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Organic Food in Poland?


Matt2  
18 Mar 2007 /  #1
Are there any organic food stores in Poland? If so, are these more expensive then "regular" food? I've heard about 20 years ago all food in Poland could be classified as "organic" (since few farmers could afford pesticides), but now in the EU it seems the food in Poland is getting worse and worse as the EU requires to have a minimum "crops per hectare"; otherwise, they classify the farm as unprofitable.

I'm going to move to Poland for a few months and would like to hear your opinions.
hej  
18 Mar 2007 /  #2
I don't think there are many (or any). If you're going to live in a city expect poor quality products (they look nice, but taste like s&it). The general rule of a thumb - the worst the vegetable/fruit looks, the better it is. Don't fall for waxed apples or big oranges, they are pesticides-driven. You'll notice plenty of such "plastic foods" in Polish chain-stores.

The only place you could get healthy, organic food is from your own, private farm. Move to the Polish country! :)

I don't exactly know about organic foods in Poland, but I know most cornflakes (eaten with milk for breakfast) don't taste good..
hello 22 | 891  
18 Mar 2007 /  #3
In my opinion such stores don't exist in Poland yet (unless in fancy stores in the cities).
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
19 Mar 2007 /  #4
Every food in Poland is basically organic. One advice for you, in the middle of winter avoid perfect looking veggies imported from Spain, etc that are being sold in "polish" chain-stores and you'll be OK. :)
mlody  
20 Mar 2007 /  #5
I like Polish apples and cherries. And honey (always organic I guess unless sugar added).
Zeze 9 | 79  
30 Nov 2007 /  #6
Thread attached on merging:
Organic food in Poland

Hi all I need to know if there is any shop like whole foods in Poland
lonely 2 | 97  
30 Nov 2007 /  #7
Dunno mate but there's a Cost Cutters at the end of my road :o)
Zeze 9 | 79  
30 Nov 2007 /  #8
you see dont move here

you will have to eat trash
all the time
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
30 Nov 2007 /  #9
Not sure how things look now in Poland, but before I left there was not a whole lot of talk about organic food in Poland. Pretty much everything was organic food anyway.
lonely 2 | 97  
30 Nov 2007 /  #10
you will have to eat trash
all the time

Any time i have been in poland their supermarkets seemed to be as good as anything in the UK. The only trash I ate in poland was a McDonalds but that was by choice :o)
inkrakow  
30 Nov 2007 /  #11
Yes there is a small chain of organic food shops here (I've seen them in Galeria Krakowska) but they're smaller and less commercialised than wholefoods.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
30 Nov 2007 /  #12
The only trash I ate in poland was a McDonalds but that was by choice :o)

That's the safest food when you go to mexico. The venders on the streets sell you tacos then you get sick later.
lonely 2 | 97  
30 Nov 2007 /  #13
The venders on the streets sell you tacos then you get sick later.

That happens in any country really. Those vendors selling crap on the street side should just advertise their wares as salmonella! lol
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
30 Nov 2007 /  #14
greenway is becoming more popular, more successful...

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