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question about organic food and shelf life...

magnolia | Sep 7, 2001 01:22 PM

I think I'm a victim of info overload when it comes to the debate about definitions of foodstuffs as organic, GM "free", natural, whole, etc. etc.

My local grocery store - Waitrose (in London) is selling own-label "Organic chocolate biscuits" with a use-by-date of May 2002. How can something described as "organic" - which I am assuming, possibly wrongly, has no chemical preservatives, not go stale or become in some way inedible, for another nine months or so?

These are more expensive than the "normal", non-organic equivalent chocolate biscuits, which, as an aside, have a use-by-date of December 2001 but obviously this could just be a function of the fact that they were produced/shelved at different times...

I must admit I forgot to look at the ingredients.

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