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Originally posted by WhereIsTheBatman
This does not need to exist
Originally posted by CranialSponge
Probably enough to feed the hungry of the world.
Sad, isn't it ?
There's no doubt about it, we are a spoiled society and have to come expect top quality for everything.
My mother worked in the Safeway meat department for years... did you know that they die the meat bright red to make it look more appetizing to the customers ? Fresh meat actually has a slight brownish tinge to it, but people assume it should be a bright blood red.
Thanks for the thread, we need to be reminded every now and then that our perception of the world around us is very skewed indeed.
Artificial food preservatives, food colors and flavor enhancers, many of these can be dangerous chemicals added to our food and are known to be linked to Hyperactivity, Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD), Asthma, Cancer and other medical conditions.
One of my favorite foods in the world has to be a freshly picked apple. Whether I am eating a juicy, red Gala apple, or a green, tart Granny Smith apple, my taste buds explode with the goodness of each bite. ,"Do organic foods have pesticides?" The answer is yes, but these pesticides come from natural sources, such as certain types of plants, and they do not use synthetic pesticides. Organic farmers also tend to spray less pesticides on their produce than other farmers, and the pesticides are less dangerous for the environment. Also, if a product is certified organic, it has to abide by the national standards.
insect repellent has the pesticide DEET in it.
An edible coating is a thin layer that is applied on the surface of a fruit or vegetables which is consumed together with the fruit. Edible coatings are considered to be safe for human consumption. Therefore, these coatings are expected to be consumed together with the fruits. The same way the sausages are consumed with their casing.
However, it should be noted that there could be unscrupulous producers who would coat apples with petroleum-based waxes. The type of waxes applied on fruits are supposed to enforced by the state. For example, in USA, Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) oversees all the waxes that are supposed to be used. Whereas Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBs ) is the responsible body in Kenya.