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Message 1468623 - Posted: 25 Jan 2014, 8:44:16 UTC

Be careful what you wish for.

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Message 1468658 - Posted: 25 Jan 2014, 10:28:32 UTC - in response to Message 1468623.  

Be careful what you wish for.

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Rofl, think you've been slimed, eat more carrots, they're good for you. Just ask "Catseye" Cunningham.
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Message 1469388 - Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 4:54:42 UTC - in response to Message 1468482.  

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


Was'nt Romulan ale blue?
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Message 1469455 - Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 9:07:25 UTC

It was also illegal!
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Message 1469483 - Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 10:47:41 UTC
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So... The Smurfs must have been eating Canadian food?!

Or is it just always cold over there?


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Message 1469486 - Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 11:06:34 UTC

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Message 1469606 - Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 17:57:23 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?

You mean oranges that are still their natural colour?


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Message 1469609 - Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 18:06:00 UTC - in response to Message 1469606.  

Or bananas and plantains

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Message 1470409 - Posted: 29 Jan 2014, 19:20:25 UTC - in response to Message 1469606.  

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

What next? Pink Apples and Green Oranges?

You mean oranges that are still their natural colour?


that looks like Ugli fruit or Jamaican Tangelo which has a natural green color when ripe. that is not an orange as we'd call an orange an orange
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Message 1470682 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 10:44:08 UTC - in response to Message 1470409.  
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You mean oranges that are still their natural colour?


that looks like Ugli fruit or Jamaican Tangelo which has a natural green color when ripe. that is not an orange as we'd call an orange an orange

Ugli fruit has longitudinal ridges and Tangelo has a nipple shaped protrusion.
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Message 1478144 - Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 0:28:00 UTC

GM foods turning the corner?

GM potatoes resist "late blight"
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Message 1479100 - Posted: 19 Feb 2014, 11:48:30 UTC - in response to Message 1478144.  

GM foods turning the corner?

GM potatoes resist "late blight"
Excellent science!

Critics of GM crops said that no matter how big the scale of the environmental benefits, they believe that consumers will not be interested.
Luddite!
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Message 1503168 - Posted: 12 Apr 2014, 14:46:15 UTC - in response to Message 1479100.  
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Critics of GM crops said that no matter how big the scale of the environmental benefits, they believe that consumers will not be interested.
Luddite!

Nope.

More a case of very healthy suspicion and cynicism for a part of the food industry that cares nothing for the health of the end product nor the means by which they strive to make monopolistic profits.

The highly publicized supposed exception for "golden rice" is a complete sham to try to give one attempted positive example. There are better more effective and cheaper ways to improve a populations diet than attempt a monopolistic expensive and dubious vitamin addition...

For all such food-GM, the environment and the very consumers themselves be damned.

Note that there are no, that is zero, beneficial Genetically Modified foodstuffs. In all cases, the GM is to boost the use of associated agribusiness fertilizers and poisons. That is bad for forcing the use of dangerously susceptible monocultures over vast areas that literally poison our environment and denude what we consider to be common wildlife.

In stark contrast, much better and more healthy and far longer lasting benefits can be had by using better farming practices.


Better non-monopolistic farming is very likely cheaper and more robust also...

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(Note: GM for MEDICAL uses is very differently motivated and controlled and very definitely is beneficial. However, the same development conditions as is placed on medical-GM would stop all foodstuffs GM immediately dead.)
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Message 1503173 - Posted: 12 Apr 2014, 15:00:12 UTC

A brief Sunday magazine experiment:


Can you [easily, lazily] live without processed food?

The white stuff you sprinkle on your food is back in the headlines. Whether it's salt or sugar, it seems many of us may be consuming too much. So how easy is it to live without processed food for a week?...

... The week has been enlightening - and it's definitely something I will do again.

But without a lot of forward planning and preparation, it's impractical for many.

I could have opted for a more varied diet such as grilled fish and steamed vegetables, but without my own personal chef or a job working from home, that was beyond me.

So how did I do? According to Victoria Taylor, not too badly. She says based on a comparison with my "control" week, my salt and saturated fat intake were both reduced by half.

The main reason for me - as a non-meat eater - was giving up bread and cheese, which, while not conventional processed foods - can be relatively high in salt and saturated fat...



Are really so many people now incapable of cooking or preparing food for themselves?!

Even I can make my own bread! Ok... So that's with the help of an automated breadmaker device and 15mins to put in the flour and bits and minimal salt :-)


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Message 1503406 - Posted: 13 Apr 2014, 0:29:50 UTC
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And about time too... How did the food industry get away with such fraud in the first place?!


FDA rules that honey with added sweeteners can no longer be called 'honey'

... The FDA regularly detains honey imports and tests them after finding drug residues and unlabeled added sweeteners.

Only manufactures that do not add sugar, corn syrup or other sweeteners should label their products as pure 'honey,' the FDA said in draft guidelines posted online.

