Food Is Weird

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Re: Food Is Weird

Postby dilbert » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:41 pm

How to Become Gluten Intolerant :dizzy:
Great advice for anyone who needs to feel special...
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Re: Food Is Weird

Postby tronagirl » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:55 am

Villainous Superfoods
The Huffpo trying to out-trendy people who are trendy. Airhead advice for airheads who want to be more trendy than trendy people. My philosophy is to try new foods when they are available and if I like them eat them again. Worrying about the global impact is silly since there's no way of knowing. Don't believe a bit of the BS in this video. It's just speculation and not likely even intelligent speculation at that.
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Re: Food Is Weird

Postby dilbert » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:48 pm

Highly refined foods like sugar contain no DNA. Should GMO labeling rules apply?
If it's identical, then it's identical. The source shouldn't matter.
Nobody—absolutely nobody—can tell the difference between sugar that comes from GMO crops and sugar that doesn’t. You can even have expert scientists study it at the molecular level using ultra-powerful gas-spectrometer analysis. And still, nobody can tell the difference. So why would anybody want the U.S. Department of Agriculture to try?

https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/09/12/highly-refined-foods-like-sugar-contain-no-dna-should-gmo-labeling-rules-apply/
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Re: Food Is Weird

Postby wildrose » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:02 am

GMO myth busting: Behold the dandelion, the weed with farm busting superpowers
Weeds evolve through natural processes to become more resistant to techniques used by farmers to eradicate them. Although it's conceivable that genetic manipulations in crop plants could get passed along into weeds, it's extremely unlikely unless the crop plant and the weed plant are closely related, which almost never is the case. There are other mechanisms involving microbes as carriers which could result in a transfer of genetic material, but this in reality is extremely rare when we're talking about two different species of plants.
They claim that the variety will lead to yet another wave of “superweeds”—hardy weeds that have developed a resistance to one herbicide, often requiring additional sprayings of other herbicides.

Let’s unpack the superweeds debate. The word, which is not used by scientists, is actually a misnomer.

Superweeds are just plain weeds that are not easy to kill—like tiny dandelions whose super power is the ability to crouch real low and avoid being cut down by mowers. And efforts by food companies to remove any “GMO” from their supply chain won’t help resist resistance — in fact, these efforts might make resistance worse.

LINK: https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/09/12/gmo-myth-busting-behold-dandelion-weed-farm-busting-superpowers/
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Re: Food Is Weird

Postby twister » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:20 am

Big Food Strikes Back: Why Did the Obamas Fail to Take On Corporate Agriculture? :?
The food industry is powerful and most of the time they are more concerned about profits than our health. Surprise. Surprise.
Soon after the inauguration, the Obamas gave Big Food a case of heartburn when, in the spring of 2009, Michelle Obama planted an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn, a symbolic but nevertheless powerful act that thrilled the food movement. The first lady also helped establish a farmers’ market a block from the White House; a photo op featured her heaping a market basket with local produce and singing the praises of fresh vegetables.

LINK: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/10/09/magazine/obama-administration-big-food-policy.html
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Re: Food Is Weird

Postby tronagirl » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:03 pm

Why are Cashews Not Sold to Consumers in Their Shells?
I had no idea... :upset:
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Re: Food Is Weird

Postby twister » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:06 am

Sweet potatoes and yams: What's the difference?
This is interesting and it sort of sets the record straight. For the most part, you aren't likely to actually be eating yams here in the USA since they are only available at specialty stores.
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Re: Food Is Weird

Postby mrgreen » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:41 pm

Popping Corn In a Vacuum
Great trick to get fluffier pop corn!
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Re: Food Is Weird

Postby panamint_patty » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:49 am

Tony's Table: Picking The Best Kale
This is the first I've heard of "dinosaur" kale. BTW, anyone know if kale would do well during the fall or spring in Trona?
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Re: Food Is Weird

Postby mrfish » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:42 am

Food and Drug Administration Approves Pink Pineapple
This genetically engineered pink pineapple seems like a fun novelty. I wonder if nutritional properties were altered as a result.
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