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You might be what you eat

http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=BZ

check it out. wow.
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Wow, a produce would look good but no one know how much pesticide is used.

Talk about taking poison.. Tomla.

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Heck and some people think riding bikes is dangerous to your health, might just have to open throtle more to get more good fresh air purging through my system
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Just started munching some peanuts then saw your thread...well!
Guess it pays to wash foods, fruits, vegies and meats well, when possible.
There wasn't a peanut listing, however there was one for peanut butter, sorta hard to wash peanut butter!

There are problems associated with eating food grown in crap also....think of it.....eeeewwww.

Between the colored pie charts and the percentages one could easily draw conclusions, perhaps wrongfully, that food isn't good for us and we should stop eating in our house. Wondering if there is someone buying organic water out there?

Like my Pa says "I've been drinkin' town water for 80 years and it ain't killed me yet, scoffing at people throwing their money away on shopping carts full of water when it goes on "SALE".

Not in our house!

Organics come from our garden, they're too expensive from anywhere else!

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Most veg we eat come from our garden and the meat from our small paddock, we even a small lemon tree that gives us lemons, my wife and my 78 year old Dad love working in the garden but not me, my job is rotary hoe the ground and eat it(anything with a engine and i will do it).


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While I'm not a proponent of widespread pesticide use, the linked page is largely irrelevant given the general lack of context. So captan, for example, is found on 40% of frozen blueberries. Ok, in what typical concentration? What level of concentration is dangerous? Does the residue have the same toxicity as the original chemical? Etc. I'm all for reduction in chemical use, but pardon me for not panicking.

And re: food grown in crap: manure (preferably composted) has been used as a fertilizer over the entire history of agriculture. Oversaturation will give you issues with nitrate levels (I think it's nitrates; been off the farm for awhile), particularly runoff in the water supply, but basically crap (compost) = bonus nutrients. Win.

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Anything taken in moderate level is food and anything taken is excess is POISON.

You only eat what your body needs and not what you need and like.

Yes , today's world is filled with chemical and there is no way we can leave without it. You tooth paste is nothing but chemical so you start and end your day with chemical.

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We eat mostly fresh eggs, wild or self farmed meat, and fresh caught fish, and home grown veggies.
Fruit is about 50/50 mix grown and boughten.
Sadly our flour, butter, cheese and such is all from mass production, and store bought.

Time alone with ones thoughts, is quality time.

They say there is a lack of jobs. Seems here to be more a lack of people willing to work hard, and take pride in the work they do.

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Irrelevant to you, informative for some. It's like cancer, you may have a 1 in a million chance of getting it, but what if you're the 1 in the million? so yea, even w/o knowing the concentration of a pesticide, I'm going to buy the organic blueberries over the conventional berries if I have the money and the choice, and since I bought a V and not an f800gs, I have the $.
I'm not panicking either, but your reaction seems like I may have touched a nerve. I find it funny that lots of people react this way, think of the folks who say global warming doesn't exist....
"Crap," yea, harbors lots of bugs, so you have to pay attention to washing all your organic fresh stuff. Hep A sux. The other thing I found out recently was that washing fruits/veg, even in soap, doesn't remove as much pesticide residue as one might think. Environmental Working Group, I think, also puts out a chart that shows which fruits/vegs are relatively safe to eat, like broccoli. If I was a bug, I'd find something a little tastier, myself.

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While I'm not a proponent of widespread pesticide use, the linked page is largely irrelevant given the general lack of context. So captan, for example, is found on 40% of frozen blueberries. Ok, in what typical concentration? What level of concentration is dangerous? Does the residue have the same toxicity as the original chemical? Etc. I'm all for reduction in chemical use, but pardon me for not panicking.

And re: food grown in crap: manure (preferably composted) has been used as a fertilizer over the entire history of agriculture. Oversaturation will give you issues with nitrate levels (I think it's nitrates; been off the farm for awhile), particularly runoff in the water supply, but basically crap (compost) = bonus nutrients. Win.

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IF THE BUYING STOPS THE KILLING WILL STOP TOO.

You decide how to end this world and its in your hands.

We are the consumers and we can decide what the Market gives us.
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