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School Science Project Reveals High Levels Of Fukushima Nuclear Radiation in Grocery Store Seafood
The Truth Wins ^ | March 27th, 2014 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 03/28/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT by xzins

A Canadian high school student named Bronwyn Delacruz never imagined that her school science project would make headlines all over the world. But that is precisely what has happened. Using a $600 Geiger counter purchased by her father, Delacruz measured seafood bought at local grocery stores for radioactive contamination. What she discovered was absolutely stunning. Much of the seafood, particularly the products that were made in China, tested very high for radiation. So is this being caused by nuclear radiation from Fukushima? Is the seafood that we are eating going to give us cancer and other diseases? The American people deserve the truth, but as you will see below, the U.S. and Canadian governments are not even testing imported seafood for radiation. To say that this is deeply troubling would be a massive understatement.

In fact, what prompted Bronwyn Delacruz to conduct her science project was the fact that the Canadian government stopped testing imported seafood for radiation in 2012…

Alberta high-school student Bronwyn Delacruz loves sushi, but became concerned last summer after learning how little food inspection actually takes place on some of its key ingredients.

The Grade 10 student from Grande Prairie said she was shocked to discover that, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods for radiation in 2012. And what should be a major red flag for authorities is the fact that the seafood with the highest radiation is coming from China…

Armed with a $600 Geiger counter bought by her dad, Delacruz studied a variety of seafoods – particularly seaweeds – as part of an award-winning science project that she will take to a national fair next month.

“Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International Atomic Energy Agency sets as radioactive contamination, which is 1,450 counts over a 10-minute period,” she said. “Some of my samples came up as 1,700 or 1,800.”

Delacruz said the samples that “lit up” the most were products from China that she bought in local grocery stores. It is inexcusable that the Canadian government is not testing this seafood. It isn’t as if they don’t know that it is radioactive. Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…

• 73 percent of the mackerel

• 91 percent of the halibut

• 92 percent of the sardines

• 93 percent of the tuna and eel

• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies

• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

So why was radiation testing for seafood shut down in Canada in 2012?

Someone out there needs to answer some very hard questions.

Meanwhile, PBS reporter Miles O’Brien has pointed out the extreme negligence of the U.S. government when it comes to testing seafood for Fukushima radiation. The following comes from a recent EcoWatch article…

O’Brien also introduces us to scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute who have been testing waters around the reactors—as well as around the Pacific Rim—to confirm the levels of Fukushima fallout, especially of cesium.

These scientists are dedicated and competent. But they are also being forced to do this investigation on their own, raising small amounts of money from independent sources. They were, explains lead scientist Ken Buesseler, turned down for even minimal federal support by five agencies key to our radiation protection. Thus, despite a deep and widespread demand for this information, no federal agency is conducting comprehensive, on-the-ground analyses of how much Fukushima radiation has made its way into our air and oceans.

In fact, very soon after Fukushima began to blow, President Obama assured the world that radiation coming to the U.S. would be minuscule and harmless. He had no scientific proof that this would be the case. And as O’Brien’s eight-minute piece shows all too clearly, the “see no evil, pay no damages” ethos is at work here. The government is doing no monitoring of radiation levels in fish, and information on contamination of the ocean is almost entirely generated by underfunded researchers like Buesseler. A video news report in which O’Brien discusses these issues is posted below…

It is the job of the authorities to keep us safe, and the Fukushima nuclear disaster was the worst nuclear disaster in human history.

So why aren’t they doing testing?

Why aren’t they checking to make sure that this radiation is not getting into our food chain?

The Japanese are doing testing off the coast of Japan, and one fish that was recently caught off the coast of the Fukushima prefecture was discovered to have 124 times the safe level of radioactive cesium.

So why are all the authorities in North America just assuming that the fish are going to be perfectly fine on this side of the Pacific?

One test that was conducted in California discovered that 15 out of 15 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

So how can the authorities say “don’t worry, just eat the seafood”?

Everyone agrees that a plume of radioactive water has been moving from Fukushima toward the west coast of the United States.

