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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 401 · November 05, 2012 at 8:33 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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dmi 0 · November 05, 2012 at 8:33 PM

The better way in my opinion is to evolve animals to eat grains, so then we can eat the animals instead of the grains.

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by 297 · September 15, 2012 at 1:04 AM

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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Aisling 0 · September 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Our ducks ate almost no grain at all, they preferred to forage. We threw out scratch grains for them and the chickens and geese but no duck feed. How big is your place? What breed of ducks do you have? We had Rouens which are an old French breed... (more)

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by 10170 · October 01, 2010 at 6:44 AM

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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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · September 30, 2010 at 5:24 PM

The best resource to answer your question is the book An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage, 2009. I just started reading it last week, and it discusses thoroughly how agriculture changed the original food our ancestors foraged for in the... (more)

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by 10170 · December 22, 2011 at 1:25 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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dzone 0 · February 23, 2011 at 9:11 PM

"...Jensen has published a searing exposé about zoos and captive animals with Karen Tweedy-Holmes called Thought to Exist in the Wild; Resistance to Empire, a collection of incendiary interviews with other activists; and What We Leave Behind,... (more)