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Message 1365833 - Posted: 8 May 2013, 19:24:40 UTC

Anyone fancy dioxins flavoured Baltic fish to add to the mercury laden Arctic fish and the condemned horsemeat and what else?...


Swedish salmon sales 'breached EU ban' over dioxins

... Dioxins spread by incineration and chemical pollution can accumulate in the body over years and can trigger cancer or reproductive abnormalities.

The European Food Safety Authority says that, on average, Baltic herring and wild Baltic salmon are respectively 3.5 and five times more contaminated with dioxins than non-Baltic herring and farmed salmon.




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Message 1367555 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 16:40:06 UTC

So... More of the truth leaks out... Likely 6% contaminated with Bute...


FSA delayed plans to test every horse before crisis

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) explored the idea of testing all horses slaughtered in the UK months before the horsemeat food crisis began in January.

[...]

Without the faster tests, it is likely that meat tainted with phenylbutazone continued to enter the food chain.

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The number of horses presented for slaughter in the UK has doubled in recent years, with more than 9,000 animals killed at the five approved abattoirs in 2012. Most of the meat was exported to Europe.

... From its extra testing, the FSA learned that around 6% of horses were positive for bute, meaning that potentially hundreds of animals with the drugs in their system were going into the food chain. ...




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Message 1370562 - Posted: 22 May 2013, 11:37:36 UTC
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This is a good reminder for how important is the quality of our food. And for how vulnerable we are for how that food is processed or adulterated:


Iodine deficiency 'may lower UK children's IQ'

... It had been thought that the UK had dealt with its iodine problem decades ago by "lucky accident". Changes to dairy farming meant cows' milk contained more iodine and at the same time the government was encouraging people to drink more milk.

Other countries - including the US, Denmark and the Netherlands - added iodine to salt so that bread and processed foods became a major source of iodine.

However...




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Message 1370755 - Posted: 22 May 2013, 23:03:42 UTC

A prelude to Soylent grey?


EU boffins in plan for 'more nutritious' horsemeat ice cream

'Disused' animal products ideal...

... a brilliant method of creating "enriched" ice-cream, fortified with "disused" animal products which are normally thrown away by the meat industry as being unfit for human consumption.

A press release issued by an EU-funded "research media centre" breaks the news of the stunning developments achieved by Brussels' "Prospare" and "Rosano" projects. We are told...





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Message 1386108 - Posted: 30 Jun 2013, 13:05:03 UTC
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And so onto the next sliming:


Cattle infected with TB sold and served to schools, hospitals and the military

The meat is banned by most supermarkets and burger chains...


Only banned by most?!


Has nothing honest been learnt from the all too recent mad cow disease scandal?


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Message 1413717 - Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 14:16:00 UTC - in response to Message 1215490.
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"We originally called it soylent pink," [retired microbiologist Carl] Custer told The Daily. ...

(Disclaimer: All just personal comment as always.)

Is this where the mass-produced food Market teaches the next generation to EXPECT and to yearn for the next super-sweet slime products?...

Read for yourself:


Baby weaning foods found 'lacking'

Most contained fewer nutrients than homemade food, and only as much as the breast milk they were supplementing.

And their sweet taste may steer the infant palate towards unhealthy choices, the researchers fear.

Babies have an innate preference for sweet foods, which might explain why sweet ingredients feature so prominently in commercial products...



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Message 1433988 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 13:56:59 UTC
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Unfortunately and badly unhealthily, no surprise with this one:


Saturated fat pledge 'a drop in the ocean'

A pledge by food manufacturers to cut saturated fat levels is "a drop in the ocean" in the fight against obesity, a top public health expert has said...

... Prof Ashton said that, while it was "a good thing that some companies are making food that has less saturated fat than before", the pledge did not go far enough.

"They need to ensure that at the same time they lower the sugar and salt that they have used to make foods more tasty as a result of lowering the fat content."

He added: "This announcement is a drop in the ocean in comparison with the scale of the obesity crisis. "We cannot rely on the voluntary approach of the responsibility deal to solve this problem. It now lacks credibility and can be seen as a feeble attempt by the industry to save face."...




All in the bad name of exploitation and the paying consumers and surrounding environment be damned?...


