DailyDirt: Growing Food Safely

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Modern farming isn't as low-tech as it used to be. There are invasive species of insects to deal with and growing concerns over using various pesticides to control them. But until we figure out the perfect formula for Soylent Green, the economically-viable options for producing cheap and plentiful food seem a bit limited. Here are just a few examples of problems in the food industry. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
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Filed Under: arsenic, e coli, farming, food poisoning, insects, pesticides, rice


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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 16 Dec 2011 @ 5:15pm

    also arsenic in apple juice

    you forgot to mention apple juice is poisoning us slowly too.

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      Ed C., 16 Dec 2011 @ 10:16pm

      Re: also arsenic in apple juice

      It would also by wise to point out that apple juice is used as a sweetener/filler in many other juices as well. Well, at least the ones that don't use tons of high-fructose corn syrup.

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    Ed C., 16 Dec 2011 @ 10:12pm

    Apparently, the arsenic comes from years of pesticide use where rice is grown, and unfortunately, there aren't any legal limits for arsenic in most foods sold in the US.

    SHIT! You just made me spit my apple juice.

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    RonKaminsky (profile), 17 Dec 2011 @ 1:53am

    Such a short memory

    > until we figure out the perfect formula for Soylent Green

    Didn't we just figure this out in another comment thread? Where someone suggested we make the major ingredient all the congresscritters who are no longer looking out for the public good?

    Darn, can't find it now...

    (NB: this comment is 100% sarcasm)

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  • identicon
    Pixelation, 17 Dec 2011 @ 9:48am

    Prop 65

    I guess we need Prop 65 warning labels for rice now.

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    Pixelation, 17 Dec 2011 @ 9:49am

    How about...

    "Japanese researchers suggest a remedy of soaking the veggies in strong vinegar to kill off these nasty bugs."

    Maybe the Germans should stop shitting where they eat.

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