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Whole Foods: Organic Whole Chickens $1.99 Per Pound

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#46
Clearly, some of us actually care about what we consume and put in out bodies.
For those of you who care, educate yourself with books and documentaries.
Read The Omnivores Dilemma, Eating Animals and Farm Sanctuary.
Watch Forks Over Knives, Food Inc. and King Corn.
Btw that water in your chicken is known as "fecal soup".
It appears the marketing and propaganda are working...Chicken is chicken.
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#47
yeah, you do a little research yourself and figure out why small guys dont get organic certification (even though their food quality is 100x better than mass produced meat, paultry or veggies). Big guys smack a label on it and charge 2-3x, USDA gets their fees, you pay out of your pocket. This system is broken and i do not support it.


The fact that you put a government label on it (USDA - the biggest enemy of our food chain lol) does not say anything about quality, there are ways to get around regulation. stop living in lala land.


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laugh out loud

Thanks for the laugh.

BTW, I'd do a little research and better inform yourself. Cheers
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#48
They have chicken thighs for lesser price than this all year long... best deal you can get organic or inorganic doesnt matter
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Quote from Dancancook View Post :
laugh out loud

Thanks for the laugh.

BTW, I'd do a little research and better inform yourself. Cheers

I know you're probably not going to look at the actual science but organic offers no benefits to the environment or consumer.


If you'd like to make specific claims we can examine them but the science is in, organic is a scam.
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Quote from ctbear View Post :
good deal. I'd be willing to pay this price for typical krogers, foster farms, tyson etc. so this is good for organic chicken, regardless of the legitimacy behind the label. However, after moving back to CA, I get my chicken steamy, hot, and fresh (freshly slaughtered chicken is very warm) from the local poultry butcher, and it's never refrigerated or gets anywhere near a refrigerator as its taken home immediately for cooking. I can actually see them in the back slit the chicken, drain the blood out, de-feather, and put it in a bag for me. Makes an amazing chicken soup broth and the natural flavor from the meat is amazing. No seasoning required.

Google: "Fresh Poultry" to find local poultry butcher places. There are quite a few if you're in the LA area. Once you go fresh, you'll never go back to refrigerated chicken.

Disclaimer: The smell could make you gag if you're sensitive. Oh, and the last cries of the chickens before they are slaughtered...watch out for that.
@ctbear where in la do u go for that? im in la as well n would love to check out ur spot!
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#51
Popeye's has buy a 3 piece meal and get a 2 piece free. What I do is get one deal. Eat 2 pieces of chicken and sides on the first day. On the second day I put one piece of chicken in the oven, and make my own instant mashed potatoes. Two more pieces left for the third day, I add some homemade french fires and hush puppies, plus Californian Sweet Tea. Wink This beats Costco, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, KFC, Chruches, and even Boston Market.
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Quote from magebomb View Post :
I know you're probably not going to look at the actual science but organic offers no benefits to the environment or consumer.


If you'd like to make specific claims we can examine them but the science is in, organic is a scam.

yeah because i want to consume and have my body deal digesting/filtering all of those growth hormones, pesticides and chicken-eating-chicken/sick meat.

no thanks.

organic is not a scam. the rules are actually really strict. are there ways to subvert the system and fool the inspectors? im sure there is. but imagine what happens at the factories who fool the inspectors and they DONT have the stringent rules.


here is a link to the rules:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/g...nopgeninfo
http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/NOPConsumers


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Popeye's has buy a 3 piece meal and get a 2 piece free. What I do is get one deal. Eat 2 pieces of chicken and sides on the first day. On the second day I put one piece of chicken in the oven, and make my own instant mashed potatoes. Two more pieces left for the third day, I add some homemade french fires and hush puppies, plus Californian Sweet Tea. Wink This beats Costco, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, KFC, Chruches, and even Boston Market.

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#53
poultry so sultry Smilie Eat
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#54
Quote from waldoish View Post :
@ctbear where in la do u go for that? im in la as well n would love to check out ur spot!
Hello.

If you're closer to downtown then this one is popular:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/shang-lee...os-angeles

But since I've moved more east into the valleys this is my new spot:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/c-a-l-poultry-rosemead

Feel the body temp of the chicken to gauge freshness wave
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Quote from hightop32 View Post :
yeah because i want to consume and have my body deal digesting/filtering all of those growth hormones, pesticides and chicken-eating-chicken/sick meat.

Ok,, well that's not quite a specific claim but I will play.

I challenge you to name a single growth hormone you're worried about in us poultry production. Go ahead.


I challenge you to explain why the pesticides used in organic farming are any more or less scary than synthetic ones used in conventional farming.


Chickens are generally fed chicken feed. Please make a more specific claim.
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#56
Whole Foods Organic Fryer Chickens normally go for $3.99/lb.
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#57
Could someone without a pro- or anti- Whole Foods/organic bias try one of these and compare it against a chicken at Krogers/Costco/Walmart?

I'd be interested to hear if you really do think it has more meat, is tastier, or noticeably anything else. If you can't really tell or just aren't sure that's perfectly valid too.

Wouldn't it matter more how you cook it?
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Could someone without a pro- or anti- Whole Foods/organic bias try one of these and compare it against a chicken at Krogers/Costco/Walmart?

I'd be interested to hear if you really do think it has more meat, is tastier, or noticeably anything else. If you can't really tell or just aren't sure that's perfectly valid too.

Wouldn't it matter more how you cook it?
I have compared many different chickens as I usually 'slow boil' them whole. This adds no marinade/roasting to affect the flavor.

Krogers/Costo/Walmart is un-edible this way, the 'smelly' chicken smell is very obvious and would need to be masked with some sauce.

The whole food chickens are heavily dependent on 'when' you buy them, if they've been sitting on the shelf for more then 3-4 days, it barely passable. If you grab them the first day, turns out ok but now as good as farmers market. Real fresh chicken will not any any hint of smell/odor when raw or boiled

The best are from the farmers market where they kill/process just before selling them.
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Quote from magebomb View Post :
Ok,, well that's not quite a specific claim but I will play.

I challenge you to name a single growth hormone you're worried about in us poultry production. Go ahead.


I challenge you to explain why the pesticides used in organic farming are any more or less scary than synthetic ones used in conventional farming.


Chickens are generally fed chicken feed. Please make a more specific claim.

The fact is i don't know what the hell they are doing on these farms! That is unsettling to me. In the case of organic/local growers and farms, you do at least know the minimum guidelines are being met (link to above pdf), and you can actually find out.

So, when possible, Ill buy chickens/fish/cows that I at least know aren't tainted with drugs whose only purpose is to fatten them up, or 'cure' them of an ailment that if otherwise not dealt with would result in the animal not being able to be sold.

All of these drugs, hormones, gmo'd foods, pesticides etc, have consequences and side effects apparent on the animal, and can easily pass down to the next consumer (us, or in the case of GMO feed, the animal).

I dont even take over the counter (much less prescription) drugs, why would i want to injest them in my food?

And this mindset expands beyond chickens, it applies heavily to milk production, seafood, meats, GMO'd veggies....

Not sure why you would have a problem with someone who thinks this way ^. YouDoYou.


Plus at this price, its about the cost of the non organic chicken... so whats the gripe again?
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Quote from adalau View Post :
TJ's DOES have organic whole chickens. Costco also has organic whole chickens in 2 packs for $2.29/lb. But as another poster mentioned they're not processed the same as the Whole Foods ones. This is an excellent price. Looks like I have to go to Whole Foods today and load up on chickens!

Just returned from Costco - was $2.49/lb btw. This Whole Foods one is free range and better, IMHO
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