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Salad is more dangerous than beefburgers, leading food expert warns
News168.co.uk ^ | Mar 20, 2013 | staff reporter

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 don't think we can post Telegraph news..pls follow linkage.


1 posted on 03/23/2013 2:50:10 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

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.


2 posted on 03/23/2013 2:57:22 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem
Thanks...my memory failed me. [again]


3 posted on 03/23/2013 2:59:24 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Oh, bummer! He appears to be quite alive. Cute little fella. ;-)


4 posted on 03/23/2013 3:05:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

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.:)


5 posted on 03/23/2013 3:12:26 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
But your link eventually leads to a generic Telegraph page with a slew of of stories. Here's a link to the story:

Salad is more dangerous than beefburgers, leading food expert warns

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.

6 posted on 03/23/2013 3:12:56 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Daffynition

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.


7 posted on 03/23/2013 3:13:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: neverdem

Thank you! :) Salade du morde.


8 posted on 03/23/2013 3:14:16 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
"Sometimes the spouts are contaminated to start with and they can get contaminated when spouting in the steaming process.


9 posted on 03/23/2013 3:16:31 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


10 posted on 03/23/2013 3:16:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Daffynition

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.


11 posted on 03/23/2013 3:17:56 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Daffynition

12 posted on 03/23/2013 3:18:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: neverdem

Just one more thing for or immunocompromised persons to worry about.


13 posted on 03/23/2013 3:18:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
A cute frog would have a good thing.:)

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.

14 posted on 03/23/2013 3:19:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Daffynition

"Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!

15 posted on 03/23/2013 3:19:21 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
So the best bet to avoid pathogens is to keep your gut populated with good bacteria, no matter what you eat.

Braised good bacteria can be quite good, especially with a mild hollandaise sauce.

16 posted on 03/23/2013 3:20:03 PM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: dfwgator

Allergies are a over active immune system not under active.

Bacteria...allergies two different things.


17 posted on 03/23/2013 3:20:57 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono
Backatcha!


18 posted on 03/23/2013 3:21:32 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
This is from the guy who said that 2 million Britons could die from the bird flu. He's made his career because of a previous e. coli outbreak. I pretty much never get excited about anything a tenured British ‘Professor’ has to say. There are a ton of incredibly bright people in the UK, but don't waste your time concentrating on British universities to find them (or American Universities for that matter).
19 posted on 03/23/2013 3:22:18 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Heh, heh. Love the "spout" illustration. Was the author that dumb? Or too quick on click "Change" on the spell-checker? Or an idiot editor "fixed" what was originally the correct word? I wonder how these happen.

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.

20 posted on 03/23/2013 3:22:22 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: TigersEye

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.:)


21 posted on 03/23/2013 3:24:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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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!


22 posted on 03/23/2013 3:27:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I agree with you. I have good gut bacteria.
Question. Who did all that counting? :)


23 posted on 03/23/2013 3:30:03 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Daffynition

I rarely by salad in a bag like that, it spoils to fast. Now if it came with the live frog each time........


24 posted on 03/23/2013 3:35:55 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: JoeProBono
[It took me an hour to find this gif for you!]


25 posted on 03/23/2013 3:39:41 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Still not quite as bad as the sign I saw outside a hair salon recently: “Stylist needed——acquire within.”


26 posted on 03/23/2013 3:40:54 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Daffynition

That’s how they package frog legs.


27 posted on 03/23/2013 3:42:33 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Daffynition

Ouch! Should have post a warning first.

SOMETHING ONCE SEEN CAN’T BE UNSEEN.


28 posted on 03/23/2013 3:46:35 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: TigersEye

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.


29 posted on 03/23/2013 3:47:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Sorry.


30 posted on 03/23/2013 3:49:22 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: dfwgator
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.

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!

31 posted on 03/23/2013 3:49:50 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Daffynition

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.


32 posted on 03/23/2013 3:50:04 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: lonestar

Then it shouldn’t be in the produce department. :(


33 posted on 03/23/2013 3:51:04 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Reckon I should have had a burger with my spaghetti this evening?


34 posted on 03/23/2013 3:52:03 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Sir Napsalot; Daffynition

SOMETHING ONCE SEEN CAN’T 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’.


35 posted on 03/23/2013 3:57:41 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I take this stuff:
36 posted on 03/23/2013 3:58:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: neverdem

Never liked the name “Beefburgers”. There’s no such city as Beefburg . . .


37 posted on 03/23/2013 4:01:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Daffynition

Man, when I first saw that, it took me at least a month to unsee it.


38 posted on 03/23/2013 4:02:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: xrmusn

HAHAHA! Yes! Technically you’re right! 100% fruit. HAHAHA!


39 posted on 03/23/2013 4:03:16 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s the UK so they had to differentiate beefburgers from horseburgers.


40 posted on 03/23/2013 4:03:34 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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41 posted on 03/23/2013 4:04:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: meyer

SMACK! Thems called mama’s meat-a-balls!


42 posted on 03/23/2013 4:06:13 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Bump


43 posted on 03/23/2013 4:07:15 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Cold Heart

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.


44 posted on 03/23/2013 4:10:04 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Daffynition

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.


45 posted on 03/23/2013 4:15:10 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

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.


46 posted on 03/23/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Daffynition

Cool! Terrarium in a bag!


47 posted on 03/23/2013 4:18:50 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Daffynition

That’s enough to make me a carnivore.


48 posted on 03/23/2013 4:37:43 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: TigersEye

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!


49 posted on 03/23/2013 4:48:32 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: TomGuy

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!


50 posted on 03/23/2013 4:54:33 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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