The proposal aims 'to advise the regulated food industry on the proper labeling of honey and honey products to help ensure that honey and honey products are not adulterated or misbranded,'...



However... That carefully worded phrase begs the question of whether parts of the food industry can still get away with unregulated silliness...


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Message 1504343 - Posted: 15 Apr 2014, 10:55:14 UTC

No surprise that GM-food is one of the hot topics for a lot of people worldwide:


Where next for Avaaz in 2014? ... Priorities...



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Message 1511741 - Posted: 3 May 2014, 11:20:57 UTC

This looks like a repeat of yet another BSE-style closed cycle caused and rapid transport spread epidemic...


Concerns grow in Europe over threat from deadly pig virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDv) has killed some seven million piglets in the US in the past year. The disease has also been found in Canada, Mexico and Japan.

While the virus isn't harmful to humans or food, France is concerned over the potential economic impact...

PEDv is spread in faecal matter...

... In North America, the disease has moved rapidly, with around 4,000 outbreaks in 30 US states, in four Canadian provinces and in parts of Mexico.
Virus on the move

Experts in the field believe that lax biosecurity is an important factor.

In June last year, a US study found that 17% of trucks going into a slaughterhouse were positive for the infection. "They also discovered that 11% of the trucks that had been negative when they went into the slaughterhouse were subsequently positive when they left," said Dr Zoe Davies from the UK's National Pig Association (NPA).

"It's how many animals you are moving around, that's how its being spread."

Another factor that is making the disease more difficult to stop is the use of dried pig blood in feedstuffs that are given to weaned piglets...




All a game of cruel crude business-with-no-morals and no cares?


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Message 1511812 - Posted: 3 May 2014, 16:31:49 UTC - in response to Message 1511741.  

This looks like a repeat of yet another BSE-style closed cycle caused and rapid transport spread epidemic...


Concerns grow in Europe over threat from deadly pig virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDv) has killed some seven million piglets in the US in the past year. The disease has also been found in Canada, Mexico and Japan.

While the virus isn't harmful to humans or food, France is concerned over the potential economic impact...

PEDv is spread in faecal matter...

... In North America, the disease has moved rapidly, with around 4,000 outbreaks in 30 US states, in four Canadian provinces and in parts of Mexico.
Virus on the move

Experts in the field believe that lax biosecurity is an important factor.

In June last year, a US study found that 17% of trucks going into a slaughterhouse were positive for the infection. "They also discovered that 11% of the trucks that had been negative when they went into the slaughterhouse were subsequently positive when they left," said Dr Zoe Davies from the UK's National Pig Association (NPA).

"It's how many animals you are moving around, that's how its being spread."

Another factor that is making the disease more difficult to stop is the use of dried pig blood in feedstuffs that are given to weaned piglets...




All a game of cruel crude business-with-no-morals and no cares?


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Did we learn nothing from feeding cows to cows? :(
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Message 1512817 - Posted: 6 May 2014, 12:08:33 UTC

Here's to drinking your processed foods Marketing poison:


Coca-Cola to remove controversial drinks ingredient

... Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, is found in Coca-Cola fruit and sports drinks such as Fanta and Powerade. An element of the additive, also found in flame retardants, could have negative health effects, activists say...

... BVO has been used as a stabiliser in fruit-flavoured drinks as it helps to prevent ingredients from separating.

The health concerns stem from the fact BVO contains bromide, which is found in brominated flame retardants. According to medical researchers at the Mayo Clinic, excessive consumption of soft drinks containing BVO has been linked to negative health effects, including reports of memory loss and skin and nerve problems.

BVO was dropped from the US Food and Drug Administration's "Generally Recognized as Safe" list of food ingredients in 1970. However, drinks companies are allowed to use BVO...

In Japan and the European Union, the use of BVO as a food additive is not allowed...

... Coca-Cola's decision to remove BVO from its drink reflects a growing move among companies to reconsider certain practices due to public pressure...



Incredible!

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Message 1521889 - Posted: 28 May 2014, 10:50:45 UTC
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Here's to continued carefree poisonous dangerously intensive farming practices:



Concerns grow over farm drugs used like 'sweets'

The widespread use of antibiotics on farms without medical supervision has been condemned...

It's estimated that 80% of the antibiotics purchased in the US are used on farm animals.

The drugs are given as prophylactics to livestock to help them avoid illnesses that are transmitted easily between beasts confined in large-scale feed lots. The drugs are also used to boost the animal's weight.

But the large-scale use has prompted concerns...

... Earlier this year, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this abuse of the drugs led to 23,000 deaths from infections resistant to treatment.

Part of the problem in the US is that often the antibiotics are administered by producers or farmers, without medical supervision. A survey by the Department of Agriculture found that less than half of dairy farmers followed a vet's recommendations...




Incredible!

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