Skip to comments.Salad is more dangerous than beefburgers, leading food expert warns
Posted on 03/23/2013 2:50:10 PM PDT by Daffynition
Salad labelled as "ready-to-eat" is more dangerous than beefburgers, one of Britain`s top food experts has said [snip]
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I’m pretty sure you can post the UK’s Telegraph. I have in the past. I don’t believe you can post their Independent, IIRC.
Oh, bummer! He appears to be quite alive. Cute little fella. ;-)
Once I bought a packaged salad mix, b/c it was on sale and I had a coupon. There was such an awful stench when I opened it....it went in the disposal immediately. Never again.
A cute frog would have a good thing.:)
Cryptosporidium is not a type of bacteria. Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis. Both the parasite and the disease are commonly known as "Crypto."
There are many species of Cryptosporidium that infect humans and animals.
The best bet for all the bacterial threats that surrounds us is in most cases not sterilization, but to develop and maintain a healthy intestinal flora.
A strategy to avoiding sickness is that your immune system is capable of fending off most attacks, unless it is overwhelmed by a particular pathogen that reproduces too quickly for it to overcome.
But there is a twist to this.
What stops pathogens from reproducing quickly are other bacteria. In a pure “space race”, that is, if the space is occupied by good bacteria, the bad bacteria cannot have a population explosion—no room.
Right now, there are from 300-1000 different kinds of bacteria in your gut, including many pathogens, and antibiotic resistant bacteria. But of these, only 30-40 good bacteria take up almost ALL the space, leaving very little for the others.
So the best bet to avoid pathogens is to keep your gut populated with good bacteria, no matter what you eat.
Thank you! :) Salade du morde.
People try to make their kids like in plastic bubbles, avoiding all germs at all costs. I believe that’s why so many kids develop food allergies when they grow older, their immune systems were never allowed to develop properly by developing antibodies and getting enough “good” bacteria.
I eat a salad every night at dinner..... but I would never eat the lettuce in a bag. I bought it one time and it was rotten.
Just one more thing for or immunocompromised persons to worry about.
And a good deal too! I think it would cost more at a pet store. ;^)
I don't do pre-packaged salad. Hopefully I'll get my garden straightened out this year and get my greens from it.
Braised good bacteria can be quite good, especially with a mild hollandaise sauce.
Allergies are a over active immune system not under active.
Bacteria...allergies two different things.
Not ten minutes ago, I was reading another thread about Jewish children saved from the Nazis in WW II. The Daily Mail has a caption "...Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass when the Nazis instigated a statewide program against the Jews."
I'll bet the original author wrote "pogrom" and an idiot editor "fixed" it.
LOL..... it would be just my luck for that to happen to me in the winter time...and I’d spend $75. to create a terrarium for it until I could put it out in the spring.:)
My problem would be making myself let it go. I have always loved little critters like that. When I was a kid I couldn’t drag enough of them home. Poor Mom!
I agree with you. I have good gut bacteria.
Question. Who did all that counting? :)
I rarely by salad in a bag like that, it spoils to fast. Now if it came with the live frog each time........
Still not quite as bad as the sign I saw outside a hair salon recently: “Stylist needed——acquire within.”
That’s how they package frog legs.
Ouch! Should have post a warning first.
SOMETHING ONCE SEEN CAN’T BE UNSEEN.
I had a serious *Look ma...what followed me home* syndrome. LOL...it was my parents’ fault....coz they wouldn’t let me have a pet until I showed responsibility to care for it; goldfish and turtles excepted.
Another tangent....one of the best aquariums [we had many] we had was when I build one w/ the boys using all the critters we would net in a pond. Water scorpions, water boatmen, skimmers, small *fry* size minnows and blue gills...yada. Had to be one of *bestest* projects I did with the kids...most educational b/c I made them look up about all the critters. And the *stock* was free.
you are absolutely correct, even some bad bacteria enteruing your system is good because your body builds an immunity to it. I think that the little bottles of hand sanitizer, and the throw away papers that you clean the handle of your grocery push cart with, are going to lead to even more illness because nobody is going to build up a resistance yto anything.
Our grandchildren, while basically healthy, have had FAR more ailments than did our sons....our kids were into everything, all the time, and had few illnesses!
Why would ANYONE buy “ready-to-eat” salad in the first place? Yuck. It tastes dusty and unpleasant. How can you cut up lettuce and other salad greens, package them, then get them to the store and on the shelves, still tasting fresh? The minute you cut them up or tear them, you must eat them. Right then. Freshness is the key ingredient in any salad. spoken by a salad lover.
Then it shouldn’t be in the produce department. :(
Reckon I should have had a burger with my spaghetti this evening?
SOMETHING ONCE SEEN CANT BE UNSEEN
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Would it be ‘politically incorrect’ to call that a Fruit Salad?
Inquiring mind(s) want to know.
I also figure the cow/steer eats enough grass etc to fulfill my ‘salad daily requirements’.
Never liked the name “Beefburgers”. There’s no such city as Beefburg . . .
Man, when I first saw that, it took me at least a month to unsee it.
HAHAHA! Yes! Technically you’re right! 100% fruit. HAHAHA!
It’s the UK so they had to differentiate beefburgers from horseburgers.
SMACK! Thems called mama’s meat-a-balls!
It was such a daunting task that it was only finally done about 10 years ago by some scientists with incredible patience. But that was such a huge breakthrough in research that now there are gut flora surveys going on around the world, and they are learning all sorts of things.
While still relatively in its infancy, it is pretty obvious that this is going to be a huge area of research and discovery.
I buy salad packages on most visits to the grocery. I have noticed than one cannot depend on the ‘use by’ date. Several times I have had packages turn to liquidy goo several days before the ‘use by’ date.
Don’t be sanguine about H5N1 bird flu. It is about the closest thing ever discovered to a perfect virus for eradicating humans, except for one thing. For some unknown reason, it has never made the 5-mutation jump so that it would be easily spread from person to person, except in a lab.
Translated, this means that it reproduces in the *lower* respiratory tract (and very unusually for influenza, in some of the internal organs), instead of the *upper* respiratory tract, where it could be easily spread by coughing and sneezing. That is it.
Were it to achieve that breakthrough, the original estimates, created by epidemiologists, but suppressed by the bureaucrats at the WHO, was of 1 billion+ fatalities.
That is, it is the virus equivalent of a medium sized nuclear world war.
Like I said, it is a near perfect virus for killing people.
And it could achieve that mutation at any time, or not.
Cool! Terrarium in a bag!
That’s enough to make me a carnivore.
My wife and son regularly catch tadpoles at the pond and bring them home to grow in a large bin we keep in the yard. They would get excited to see them mature and eventually hop away. Last year a couple of jays figured out that our frog bin was an easy buffet. Oh, the drama!
One little *trick* I’ve developed is that one of my markets still has a self-serve salad bar. The $4.99lb. is a bit off-putting, but I get iceberg or green leaf by the head or romaine when it is on sale...and get a small scoop of Spring greens to add to the salad I make. It’s more interesting looking and I can go back for another small amount every few days. The most I’ve paid for this is 39 cents...lots cheaper than buying a $4.00 bag that won’t last a week. :)
Can’t wait to put the seeds in for own own greens...won’t be long now! HEEHAH!
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