now reported BACK TO THE PUBLIC by the white house. the amount of chronic illnesses, cancer included, that appear to be directly associated w/pesticides and such is staggering. the damage has been done for many people, but w/any hope, obama inc will aid this country in their sway back to natural products.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

but how do you trust the growers?

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Jillian
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Jillian
3 years ago

you can't. just gotta keep your eyes and ears open for who's reputable and who's not. never dismiss your local farmers, your business is more appreciated by them anyway. i'm completely opposed to cooperate farming, be it factory farms or for veggie crops. grow your own if you can. my friend and i agreed to split crop duties once we each get more land and then share on a barter system. fruits, veggies, herbs, and even eggs. capitalism isn't always what it's cracked up to be. the great ayn rand was pro-capitalism, but that was in the heat of the industrial revolution. i think anymore even she would have more to consider.

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Bowne
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Bowne
3 years ago

I think organic is great for people and pets. I just wish it was less expensive.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

if it is truely organic!

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Kaytee
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Kaytee
3 years ago

I agree

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Kitty W.
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Kitty W.
3 years ago

Isn't that price a little unfair?

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Jillian
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Jillian
3 years ago

it is, but this is a nation who's grown accustomed to fresh imports, where prices can be cut based on farming costs. growing organically costs more, doesn't last as long, and doesn't sit off the vine waiting to ripen. i think it was ww2 that pesticides and preservatives originated in large quantities in this country. this chemical explosion allowed for cooperate level farming to take over - large shipments sent to broader areas. before long, they would remove many of the crops before they were ripe, to keep up w/demand and make more money. them making more money allows us to buy items cheaper w/o them feeling the pinch. now organic food is making a huge comeback, but b/c we expect to have a large assortment out of season, we pay more to still have it grown healthily and shipped out - of which now we must wait for mother nature to ripen the crops naturally.
this particular dog food costs $31 a bag b/c it contains a well balanced diet the dog will eat day in, day out. people can substitute foods based on seasons, something you can't do for dogs unless you really know their dietary needs {which isn't easy}.

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Ches21
3 years ago

I don't know I think the dog food we buy for Skitters is organic, it's Rachel Ray Nutrish. Then My dad gets his dog Shasta Beneful dog food. My grandma's dog Cricket eats only chicken and cat food and nothing else unless it is some other type of cooked meat.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

i dissagree with the raw diet. cooking food is the only way to be sure the dangers get cooked out

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
3 years ago

I doubt chicken and cat food gives a dog the right nutrients. Cat food is for cats and dog food is for dogs. You should advise grandma!!!!

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