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How Safe is Our Produce?

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:40 PM
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This morning I had washed,peeled and chopped three pounds of plums,
I was making plum preserves out of them.When I threw the peels away,
a couple had dropped onto the floor.I made a mental note to clean them
up soon or the tiny ants will find them.I was also busy on a thread earlier
today and I forgot about the peels.
When I had finished canning the jellies that I made today,I started to clean
the kitchen.I saw the peels that I had forgotten about and I was really surprised
that there weren't any ants covering the peels.I got down closer to look and
I saw a small piece of plum on the floor as well.There were a couple of ants
on that piece of fruit.
I watched for a moment when one of the ants left the fruit it looked like it was
staggering.Then this ant started to turn in circles,that's when I grabbed the
paper towels and cleaned it up.
I have been making jellies and jams all summer.I have been using frozen fruits
and bottled juices in making them.This was the first time that I had used fresh
fruit for awhile.It does disturb me that the ants weren't all over those fruit peels.
I don't know if I am letting my imagination run wild or what.If anyone else has
noticed anything "strange" about the fruits or produce they have bought,please
let me know.I want to make sure I'm not alone in thinking this.
I bought the plums from sam's club and they were from a farm in california.
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Mods',if this is posted in the wrong forum,please move it.
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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Does this really belong in the other current events section?



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:05 PM
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Safety in all produce is becomming a huge issue. how much radiation as a result of Fukushima is in a Plum grown in California? I hesitate to speculate on the reality, our children are screwed.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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I think you have an ant problem..
and ants love real sugary produce..
Soo whats the problem?

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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The problem is the ants were not all over the fruit like they
should.One even looked like it was staggering around in circles!



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Yikes.
Not sure if there was a problem there or the ant was just dizzy with delight.
I do know that I will NOT eat California strawberries, due to the toxic new chemical being used on them.

I found this site that lists all the possible pesticides on Plums...or any other food listed.
whatsonmyfood.org...


I think peeling them removes most of the contaminants.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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I did wash and peel the fruit before cooking it.
But it still spooked me about those peels.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Yikes.
Not sure if there was a problem there or the ant was just dizzy with delight.
I do know that I will NOT eat California strawberries, due to the toxic new chemical being used on them.

I found this site that lists all the possible pesticides on Plums...or any other food listed.
whatsonmyfood.org...


I think peeling them removes most of the contaminants.
Oh yeah I know,.
another concern for me is that wonder radiation rain on the west coast..
Yummy



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
 


The problem is the ants were not all over the fruit like they
should.One even looked like it was staggering around in circles!


why would you go to the trouble of canning frozen produce,.?
seems kinda umm silly
If your gonna do that why not just buy it in the store? same chemicals



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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I have been making jams and jellies out of the frozen fruits.
I don't buy jelly anymore,I make mine now.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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First thing I thought when I read this was; pesticides left over on the skins.

I don't know how well you washed the skins before you peeled them. I'll take your word that you did a good job. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the pesticides penetrated the skins got inside of the fruit. The stuff they do to our foods these days is REALLY scary. Of course, its all for our protection right?


This is another reason to think about going with organicly farmed fruits and veggies. Supposedly they don't use pesticides on their produce.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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Modern food production is basically poisoning us... pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers, GM, growth hormones, Irradiated food etc... Is it any wonder that cancer rates in the developed world are through the roof?!?!

I started growing my own food a few years ago and it’s the best thing ever... the seeds I buy are from a website that only sells old school heirloom seeds; so no horrible F1 hybrid frankenseeds. We also keep chickens so we get nice fresh eggs and the occasional meat.

Unfortunately we only have a small garden so we have to supplement what we grow with supermarket food...

The one thing I have noticed is this...

When I cook I always throw the veg peelings, and top n tails, onto the compost heap... a couple of years ago I was cooking with the last of our home grown carrots and, as usual, chucked the tops and tails onto the compost. About a week later we went to the supermarket for our usual shopping and purchased some more carrots (due to our garden ones finishing) and, as usual, I chucked the tops and tails onto the compost. When I opened the compost bin lid I could still see my carrots from the week before... they had already started to rot down and were covered in the usual little insects scurrying around. I then tipped the new peelings, and carrot tops, on top of the old. While doing this, one of the carrot tops hit the edge of the compost bin and landed outside the bin (between my bin and garden fence) I couldn’t quite reach it so just left it there to rot down.

A few weeks later I was emptying waste into the compost; I happened to look down and noticed that the carrot top was still sitting there, in between my fence and the bin, looking as fresh as the day I dropped it there!!
I wondered if it was decaying slowly because it was not in the compost bin so, using a garden trail, I rummaged around inside the bin to see if I could find the others. They were there... looking the same as the day a chucked them away.

That little piece of carrot top lasted for just over a year... decaying at an extremely slow rate... What on earth do they do to food to make it defy nature in this way??? And how is our body supposed to process food of this kind


I'm sure there is a bespectacled man in a white coat waiting to tell me the science behind it and how it is "perfectly safe for human consumption" but you know what... I think I’ll stick to organic veg thanks!

Peace

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