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Originally posted by GenLo
reply to post by jibeho
Really hmm well lets look at the facts that all the diseases mentioned have only continued to climb in the number of people suffering from them. Surely there may be other contributing factor and even if this isn't the main contributing factor its still apart of the problem! Thanks for the input but "the proof is in the pudding" as they say.
Originally posted by jibeho
With regards to the liners in canned food. You would have to consume about 100 cans a day to reach a tolerable level. A tolerable daily intake is how much of a substance can be taken in on a daily basis over a lifetime without appreciable health risk.
I certainly don't consume that amount on a daily basis. Furthermore, if you are hoarding for disaster you should be stocking up on dehydrated or freeze dried items to begin with. Most canned foods may only have a 2 year shelf life at best.
Don't worry about it and enjoy some canned corn on me.
This BPA freak out is based mostly on fear and very little on fact. BPA is one of the most thoroughly studied substances used in consumer products. Probably its most important application is its use in the lining of food cans to prevent food contamination from germs and can corrosion. Other common products that include BPA: eyeglass lenses, CDs, DVDs, computers, power tools, car headlights, sporting equipment, medical devices, incubators, and food and drink containers.
[edit on 15-12-2009 by jibeho]
An autoclave is a device to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high pressure steam at 121° C or more
Originally posted by GenLo
Cans laced with an inner coating that leaches poison into your food! Ouch!
The food processing world is reeling right now one day after a shocking new series of tests released by Consumer Reports revealed that many leading brands of canned foods contain Bisphenol A (BPA)—a toxic chemical linked to health risks including reproductive abnormalities, neurological effects, heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers, diabetes, heart disease and other serious health problems.
Tests Reveal Poison in Nearly All Canned Foods!
Full Article AND PETITION!
Originally posted by dgtempe
We have been consuming so many posisons that our bodies are used to them by now.
Originally posted by MaxBlack
Since this posting is in the Survival category, I will add some additional food for thought when it comes to canned foods.
A while back I wanted to begin getting familiar with eating what I had and making do in ways that would test my ability to go months with just the supplies I had on hand. I mostly had canned goods like chili, soups of all kinds, tuna, beans, fruits, sauces, the usual spam, Vienna sausages and an assortment of candies and crackers in tin cans.
I thought I was doing OK until after about four months, I got so ill that I had to see a doctor and had to be hospitalized. The doctor discovered by health was in bad shape. My blood pressure was through the roof, my cholesterol was astronomical and I had other symptoms that had weakened my immune system to the flu. My flu turned into a lung phenomena which required three days of hospitalization and a number of weeks to recover from because of my malnourished condition.
Anyway, the lesson learned is that if and when the SHTF, from the moment you begin eating out of a canned good food, is when you will begin killing yourself with what you eat. You will be consuming too much sodium in one regard and you wont be receiving other needed nutrients on the other.
While I thought that taking vitamins and such would help me, the dangerous levels of sodium and other chemicals and dyes in food stuffs can kill you as sure as a planet sized meteor hitting you in the head. I personally believe there should be warnings about eating long term out of a can, because it can induce a heart attack and diminish your immune system so that when something comes along like the flu, it could end up killing you instead of just making you ill.
Anyway, your posting made me remember my attempt to live long term out of a can. These days I eat healthy while I still can and if and when I ever have to go into a survival mode, I will augment canned items with dry goods, and with some fresh grown greens and things that can grown while I eat from a box or a can.
Trying to survive long term to me is after a six month period. If after six months you have to survive off of what you have, you better have some variety because even living off of a half cup of rice a day for two months almost killed me. While I am sure my age and other factors contributed to my inability to eat a single item in the exact same quantity each and ever day in a day out over months. In retrospect, I can state that eating canned foods for a lengthy time can get to be a true challenge of ones ability to survive.
You have to know when to switch up on the food items and you have to know which foods are most likely to affect your health.
Thanks for the posting.
Originally posted by mysticalzoe
reply to post by endisnighe
okay that is freaking me out, we had some cans of Green Giant food here, because last year we started hoarding canned food, then realized it wasn't the greatest, (taste wise) so we used all the canned food, except for Tuna. Just two weeks ago we had the last Green Giant green beans, tasted like crap. We have vowed not have canned anymore just fresh and frozen. In fact we will be growing a garden this year with our own fresh veggies, which will actually sae us money.
If you want your veggies, I suggest fresh or frozen.