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Is Prevention Magazine the mainstream publication leading the way against CW?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 05, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I clicked on the link to this article leery of what foods it would tell me I should "never eat," expecting red meat or eggs. Turns out, it advises against grain-fed beef, non-organic apples & potatoes, microwaved popcorn (due to chemicals in the bag linings) & farmed salmon. They've got a way to go on the topic of milk, but it looks like they're headed in the right direction!

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/12/01/7-foods-should-never-eat/?intcmp=obnetwork

Is this on par for Prevention Magazine's articles, or is this magazine just starting to see the light? Any chance that others will follow?

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on December 06, 2011
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Even organic potatoes can be stored long term under proper conditions. This is a good thing. Apples and potatoes--along with other root veggies and winter squash--are food that have a very long storage life. Kept in cool in root cellars, these foods provided nourishment to our ancestors that came after the development of agriculture but before we developed transportation systems fast enough to bring us fresh produce from the other side of the world. Apples are only harvested once a year. If you are buying fresh picked apples in March, they are coming from somewhere very, very, very far away.

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on December 06, 2011
at 04:54 AM

do u know how long the nonorganic potwtoes were stored? The produce guy at whole foods informed me that their apples are stored for even 1/2 a year sometimes... no joke.

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on December 06, 2011
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Polyface is pretty much rock-star status since Omnivore's Dilemma and Food Inc.

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on December 05, 2011
at 10:51 PM

It's interesting that they got ahold of Polyface Farms; they're linked with the Paleo community and have been featured on Robb Wolf's website.

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on December 05, 2011
at 08:15 PM

Totally. I think it's really geared to the everyday reader.

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on December 06, 2011
at 12:06 AM

To me this just seemed pro-organic/anti-chemical rather than really getting into CW about which types of foods are best for you. It doesn???t really discuss whether or not you should eat a particular food per se; it mainly just says to pick the organic/chemical-free one.

One of the arguments they use in favor of grass-fed beef is that it is ???lower in saturated fats that have been linked to heart disease.??? On the other hand, it did also say ???lower in inflammatory omega-6s???, which I suppose is a pretty interesting take from a CW magazine.

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on December 05, 2011
at 09:24 PM

so they got one right. i guess it had to happen; they were due.

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on December 05, 2011
at 08:13 PM

I liked this article, particularly because it wasn't written by someone already in the ancestral eating community (as far as I know.)

I particularly liked the budget tips, as we can't all purchase only grass fed meat and certified organic produce (although I mix in as much as I can possibly afford.)

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on December 05, 2011
at 08:15 PM

Totally. I think it's really geared to the everyday reader.

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on December 06, 2011
at 01:24 AM

I thought it was a great article considering it was from a mainstream commercial magazine, but I was a bit baffled by the potato comment. The potatoes I buy now are local/organic, but I have had lots and lots of conventional potatoes sprout in my pantry over the years. I'm not sure what that guy was talking about.

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on December 06, 2011
at 04:54 AM

do u know how long the nonorganic potwtoes were stored? The produce guy at whole foods informed me that their apples are stored for even 1/2 a year sometimes... no joke.

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on December 06, 2011
at 11:46 AM

Even organic potatoes can be stored long term under proper conditions. This is a good thing. Apples and potatoes--along with other root veggies and winter squash--are food that have a very long storage life. Kept in cool in root cellars, these foods provided nourishment to our ancestors that came after the development of agriculture but before we developed transportation systems fast enough to bring us fresh produce from the other side of the world. Apples are only harvested once a year. If you are buying fresh picked apples in March, they are coming from somewhere very, very, very far away.

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