7 foods even food safety experts won't eat

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7 foods even food safety experts won't eat

Jul!a Jul!a
I know that saying that an expert won't partake in something in their field isn't exactly a huge thing. After all, there are lots of things that while not great aren't all that bad either. Like, my husband sells auto parts all the time that he would never use, not because they're bad but because there are better ones that he would rather use. Even so, the things on this list still made me sit back and think a little bit. How many of you do, or don't, eat things on this list? I think I'm guilty of just about every one of them.
12/14/2011
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Drakoni Drakoni
Interesting. I've heard the canned tomatoes and a few others before, but not the salmon, beef, and apples ones.
12/14/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Yeah, the popcorn one was news to me.
12/15/2011
Valentinka Valentinka
I have no idea what do they feed the cows which meat and milk I usually consume, but I'm out of risk with other things, I guess I only eat my Grandma's potatoes, home-canned tomatoes and not a fan of apples and pop-corn.
12/15/2011
Valentinka Valentinka
We don't put tomatoes in tin cans, but in glass jars. That's safe, I think

Thanks for this post, Sam! It was interesting to read )
12/15/2011
SweetSurprise SweetSurprise
Wow very interesting..
12/15/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I've heard all these. I'm not totally convinced most of these are a huge hazard for the normal user.

The popcorn thing is a problem for people who work in the factories which box the popcorn, as they come in contact with the particalzed oil is huge quantities, not the small amount you may or may not come in contact with having a bag of micro popcorn.

The tomatoes? I'm not buying the "estrogen like compounds are dangerous" thing. Why? For one reason, when I started perimenopause, I tried virtually EVERY form of "phyto-estrogen"etc and got NO effect whatsoever. (Until I tried REAL estrogen, then it worked like magic.) Also, many studies have shown that even chemicals that LOOK like estrogens, but aren't estrogens, don't WORK like estrogens in the human body.

Not only that, the jury is still out on the whole "well, it seems like it might work like an estrogen." So? It doesn't mean it IS one.

I have to deal with a father who is so paranoid and obsessive about every freaking "contaminant" that he rarely leaves the house and is afraid to breathe (nearly literally) and my diet is so limited because of REAL allergies (the kind where I get a real histamine reaction, not just "I feel tired, I must be allergic to that.") that I can't be bothered removing more stuff from my diet.

Everyone is free to make their own choices, but I've been through the "Food Fear" stage and I'm done with it.

Life is too short to live in fear that horror and death is lurking in things like apples, canned tomatoes and popcorn....

JMO.
12/15/2011
jedent jedent
i'm aware of the milk situation. but i have gotten a store bought potato to sprout so they can shove it.
12/15/2011
JackRaiden JackRaiden
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I know that saying that an expert won't partake in something in their field isn't exactly a huge thing. After all, there are lots of things that while not great aren't all that bad either. Like, my husband sells auto parts all the time ...
Wow, that's a pretty nice list, with lots of information. Saved. Thanks Sam.
12/15/2011
js250 js250
I never use all our potatoes and they sprout like crazy!!
12/15/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Nice, scary as hell information!

I wondered about the additives in cow milk when I started seeing 9 year old girls with DD's.

I didn't know about the tomatoes and popcorn.
12/15/2011
Kitka Kitka
Interesting but we can't afford to buy organic everything. We already have to buy everything gluten free for our son and are lucky we can get by with that on our grocery bill. Honestly I've never had a problem with microwave popcorn, with the amount I've eaten I should be sterile lol.
12/15/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I don't drink dairy milk because it makes me ill or rashy. I don't eat organic potatoes because other lists say they're one of the cleaner conventionally farmed foods. I use tinned tomatoes as a base for a lot of soups and stews and I love microwave popcorn!
12/15/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I've already heard of all these but then again bachelors in Dietetics and nutrition will do that.
12/16/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
The meat thing is the biggest for me. But mostly because I grew up around horses and on farms and with livestock in general.

Not only is corn fed beef less nutritional, it's also inhumane.

Cows that are fed corn do not eat grass. This is also because the pastures they're in are often too small for the number of cattle in them (assuming they're in pastures at all) and are pure mud and cow crap.

Not only that, but corn actually makes cows sick. They have to give them antibiotics and all sorts of crap to keep the cows "healthy" while being fed corn. It's horrible.

I don't care if at the end of the day it's being sent to a slaughter house. Animals on this earth, especially ones we are wholly responsible for the existence of, deserve to be treated better than that.

I really like being able to go to local farmers as well. We have a few in my state and it does take a bit of a drive but it's a lot less than the drive the supermarket trucks have to make carrying midwest cornfed steaks to NC. It's nice getting to see the actual farm and the pastures and talk to the people who run it and buy directly. I don't eat beef/steak that often, so it's not that big a deal, and it really helps keep beef and steak seem "special" and more luxury. It's also helped me learn to be a better cook, because I really appreciate the food and what went into it and want to enjoy it for all its glory lol
12/16/2011
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