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Re: The Food Thread

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If I understand the cases (not necessarily a given), all the winning plaintiffs had serious health conditions, but were exposed over time to far more Roundup than most typical users. Kinda like the rats they kill by feeding/shooting them up with more of a substance than anybody is likely to be exposed to.
It's been in our news lately, but Roundup (glyphosate) is not mentioned in the 1st article I linked. Apparently there are other pesticides that the author and/or the other nations he's looking at deem much worse.
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Could be they come with better warnings and/or their use is not as widespread.
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There are or were two versions of Roundup sold commercially. One was a diluted version intended for general homeowner use; the other is a concentrated form intended for large scale or institutional use and is much stronger. My former neighbor retired from Henderson County Schools and had a five gallon bucket of the industrial stuff; he used to give some of it to me and that stuff was certain death and utter doom for all weeds.....and maybe for anyone who used it for an extended period of time.

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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by O Really » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:56 am

The original home version of Roundup was the stronger stuff too. I think they changed it sometime around 2000 or so. With the early stuff, I could spray once around trees and in shrubbery beds and they'd stay clear all season. It also killed off poison ivy. Didn't kill larger stuff, but if you got some of it on the leaves the branch would be damaged. The later (current, I suppose) takes more to work, works much more slowly, and doesn't last a season.

Since it's supposed to work by killing the weed down to its root without damaging the ground around it, I'd have to guess that it no longer actually kills the weed, but just weakens it since it's back by July or August.

Wouldn't doubt it can be carcinogenic or some other kind of harmful to someone long exposed to large quantities, but that can also apply to a lot of other stuff.



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Unread post by O Really » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:45 pm

Dinner tonight - fresh halibut right off the boat. :)
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More wingquackery and nutfoolery looks like.

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Yep, those hog farms in North Carolina stink. Then again, there was a time when almost every family farm had a few hogs.
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Yep, those hog farms in North Carolina stink. Then again, there was a time when almost every family farm had a few hogs.

And none of them were near the house.
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None of them were massive CAFOs where tens of thousands of swine, cattle or fowl were next door. 1 FAT CAN's mommy still has to buy the apples and oranges for him.
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Don't you have one near Hendersonvile, NC?
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Also, there were no huge waste lagoons on family farms contaminating ground water and spewing toxins into the air. Any livestock waste was immediately used to fertilize crops.
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Unread post by 1 CAT FAN » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:02 pm

Unlike lazy people today, small family farms raised pigs for consumption not to generate revenue. So easy for today's consumer to go to the grocery store for pork products. That's the trade off of progress I guess.
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    Unread post by O Really » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:51 pm

    I've found the poke bowl. It's becoming a staple.

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    O Really wrote:
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    I've found the poke bowl. It's becoming a staple.
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    Poke (pudding), originating in the Cook Islands
    Virginia poke or pokeweed, a herbaceous perennial plant
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    Unread post by O Really » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:14 am

    That would definitely be number 2.
    F'rinstance, the salmon/avocado bowl.

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    Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:58 pm

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    Unread post by neoplacebo » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:36 am

    My theory is that this is chicken Jihad and that the Chick fil A cow did this in a fit of jihadi zeal. The Wendy's and McDonalds clues are false flags.

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    Re: The Food Thread

    Unread post by O Really » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:30 am

    Bought a whole halibut right off the boat yesterday, filleted free, $10/lb. Between that and the salmon we already had, the freezer is full. Fresh fish, fresh local veggies, good beer. Life is good.

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