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Zapatos Nuevos

This IS delicious!

Jul 03, 2009
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Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated?

To be clear I should have stated that studies using appropriate controls (same cultivar/genetic makeup grown at the same location with the only difference being whether the plants are grown organically or conventionally; very few of these studies have been conducted) have found no clear nutritional improvement for organically grown food. The cultivar grown has a great impact on the nutritional and flavor quality. Additionally, the soil and environmental conditions also impact the nutritional composition. Studies not taking this into consideration are severely misleading. Also here are a couple of the many references; Newsome R in Food Technology 1990 and Magkos et al in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 2006 as well as a quote:
“There is currently no evidence to support or refute claims that organic food is safer and thus, healthier, than conventional food, or vice versa. Assertions of such kind are inappropriate and not justified, and remain groundless not only due to ethical considerations but also because of limited scientific data.”
Additionally, the USDA, which certifies organic, specifically states that its organic label is a marketing tool and refers to how the food is produced not its nutrition or quality.

Both organic and conventionally grown foods use pesticides. The main distinction being that for organically grown produce the pesticide must occur naturally and cannot be synthesized. This is not related to the chemistry definition of organic, contains carbon, as organic farming pesticides include inorganic compounds (sulfur based for example). Here are a few examples of natural pesticides allowed in organic farming:
Natural pyrethrins that are produced by Chrysanthemum– EPA classifies pyrethrum as a likely human carcinogenic as it was shown to cause tumors in rats.
Rotenone – disrupts enzymes needed for respiration in cells and disrupts muscle coordination, causes Parkinson’s like symptoms in rats, causes death in fish (just a few of the health concerns).
A few references: MacKenzie 1993, Betarbet et al 2000, Bashan et al 1993, Dorman 1991)

I agree fully that there are environmental reasons for following organic farming practices.

Don’t worry; I will not post anymore on the subject. You can believe that organic food is healthier if you want. Ample evidence supports the placebo effect so if you believe organic food is healthier then maybe it will be.

Mar 16, 2009
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Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated?

Josh, we all know that all the information on the internet is 100% accurate. Try actually reviewing scientific publications in which appropriate controls are used.

Mar 12, 2009
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Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated?

kitINstLOUIS - Salmonella that comes from eggs is the typical Salmonella. In regards to mutations. All living organisms mutate (change in the DNA sequence).

Many studies have been conducted on organic vs non organic food. Meta-studies (studies that look at and summarize previous research) have found no nutritional improvement for organically grown food. Additionally, no health benefit (or detriment) has been demonstrated from eating an organic diet (for humans or farm animals). The organically farmed chickens would not have a better immune system.

With this said the studies I mentioned compared organic and conventionally grown food. Organic food is not chemical-free; lots of insecticides, pesticides and fungicides are used in organic farming. These chemicals can be toxic and carcinogenic (like those used in conventional farming) as long as they are naturally occurring. compounds (not synthetically made).

Mar 11, 2009
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Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated?

First off, I could care less whether you leave your eggs out and I am not personally worried about Salmonella. But as a scientist the statement by the organic farmer makes no sense whatsoever; "If your source hens are pastured and on chemical-free feed, you’ll have no concerns...". This has nothing to do with bacteria (Salmonella enteritidis) being present in the egg. As Bryn points out the flock would need to be regularly tested for Salmonella.

Mar 07, 2009
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What's the Difference Between Stout and Porter?

This one should get beer aficionados pretty riled up.

Dec 04, 2008
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Canned Beer That's Actually Good

Guiness has been packaging beer in cans for years. I think this is one of the best examples that great tasting beer can be packaged in cans. As a craft beer lover and homebrewer I am all for canned beer!

Oct 15, 2008
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Celebrity Booze

Here's a new name for the Dr. Dre Cognac + Lil Jon's Crunk! cocktail: 'Gangstas Paradise'

May 22, 2008
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Wii Night!

Wii snacks? How bout "Pong Snacks" for all those high class bro-downs featuring Beer Pong throwdowns?

May 22, 2008
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