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by -2 · May 10, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Hi I'm just curious if what this website is saying is true regarding hybrid plants, http://www.rahealing.com/Hybrids.html I am not sure how else to find out if this is true because I am not a scientist. " Hybrid foods will not grow... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · May 09, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Botanically speaking, there is a thing known as hybrid vigor which means that many crosses are, in fact, sturdier and survive better than the species they were created from. This is also why native plants only people advocate that nothing other... (more)

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by 413 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Hi all: On the back of this question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/159317/why-cant-humans-evolve-to-eat-grains#axzz2BLKpOg3U I was reminded of the topic of this thread. As with any question, I merely want to play Devil's advocate. I feel that... (more)

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Rea 0 · November 05, 2012 at 2:29 PM

As someone with kids, I think we are doing them a huge favour by providing them with nutritious food, and the the knowledge to make good dietary choices for their whole lives. The fact that people can eat what barely passes as 'food' long enough... (more)

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by 297 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Hi all, I have 6 ducks living in the backyard. It's pretty awesome. They are ducky. Over the past year of their lives, we've fed them basically the "duck feed" you get from a livery store, along with as much natural wild food as we can. Having... (more)

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arugula 0 · September 15, 2012 at 1:04 AM

I love duckies and have many duckies. Spring, summer and into fall, they hardly eat the grain-based feed I put out for them because there is so much other good food for them to forage but we have a few acres they can work on. They also get all... (more)

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by 10294 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

A lot of vegetables and fruits we eat are the result of human selection. Selection criteria probably were taste, ease of growing, etc. Maybe plants were selected for their smaller amount of toxic chemicals? Or maybe selection by tastiness made... (more)

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TigerJ 0 · September 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM

It isn't just plants. I would say most people even doing paleo are eating a lot of beef, pork and chicken. Grass-fed or pastured best of course, but still I think there is a big difference between these relatively docile and sedentary animals... (more)

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by 10294 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Desmond Morris has an old, but still good book called The Human Zoo, and more recently the great Erwan Le Corre (of MovNat) talks about Zoo-humans. Of course what they both talk about is the main premisse of the paleo diet (and lifestyle): the... (more)

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grace 0 · September 04, 2010 at 3:11 AM

I'm not sure if this is along the lines of satisfying your curiosity Pieter D? http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/123/5/e948 Human-animals are akin to apex carnivorous predators in many respects... Very sad until the lions... (more)