According to researchers at the University of South Wales, that plume is going to hit our shores at some point during 2014…

The first radioactive ocean plume released by the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster will finally be reaching the shores of the United States some time in 2014, according to a new study from the University of New South Wales — a full three or so years after the date of the disaster. The following graphic comes from that study…

And multiple independent tests have already confirmed that levels of nuclear radiation are being detected on California beaches that are more than 10 times the normal level.

Clearly something is happening.

So why are the U.S. and Canadian governments willingly looking the other way?


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: canada; china; chinaseafood; contamination; fish; fukushima; govtabuse; junkscience; kelp; radiation; seafood; seafoodradiation; seafoodtesting; seaweed

1 posted on 03/28/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All

CURIOUS

• 73 percent of the mackerel

• 91 percent of the halibut

• 92 percent of the sardines

• 93 percent of the tuna and eel

• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies

• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish


2 posted on 03/28/2014 5:57:53 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

OK, I bite. What level of radiation did she detect with the Geiger Counter?

You do know that there are many places with background radiation that is certainly detectable.

Not all radio active material is dangerous and not all of it comes from broken nuke reactors.

I am not discounting the danger. It is clear that the Japanese government is lying about how bad it really is. But lets not all quit eating fish because of the perceived threat.

Remember “mad cow disease”? Remember the “swine flue” threat under Jimmy “the goober” Carter?

Is a real study in order? Probably


3 posted on 03/28/2014 5:58:01 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: xzins

If I can get to the sea food store I buy local here in New England
I dont eat anything from China.
My experince is that almost every bit of seafood in the frozen foods section is from China.
I have found some decent flash frozen dolphin(mahi-mahi) and tuna from S America I will stick with that.
Look at your garlic labels too.Its almost all from the Chi-Coms.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 6:01:20 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: xzins

No baseline? Did the student test fish from a river in North America? Something that would never have touched the ocean? How about the Atlantic? Did she test fish caught in the Gulf of Mexico? As has already been asked, what were the readings, and how do they know if it came from the Japanese plant?


5 posted on 03/28/2014 6:08:52 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: t1b8zs
I dont eat anything from China.

Agree. I stopped eating edemame because it is all from China. The Chinese garlic is a big problem as well. Never eat fish from China, Vietnam, all those places.

6 posted on 03/28/2014 6:09:06 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: xzins

Much of this article is hooey.

Here is a website with just about everything you need to know about the radiation threat from Japan.

http://deepseanews.com/2013/11/true-facts-about-ocean-radiation-and-the-fukushima-disaster/


7 posted on 03/28/2014 6:10:32 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: xzins
A Geiger counter is an extremely simple device that does not do energy discrimination by itself. You either need to do an energy study using filters (that will sort out beta and gamma as a first cut) to at least get a handle on energy, or, better, do energy spectroscopy. You can use sodium iodide scintillators for that. In my lab we have hyperpure germanium detectors for high resolution energy spectroscopy. If you see 134Cs you almost surely are looking at reactor effluents. Anything else could be either natural background or weapons testing fallout. We have looked at soils from Japan and found very slightly elevated levels of 134Cs, but nothing (so far) in seafood (plants or fish).
8 posted on 03/28/2014 6:10:46 AM PDT by chimera
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To: xzins

Why are the governments hiding this info...

panic


9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:15:19 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: xzins
http://deepseanews.com/2013/11/true-facts-about-ocean-radiation-and-the-fukushima-disaster/

http://chriskresser.com/fukushima-seafood

10 posted on 03/28/2014 6:15:30 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: FatherofFive

Same ocean is the way I figure it.Cant imagine whats put on food thats grown in the soil....


11 posted on 03/28/2014 6:15:50 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: xzins
Why aren’t they checking to make sure that this radiation is not getting into our food chain?
Stupid question! this along with rampant low cost heroin and other drugs killing our youth across this country, the affordable care act, the economy, passing anti gun legislation in the dead of night, crime and the inability to protect your self and family, all part of a plan to rid themselves of this pestilence that is plaguing thier right to govern over the masses for eternity
12 posted on 03/28/2014 6:16:08 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: Texas Fossil

Not to discount your good questions, but I was in Europe during the last mad cow scare and now I can’t donate blood. It’s weird, and the chances are infinitesimal. Guess I’m glad they’re protecting the blood supply...but the gays...with HIV MUCH MORE likely than mad cow are politically agitating to again donate blood. It’s all insane.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 6:20:48 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Anyone who eats seafood right now is trying to die young.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 6:23:23 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: t1b8zs
I dont eat anything from China.

