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What scares you more?....Grains, Dairy, Legumes or....

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 28, 2011 at 2:07 PM

GMO Fruits, Veggies and ...yes Salmon...lately it hit that since I've haven't been eating Grains, Dairy and Legumes, that I'm basically eating genetically modified garbage...

Ever feel like you've left one evil for another.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

You do realise that nitrate free bacon contains just as much nitrates as normal bacon?

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on March 28, 2011
at 08:41 PM

I think the health effects are probably the same in terms of nitrate or nitrate free bacon.

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on March 28, 2011
at 07:31 PM

Plant on Plant action - that made me laugh! My favorite apple is a result of just such a union. Honeycrisp may have been made by man but it was sent by god :)

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

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on March 28, 2011
at 07:26 PM

No, I'm in the boonies. Ah I wish we had a publix up here, but they are a southern company and I'm in BFE Michigan.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

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on March 28, 2011
at 07:25 PM

@Matthew so is there any point in driving across god's holy acre to attempt to find some or are we really not going to die by eating normal bacon in abundance?

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:39 PM

There are not any GMO fruit and vegetables for sale, apart from papayas grown in Hawaii.

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:36 PM

Maybe you mean pesticides, Tim ?

3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:30 PM

Hmm, perhaps I am misinformed, in that I assumed that most of the grocery store fare was GMO or somehow tainted with chemicals. What about restaurants where you know they want to use the cheapest stuff available. Perhaps you could inform me on which channels use GMO fruits/veggies.

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:05 PM

As far as I know you are correct.

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on March 28, 2011
at 04:51 PM

Fructose, wheat, linoleic acid - now that's scary! Beans and dairy, not so scary.

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on March 28, 2011
at 03:37 PM

I this would make a good question to post.

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on March 28, 2011
at 03:07 PM

Bummer :( There are sources online if you're desperate...

2cdd1c775683f760390d80cdb984fc13

on March 28, 2011
at 03:02 PM

I was just about to post that I have been buying Pacific or Alaskan Salmon as much as possible recently, but then I realized I haven't since the Tsunami in Japan. Does anyone know if it has affected Pacific Salmon production?

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

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on March 28, 2011
at 02:49 PM

@Tim - this is an honest to goodness farmers market, lots of different vendors and farmers will be there. It isn't a store front. @StalkingmySupper - I don't believe we have that brand (looked at all the bacon last night, no luck) nor do we have a "butcher"

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on March 28, 2011
at 02:37 PM

They already have escaped. Check out the work by Alexandra Morton - http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/ So sad. BUY WILD!!! Support the fisherman

3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

(487)

on March 28, 2011
at 02:37 PM

Be careful with "Farmer's Markets" there is a Dutch Country Farmer's Market nearby...why I asked them where they get their chicken from , they...we don't know...I was shocked..

3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

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on March 28, 2011
at 02:34 PM

Even beyond GMO Salmon....we have the gulf of mexico which is basically poisoned from the Oil Spill/Cleanup and then the pacific is getting radiation from Japan

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on March 28, 2011
at 02:24 PM

I use the Applegate Farms brand of bacon for nitrate-free. http://www.applegatefarms.com/resources/ For sausage your best bet is an old-school butcher shop.

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F4aff43df6a8a49a1c3879c1233ee560

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on March 28, 2011
at 02:50 PM

As a farmer, I'd like to weigh in here. I'm not aware of any commercially available GMO fruits or vegetables apart from sweet corn and papayas. There was a GMO tomato years ago, but it was discontinued due to poor consumer acceptance. There are thousands of new varieties of fruit and vegetables released every year, but those are developed by traditional breeding (yeah good ol plant on plant action, hot!). Of course I'm sure there are plenty of GMOs vegetables lurking in labs around the world waiting to be released.

Let me know if I missed any other GMO fruit or Vegetables.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19235)

on March 28, 2011
at 06:05 PM

As far as I know you are correct.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on March 28, 2011
at 07:31 PM

Plant on Plant action - that made me laugh! My favorite apple is a result of just such a union. Honeycrisp may have been made by man but it was sent by god :)

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on March 28, 2011
at 06:36 PM

Maybe you mean pesticides, Tim ?

3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

(487)

on March 28, 2011
at 06:30 PM

Hmm, perhaps I am misinformed, in that I assumed that most of the grocery store fare was GMO or somehow tainted with chemicals. What about restaurants where you know they want to use the cheapest stuff available. Perhaps you could inform me on which channels use GMO fruits/veggies.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19235)

on March 28, 2011
at 06:39 PM

There are not any GMO fruit and vegetables for sale, apart from papayas grown in Hawaii.