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Message 1433989 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 14:07:05 UTC

7 posts in a row Martin ....

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Message 1433998 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 14:23:27 UTC - in response to Message 1433989.

7 posts in a row Martin ....

You counting?

Or reading and thinking?

Or too old and dead with your chocolate biscuits and threadbare slippers to care?


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Message 1434011 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 15:00:17 UTC

Thought I'd probably get a response, you are predictable, Uncle Sirius would be proud of you!

I just find it rather bemusing when people make post after post in a thread, when it should be patently obvious that no-one else is interested.

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Message 1434162 - Posted: 27 Oct 2013, 0:24:48 UTC - in response to Message 1434011.


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I just find it rather bemusing...

Shame the forum has died a banal death.

All sickened by the banal trolling?

No useful comment here... Move along now...

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Message 1434185 - Posted: 27 Oct 2013, 3:27:48 UTC - in response to Message 1434162.

No useful comment here... Move along now...

Finally an honest self description ...

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Message 1434695 - Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 10:33:42 UTC - in response to Message 1433988.

Unfortunately and badly unhealthily, no surprise with this one:

Saturated fat pledge 'a drop in the ocean'

A pledge by food manufacturers to cut saturated fat levels is "a drop in the ocean" in the fight against obesity, a top public health expert has said...

... Prof Ashton said that, while it was "a good thing that some companies are making food that has less saturated fat than before", the pledge did not go far enough.

"They need to ensure that at the same time they lower the sugar and salt that they have used to make foods more tasty as a result of lowering the fat content."

He added: "This announcement is a drop in the ocean in comparison with the scale of the obesity crisis. "We cannot rely on the voluntary approach of the responsibility deal to solve this problem. It now lacks credibility and can be seen as a feeble attempt by the industry to save face."...


All in the bad name of exploitation and the paying consumers and surrounding environment be damned?...

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The DoH said cutting the amount of saturated fat in people's diets by 15% could prevent around 2,600 premature deaths every year from conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
God forbid anyone should be permitted to die from a nice quick heart attack. They must all whither away in a care home with tubes in them.

"They need to ensure that at the same time they lower the sugar and salt that they have used to make foods more tasty as a result of lowering the fat content."
How dare people make food tasty? It's meant to taste of cardboard, don't they realise this?

a sugary drinks tax
Aha, their facade has slipped, now we see what this is really about!
Taxing sugary drinks won't solve the problem, that'll just stop the poorer families (who i expect make up most of the market) from buying fruit.
Education, that's the answer, not yet more taxes!
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Message 1434701 - Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 11:09:18 UTC

Education, that's the answer, not yet more taxes!

But the average person doesn't WANT to be educated, they prefer to enjoy themselves on benefits. That's what they want.

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Message 1434703 - Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 11:58:08 UTC

Well i want a dirty weekend with Katie Melua but we all have to live with our disappointments.

There are African children with no shoes who walk ten miles to sit under an upturned bucket just to be educated, that has to be admired, and they deserve help because they want what's good for them. Dole scroungers need help to have their wants adjusted so that they don't need more help, if you see what i mean.
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Message 1451275 - Posted: 8 Dec 2013, 1:36:39 UTC

I think that this is close to the thread title.

Supermarkets selling chicken that is nearly a fifth water

Consumers paying 65p a kilo for water, as legality of process of 'tumbling' imported chicken called into question
65p is about $1

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Message 1468468 - Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 23:22:23 UTC

Don't know about anyone else, but to me a tomato should be nice and red......

What next? Pink Apples and Green Oranges?
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Message 1468481 - Posted: 25 Jan 2014, 0:02:37 UTC - in response to Message 1468468.

Don't know about anyone else, but to me a tomato should be nice and red......

What next? Pink Apples and Green Oranges?



No purple tomato for me.
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Message 1468482 - Posted: 25 Jan 2014, 0:05:17 UTC - in response to Message 1468481.

Eh, Id be willing to try some blue food if they had that.

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Message 1468591 - Posted: 25 Jan 2014, 7:36:55 UTC

You might then consider some of the older potato varieties, maize, and carrots. I can't say what the potato & maize taste like but the purple carrots I once grew were "more carrotty" than any of the normal orange ones.
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