Don't be so sure. The labeling is less than accurate. Food is laundered just like money.

Knowing that American consumers would be loathe to purchase beef from China, a company can import the Chinese product to say Argentina, and then export from Argentina to the U.S. with the label "Product of Argentina".

Are "California Almonds" really grown in California? All we really know is that they were sold as a commodity in California before being processed/packaged. An enterprising importer might purchase Chinese Almonds and then sell them as new crop product in California. The FDA is far more worried about someone, somewhere buying fresh milk directly from a local farmer, than they are about nefarious importing and relabeling.

I try to just purchase fresh food, but its tough.

15 posted on 03/28/2014 6:23:54 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

I don’t expect a lot of understanding of control groups, etc., from high school science projects. I think the issue is the readings were much higher than expected.

Hopefully, honest scientists without either a government or an industry bias get inspired to do some testing.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 6:24:08 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
Meanwhile, PBS reporter Miles O’Brien has pointed out the extreme negligence of the U.S. government when it comes to testing seafood for Fukushima radiation.

I'm old enough to remember when the US government actually looked out for your best interests.

17 posted on 03/28/2014 6:26:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Seems Pacific cod has been on sale throughout Lent at low, low prices this year.

In any case, I like fishing. I prefer freshwater fish, bass, trout, crappie. When buying fish at the store cod and grouper from saltwater are my favorites.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 6:31:45 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Insane indeed. It is the nature of bureaucraps.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 6:37:46 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: t1b8zs
Same ocean is the way I figure it.

Same ocean. But do some research on 'farm' raised fish. Close to fishing in a sewer. Or the shrimp farm that is under a chicken coop. They found an interesting way to dispose of chicken dropings.

20 posted on 03/28/2014 6:40:42 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

If it sez China on the bag it stays in the store
I am very aware of farm raised and would probably eat ocean caught vs farm if I had to.Dont have to eat either


21 posted on 03/28/2014 6:43:49 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: xzins

Numbers? Baselines? You can grab a potatoe ;-) and it will set off a $600 geiger counter. I am not going to be panicking over this.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 6:46:40 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: t1b8zs
"I dont eat anything from China"

Are you sure? Do you eat any US products that contain honey, like honey wheat bread, honey mustard, honey graham crackers, etc.? If so, there is a huge chance that they contain cheap honey from China.

China is the largest producer of honey in the world, but much of China’s honey production is tainted with pesticides, antibiotics, and heavy metal contamination. Chinese honey was banned from the European Market by the EU in 2002.

Only 48 percent of honey used here in processed food is American made. So the odds are most of the remaining honey used is coming directly or indirectly from China.

23 posted on 03/28/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: xzins

The govt knows they just don’t want you to know. We stopped eating seafood a week after Fukashima. Have not touched even a can of tuna. Now we are looking at getting a small handheld geiger counter to take to the store to test produce prior to purchase. A lot of stuff is coming from CA.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 6:55:47 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: xzins

I see an opportunity here for US farm grown seafood to explode into the market place. Unfortunately, I don’t have the business savvy (I’m an IT tech guy) to know where to get started for funding a start up. It seems like the only way banks will loan money to a business is if they already are up and running.

Any advice from the Freeper community on how to get a start-up funded?


25 posted on 03/28/2014 6:57:46 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: xzins

Alberta has high levels of radon gas. She probably was measuring background radon in her home.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 7:03:44 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: taxcontrol

Advice: corner the network setup linking customer to the producer. :>)

You a cisco guy?


27 posted on 03/28/2014 7:05:35 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

My brother raises bees as a hobby. Fresh honey is barely like grocery store, processed honey. Not even close, really.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 7:07:34 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

So my question is - how did the carp get infected?

29 posted on 03/28/2014 7:09:10 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Are there salt water carp? Or estuary?


30 posted on 03/28/2014 7:13:32 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Hmmm. Apparently so. I thought they were strictly a freshwater fish.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 7:18:53 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

I’d heard about the China honey, but never gave a thought about the processed foods having it. We pretty much stay away from processed foods, but we do -from time to time - buy whole wheat honey bread. Not any more!