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on March 28, 2011
at 02:28 PM

No, I don't feel like I've left one evil for the other.

Even eating CAFO meat and unpastured chickens and non-organic fruits/vegetables, I am doing so much better than when I ate all of the processed gluten filled, sugar laden crap.

I do my best to source things the best I can, but when I can't I don't stress about it.

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(1791)

on March 28, 2011
at 06:59 PM

i'm afraid of america

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Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:32 PM

I'm not eating GMO anything but grains scare me a hell of a lot more than pasteurized dairy of CAFO meat. CAFO meat = ever so small a pimple the next day, maybe a subtle grumble in the tummy right after. Pasteurized dairy - worse but won't ruin my day. Grains - fuck, I'm being eaten alive from the inside! Ahhhh! Even sprouted quinoa and white rice are unpleasant.

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on March 28, 2011
at 02:22 PM

grow what you can, and otherwise buy local from people you trust

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60199d3a580a4e17969059609e48e678

on March 28, 2011
at 06:47 PM

Grains are enemy #1 as far as I am concerned.

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:26 PM

GRAINS. I have no problem with small amounts of raw diary products. And for strength training Raw Milk is the best.

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on March 28, 2011
at 04:08 PM

I try to get organic and local when I can and have been getting frozen bison (which is amazing) and wild salmon in the mail. I luckily live near great markets and green markets so I can get all the good stuff!

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on March 28, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Oranges 13- they sell nitrate free bacon at earthfare and fresh market... Do you have either of those near you? My mom says she has seen it at publix but I havent seen it.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on March 28, 2011
at 07:26 PM

No, I'm in the boonies. Ah I wish we had a publix up here, but they are a southern company and I'm in BFE Michigan.

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9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

on March 28, 2011
at 02:16 PM

I'm just waiting for our farmers market to open in may. Literally counting the days. Until then, we don't really have an option for grass-fed anything. Having to make due with the fewest ingredient things we can find in the store. Last night we spent 20 minutes reading labels to find a sausage that was low carb and had as few unpronounceable ingredients as possible. No luck finding nitrate free bacon yet :(

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19235)

on March 28, 2011
at 08:41 PM

I think the health effects are probably the same in terms of nitrate or nitrate free bacon.

3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

(487)

on March 28, 2011
at 02:37 PM

Be careful with "Farmer's Markets" there is a Dutch Country Farmer's Market nearby...why I asked them where they get their chicken from , they...we don't know...I was shocked..

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on March 28, 2011
at 02:49 PM

@Tim - this is an honest to goodness farmers market, lots of different vendors and farmers will be there. It isn't a store front. @StalkingmySupper - I don't believe we have that brand (looked at all the bacon last night, no luck) nor do we have a "butcher"

2cdd1c775683f760390d80cdb984fc13

on March 28, 2011
at 02:24 PM

I use the Applegate Farms brand of bacon for nitrate-free. http://www.applegatefarms.com/resources/ For sausage your best bet is an old-school butcher shop.

2cdd1c775683f760390d80cdb984fc13

on March 28, 2011
at 03:07 PM

Bummer :( There are sources online if you're desperate...

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19235)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

You do realise that nitrate free bacon contains just as much nitrates as normal bacon?

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on March 28, 2011
at 07:25 PM

@Matthew so is there any point in driving across god's holy acre to attempt to find some or are we really not going to die by eating normal bacon in abundance?

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2cdd1c775683f760390d80cdb984fc13

on March 28, 2011
at 02:13 PM

I think it's all about finding a responsible source and never, ever leaving it. I find that I'm eating more local foods since those are the ones I can trust. I think Salmon is by far the scariest one. I'm worried about a GMO salmon somehow escaping into the wild and contaminating the other fish.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on March 28, 2011
at 03:37 PM

I this would make a good question to post.

3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

(487)

on March 28, 2011
at 02:34 PM

Even beyond GMO Salmon....we have the gulf of mexico which is basically poisoned from the Oil Spill/Cleanup and then the pacific is getting radiation from Japan

2cdd1c775683f760390d80cdb984fc13

on March 28, 2011
at 03:02 PM

I was just about to post that I have been buying Pacific or Alaskan Salmon as much as possible recently, but then I realized I haven't since the Tsunami in Japan. Does anyone know if it has affected Pacific Salmon production?

Medium avatar

(12379)

on March 28, 2011
at 02:37 PM

They already have escaped. Check out the work by Alexandra Morton - http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/ So sad. BUY WILD!!! Support the fisherman

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