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The Mere Existence Of This Sign Is Disturbing  
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

It makes me cringe.

http://scienceblogs.com/guiltyplanet/bread_sign.JPG


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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Is that Mrs Lovett's bakery by chance ? You know the one, next door to Mr Todd's barber shop some where on Fleet St.

WrenchBender



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15739 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

That is an epic fail on many levels.


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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11648 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

I don't understand why this sign is disturbing. I have met some very militant vegans. When I was delivering pizza, I would have both Jews and Muslims watch us clean, sanitize and dry the knife when we cut their pizza. So?


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2797 times:



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 3):
I don't understand why this sign is disturbing. I have met some very militant vegans. When I was delivering pizza, I would have both Jews and Muslims watch us clean, sanitize and dry the knife when we cut their pizza. So?

Religious food rules are one thing. People sincerely believe in and follow them. It could be argued that for some people, vegetarianism/veganism approaches a religious level of devoutness. But organic/conventional? Sorry, giving that distinction a religion-type level of importance is far from being a mainstream belief.



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11648 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2776 times:



Quoting PROSA (Reply 4):
giving that distinction a religion-type level of importance is far from being a mainstream belief.

I guess living on the West Coast all my life just does not make me think twice about this sign. It still has me scratching my head. I don't care, but I realize some people do so it should be known, is my thinking.



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User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2762 times:



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 3):
When I was delivering pizza, I would have both Jews and Muslims watch us clean, sanitize and dry the knife when we cut their pizza. So?

Haha, I used to do the same thing. You forgot to use a clean peel though  Big grin

Quoting PROSA (Reply 4):
But organic/conventional? Sorry, giving that distinction a religion-type level of importance is far from being a mainstream belief.

They're just responding to what the consumer demands. While you may not elevate organic foods to a religious level there are people who do (and pay good money to do it). I could care less, but obviously some people do. If it bothers you I suggest you buy your bread elsewhere.


User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Wasn't it proven that there was no difference (in nutrition) between organic and non-organic foods? Honestly, who cares what bread the slicer has been cutting?

The picture was taken at a market owned by Whole Foods - who woulda thought?


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2563 times:
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lots of people have weird hangups about food , for both religious and non-religious reasons - and with the lawsuit happy culture that prevails in certain countries businesses probably have to cover their asses .


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User currently onlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5638 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2555 times:



Quoting UAL757 (Reply 7):
Wasn't it proven that there was no difference (in nutrition) between organic and non-organic foods?

Organic foods don't use genetically engineered stuff, and either don't use pesticides or they use natural pesticides.

Quoting UAL757 (Reply 7):
Honestly, who cares what bread the slicer has been cutting?

People that care about what's in their food.



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

The scary thing is that there are some people who carry their belief in the dangers of genetically engineered foods or pesticides to the point where they are convinced that accidentally eating a single crumb will make them less healthy.

They've probably just put the sign up to keep the extreme worriers from asking and disrupting the staff. Can't blame them, really.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

I don't see what bothers you about this sign. Many people prefer organic food. They pay money for it, and enjoy it. Once organic food touches machinery/cutlery that is used on "conventional" food, it no longer becomes organic. So it's a fair sign.

If you do organic don't complain for the people that do.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2348 times:



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 10):
The scary thing is that there are some people who carry their belief in the dangers of genetically engineered foods or pesticides to the point where they are convinced that accidentally eating a single crumb will make them less healthy.

It's not about a single crumb. It's the fact that the food is no longer organic. It's as simple as that. If organic is your way of life, then so be it. Similarly if a few caffeinated coffee beans falls into the same blender that has been grinding decaf beans, it is no longer possible to say that it's decaf coffee because it has been changed and modified. People choose a lifestyle, and have a right to know what they are eating.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

I hope the person using the bread slicer also has a disclaimer sign taped to his hand saying, "I sometimes use this hand to masturbate and wipe my ass. Sorry for the inconvenience. - Management"

UAL


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12532 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2260 times:



Quoting PROSA (Reply 4):
Religious food rules are one thing. People sincerely believe in and follow them. It could be argued that for some people, vegetarianism/veganism approaches a religious level of devoutness. But organic/conventional? Sorry, giving that distinction a religion-type level of importance is far from being a mainstream belief.