We get our honey from a local beekeeper, who’s been in the area for years. Big difference from store bought honey.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 7:36:43 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: xzins
"My brother raises bees as a hobby. Fresh honey is barely like grocery store, processed honey. Not even close, really."

You are absolutely right about that! Hubby and I are hobbyist beekeepers. We use NO harsh chemicals or antibiotics in our 50 hives and we do not process our honey, it's pure 100% as taken from the hive.

My point was not that "honey" in processed food is bad..... my point was that "honey from China" is bad and most processed food in the USA is unfortunately using poison honey from China in their foods. Therefore you can't always count on not eating food from China just because the label says it is processed in the USA.

33 posted on 03/28/2014 7:40:35 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

Processed honey might not necessarily be bad, but compared to the real thing it barely tastes like honey


34 posted on 03/28/2014 7:53:08 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

I don’t consume honey .


35 posted on 03/28/2014 8:01:49 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: xzins

“but compared to the real thing it barely tastes like honey”

That’s because it rarely IS honey. Much of the grocery store honey you buy these days is faked.

Might as well call it “Flavored Corn Syrup”.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 8:15:06 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

I have noticed that in breakfast restaurants and chicken restaurants, those little packets of imitation honey. It isn’t even a barely passable imitation


37 posted on 03/28/2014 8:24:40 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Lazamataz; All

Pfft! A little radiation is good for the genetic evolution of a species. Remember “Sanctuary” from Starship Troopers? :-)


38 posted on 03/28/2014 9:06:43 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: t1b8zs
"I don’t consume honey."

Not that there is anything wrong with what you said, t1b8zs....... but I am just curious as to why not?

39 posted on 03/28/2014 9:49:20 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

I dont do sweet stuff,never have.Dont eat sugary deserts,frostings etc.Maybe at holiday time,big maybe.
The only thing I do use is Molasses every now and then on oatmeal,with yogurt and a banana.
I have a jar of honey from the bee guy up the road thats been sitting for years.


40 posted on 03/28/2014 10:45:51 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: xzins

Be calm everyone. Only 15 out of 15 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation.

It is not like all of them are.

Your truly
Gov’t


41 posted on 03/28/2014 7:12:42 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: xzins; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


42 posted on 03/28/2014 7:22:45 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Kartographer; blam; Marcella; JRandomFreeper; null and void; Lazamataz

PING!


43 posted on 03/28/2014 7:23:19 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Here you go
http://www.geigercounters.com/Models.htm


44 posted on 03/28/2014 7:24:06 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: xzins

What do you bet her Geiger counter wasn’t calibrated and was reading far higher than the true value.

I actually made a mistake a few months ago with an amp meter — was reading the 10X output as though it were 1X. Thinking, Man how is that AC using so much power?


45 posted on 03/28/2014 7:34:54 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: t1b8zs

“Same ocean is the way I figure it.Cant imagine whats put on food thats grown in the soil....”

That’s one reason I am growing my own veggies in containers. They are grown in organic potting soil. No chemicals will be on those plants. No one will touch the veggies but me. They don’t have to travel hundreds of miles and be handled by numerous people to get to me.


46 posted on 03/28/2014 7:54:18 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: FatherofFive

These cottage industries are special! LOL

It is a challenge to think of the various “levels” of food production.

I bet all the neighbors are in the “shack” peeling the mandarin oranges and throwing them in tubs to be collected each day too. Babies on the hip and kids helping. There must be little sanitation practiced!


47 posted on 03/29/2014 6:46:15 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: VeniVidiVici

Carp are bottom feeders and just scoop up anything they encounter...can’t eat them knowing that...just like liver, the vacuum cleaner of the animals....

Too much information and we will not eat anything we know the “story” of it’s production or harvest!


48 posted on 03/29/2014 6:51:18 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Marcella

Good for you!

Container tomatoes and rows of lettuce in last years soil when I replaced that which was in the containers!

I can’t imagine doing more! Well if I had to! LOL

I get more pleasure from flowers.

You make an excellent point about the handling of foods.


49 posted on 03/29/2014 6:59:22 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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