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Old 12-10-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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7 Foods Not to Eat... Beef, Milk, Apples...

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/healt...nt-eat-547963/

1. Canned tomatoes
2. Corn fed beef
3. Microwave popcorn
4. Nonorganic potatoes
5. Farmed Salmon
6. Milk with artificial hormones
7. Nonorganic apples.

I am going to starve.


I'd like to see some supporting data, and I'd like to know who the "food experts" consulted were.

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Old 12-10-2009, 08:44 AM   #2
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Some of those issues have been known for years and are non-news. But people don't want to know that they're harming themselves, they think they know better just because they don't die the following day, when in reality, it may take years or even a couple of decades for the poisons to accumulate. (Many toxins never get flushed from the human body.)

The news is filled with stories about the drastic increase in Diabetes, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and other ailments that, until about 70 years ago, were minor in significance statistically. Coincidentally, that's when food additives and producing methods radically changed. - The New Age! -

Yeah, right! Pfssssss.....
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I like the one where the "expert" says "Try this experiment: Buy a conventional potato in a store, and try to get it to sprout. It won't,"

He must buy his from a diferent store than me. I have had them sprout.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:30 AM   #4
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I like the one where the "expert" says "Try this experiment: Buy a conventional potato in a store, and try to get it to sprout. It won't,"

He must buy his from a different store than me. I have had them sprout.
He doesn't shop where I shop either....They sprout, and will reproduce if planted....

No grain feed beef?? The "X-Spurt" is co-owner of a Grass fed farming operation...I'm sure he was/is not influenced by $$$$$$$
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It was that kind of watchfulness and extended effort that makes it illegal today to feed hogs with feed that contains diseased cow, sheep and pig parts - which made it into our food system for many years! Laziness, uncaring and $$$ drove many of the feed producers back then too. Many of the same ones today that have corn to sell... That's where the REAL money is! NOT pasturing cattle.

And if you read the news story, it's not just one person saying that, it's ALL of the food experts they interviewed coming together on a consensus over these seven items.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:33 AM   #6
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THe midwest has used corn fed meat for more than a century out of neccesity. Cattle can't reach the grass through 3 feet of snow. I agree that we have too many artificial additives in our foods.

My question is, if this is bad for us, how did it make it to the shelf? Where is the regulation? Lets find the people who signed the "ok" and string them up.

Oh, and my potatoes sprout too. Both Sweet and White.
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Corn farmers have seen the average price per bushel decrease by over a dollar this year. Considering USDA predictions of average yield of 162.9 bushels per acre this year, the average farmer will make $162 fewer dollars per acre than he or she would have last year...The 2009 estimated corn crop is 12.954 billion bushels...Almost 13 Billion dollars LESS than last year...That's REAL money.
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ALL of the food experts they interviewed ....
One thing that bothers me about articles like this is the lack of substantive data...
WHO were these "experts"?
Where's the supporting data?
Otherwise, it's just an article crafted to pull emotional strings and grab headlines.
Worth investigating if it bothers you enough to do the research, but worthless as a
"scientific" article.

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One thing that bothers me about articles like this is the lack of substantive data...
WHO were these "experts"?
Where's the supporting data?
Otherwise, it's just an article crafted to pull emotional strings and grab headlines.
Worth investigating if it bothers you enough to do the research, but worthless as a
"scientific" article.

The Sky is falling! The sky is falling!
As they quite often say here: "Google it!" You'll find tons of data, including scientific for much of it. (I haven't read about all 7, but some of them - yes - for years.)

That's like saying: "The President said what!? Can you prove it? Is it scientifically proven to be true? Would he really say that? Are those news people REAL reporters?" The point is, if you don't want to believe it... don't, but don't ridicule - just let it go.
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My question is, if this is bad for us, how did it make it to the shelf? Where is the regulation? Lets find the people who signed the "ok" and string them up.
The USDA relgulates livestock production and slaughter. They are the same agency that is charged with promoting US agriculture. How's that for a conflict of interest?
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