And I don't understand why you care. Most US carnivores won't eat a dog or a snake or a monkey whereas in other parts of the world it's perfectly acceptable. Hindus won't eat beef yet the US consumes countless cattle per day. Some people choose to only purchase organic products. Who cares?

BTW where's the value in "mainstream beliefs"? If "mainstream" means what we see happening every day on the streets or in the media, one must question the value of having mainstream beliefs.



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11648 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2156 times:



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 12):
People choose a lifestyle, and have a right to know what they are eating.

Yes. But, also, my digestive system can not handle much soy and I have breathing problems when I eat mushrooms. I need to know these things for those reasons. Using your coffee example, there are people who are so sensitive to caffine, they must buy decaf. I feel sorry for them. That is the best part of coffee, IMO! But, I understand health concerns and food. Perhaps there are chemicals in conventional breads that are not found in organic breads that really do a number on some people's system. That makes sense to me, and, therefore, this sign is making more and more sense to me.

BTW, I was vegitarian for about 4 years and I could tell when something had meat in it. I would not feel well. Yes, I chose that way of eating. Thank goodness I came to my senses!



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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Oh no! An evil sign! How dare they cater to someone who doesn't share your belief on food! How dare they cater to an area of consumer demand! I bet they plan to eat your children and rape your mouth next!! Those evil bastards and their evil, non-meat-eating ways!! We need to make them conform to our beliefs whether they like it or not...before it gets personal!! Dun-dun-duhhhhnnn!!!!!

I mean, it's not as if we can just ignore it and move on! oh wait...we can...


User currently offlineLASoctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Um... I still don't understand what the big fuss...  Confused


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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Looking at that sign reminds me of an amusing incident involving my father and a school barbeque many years ago.

He had become something of a legend locally for his grill outs and volunteeredt at a school event, and so I helped Dad out with the food too. A mother of one of my friends was a really obsessive vegan and brought all these special utensils (so as not to contaminate her food with those that touched meat) and foods for my father to cook on the grill. When she away talking with one of the other parents my father whizzed her veggie burgers up and down in a tray with some hot pork fat, then put them back on the grill to cook for a bit. After she had devoured her vegetastic delights she ran over to my father and remarked how delicious it was and wanted to know how he'd cooked them. I can't remember exactly what he said now but he managed to B.S. some answer that didn't let on to the horrendous crimes that we'd committed.  biggrin 



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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8883 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

I guess if people are that fussy, maybe they ought to slice their own bread, or even better, bake their own. Problem solved.


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User currently offlineLASoctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Oh, okay. Now I get it. But, I still don't see why it's a big deal...


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User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

At least they are warned. Other than that it's just a another sign.

User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
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the real question is, without the sign, would people really know the difference? If they don't know the difference, make your life easier, don't tell them, then they won't suspect anything and wont come back later to complain about it.


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User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1912 times:



Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 9):
People that care about what's in their food.

I DO care what's in my food, thank you. But who gives a damn if the bread slicer cut non organic bread too?? Bread contamination?


User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1904 times:
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Sheesh.... it's not like peanuts or something, where a mere few crumbs could be bad!

I can even understand a vegetarian not wanting their pizza cut with the same cutter used on pepperoni... but this sign might as well say "This facility uses tomatoes that have been stored right side up AND tomatoes that have been stored upside down"!

I understand why some peole want organic food... that's fine.. but things like this ruin organics for the majority by making them look like a cult food... just like Peta has made anyone who doesn't want a farm animal tortured seem like a wingnut by crying wolf everytime anyone eats meat.



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25 Max550 : That's a good one, I had a roommate once who had a vegan girlfriend, she came over and was eating a bag of chips I had, said something about how good
26 Pyrex : So this was at a Whole Foods? Maybe the reason the granola-munching crowd started boycotting that store, then, was not because their CEO attacked thei
27 Mt99 : Its all about catering to your clientele. If you owned a deli - on which you clients would pay $100 per sandwich, but only if you use knives that had
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