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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I will never understand why this marketing term matters so much to people. 

Most people are not smart enough or well-informed enough to think things through and make judgments on their own. They hear "natural = good" enough times, they believe it.

Natural often is good. But the "organic" mania is doing more harm than good.
post #59297 of 70036
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I will never understand why this marketing term matters so much to people. 

Naturally, you would say that (makes your comment better).
post #59298 of 70036
New co-worker had to remove the armrests from his chair because he could barely fit in between.
post #59299 of 70036
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Most people are not smart enough or well-informed enough to think things through and make judgments on their own. They hear "natural = good" enough times, they believe it.

Natural often is good. But the "organic" mania is doing more harm than good.

I burn organic gasoline in my vehicles.
post #59300 of 70036
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

internet explorer?

You trying to make all of your intelligent workers quit in frustration?

We do not have any of those who are not MS fans. I am also not a dedicated IT guy, I just happen to be the guy in the office that gets computers. As such, we have to have systems that play to the lowest common denominator. I really am sick of dealing with Cyrptolocker and other nonsense because idiots believe that somehow they had a long lost uncle in Kenya who wants to give them money. Also, many of the sites we need to access as a business are optimized for IE and some will not work in Chrome for instance due to certain extensions scraping data and reposting outside of a paywall. I also find that Chrome and FF can have memory leaks that cause issues with the computers--- that and their frequent updates. Not as bad as an adobe product, but still... people yammer every time there is an update they can't install.
post #59301 of 70036
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Most people are not smart enough or well-informed enough to think things through and make judgments on their own. They hear "natural = good" enough times, they believe it.

Natural often is good. But the "organic" mania is doing more harm than good.

This is true, but there is also the lack of viable information. If something is artificial, you need degrees in chemistry and biology just to understand the papers describing them. Most normal people rely on governments to gate-keep what is safe because they are incapable of doing it themselves. The "all natural" label is there for people who no longer trust the government (rightly or wrongly) to gatekeep effectively.

Like Hemline-Theory it can be a good indicator of civil contentment; the more people thing the government is being sketchy, the more they are willing to pay for stuff made with [perceived] unregulated substances.
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post


This is true, but there is also the lack of viable information. If something is artificial, you need degrees in chemistry and biology just to understand the papers describing them. Most normal people rely on governments to gate-keep what is safe because they are incapable of doing it themselves. The "all natural" label is there for people who no longer trust the government (rightly or wrongly) to gatekeep effectively.

 

You do realize that in the UK the natural label is regulated by the government? In the US it isn't a regulated term like organic. 

post #59303 of 70036
Yes, but it's not about what actually happens, but their perception.

If people believe "All Natural" to be truthful (regardless of whether it is regulated or not) then their choice to buy it is reflective of their attitude.

Lets be honest here, 99.9% of chemicals used in food are either proven to be safe. The rest are in question by a tiny number of renegade scientists.

In the UK it is even more stupid because the "all natural" regulators are the same bunch as the "safe for humans" bunch, and trusting one but not the other is just as dumb.
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Most people are not smart enough or well-informed enough to think things through and make judgments on their own. They hear "natural = good" enough times, they believe it.

Natural often is good. But the "organic" mania is doing more harm than good.

Amanita phalloides mushrooms are natural and organically grown. Good luck eating them.
post #59305 of 70036
chobani recently introduced new olympic packaging to hide the fact that their cups are smaller with .7 ozs less of yogurt
post #59306 of 70036
well your fat ass is hardly gonna become an olympian eating all that fucking yoghurt. they're doing you a favor.
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Every private sector worker I've spoken to today had yesterday off due to the blizzard. But not us government employees. angry.gif
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what's a blizzard? some shit they sell at dq?
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I think they make video games. There must have been a great game being released for work to get cancelled. 

post #59310 of 70036
How many times is jet going to make the "it's warm here" joak?
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