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by 1527 · May 31, 2013 at 06:50 PM

Purple sweet potatoes are pretty neat with their high antioxidant content and low fructose, but I'm wondering if anyone has actually found a good source for them. My asian market carries them sometimes, but the box indicates that they are from... (more)

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Marie_13 0 · May 31, 2013 at 06:50 PM

To Essie, I've noticed that the purple sweet potatoes are a "hit or miss" type item. I've had them before and they were just terrible! They were dry, not sweet, and some even rotted pretty fast. I've also had some that were delicious...super moist... (more)

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by 3737 · March 27, 2012 at 07:27 PM

Primary Mind Primal Body claims that 99% of nutrients are destroyed by radiation and I think virtually all non-organic produce is irradiated since it doesn't have to be disclosed. Meanwhile, you have groups like EWG claiming that organic is only... (more)

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Matt_B 0 · March 27, 2012 at 01:29 PM

I'm reading Joel Salatin's latest book right now (Folks, this ain't normal), and he addresses how unwise it is to fix a problem that technology created by using more technology. Less technology is what is required - in this case returning to... (more)

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by 16813 · January 20, 2012 at 03:21 PM

So a while back I bought some ground organic beef from Costco "Organic Ranchers" and had it in the freezer until last night. After letting it thaw for a day in the fridge, I opened it up and it smelled of sulfur. I soaked it in water for a few... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I think I need to make a paleo "jump to conclusions" mat. I think you landed on the "I've been poisoned" or "blame agribusiness" square. ;) Seriously though, how about the most likely explanation? It was simply an off package of meat. (more)

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by 18 · July 23, 2010 at 01:35 PM

I would like to prepare raw meat at home, but question the risks involved. I bought irradiated feedlot beef, thinking that the ecoli would be killed. I'm 17, and have been in good health while adjusting to the paleolithic diet, especially after... (more)

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Eva 0 · July 23, 2010 at 04:11 AM

Irradiation at food grade doses does not kill viruses. Considering the unsanitary nature of modern slaughter houses and meat processing facilities, I prefer to cook my meat lightly to at least kill the germs on the outside. Some say that... (more)

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by 11363 · April 20, 2010 at 09:05 PM

Pasteurized and/or irradiated foods are known to be depleted of some vitamins, enzymes and proteins. At the same time, these processes can cause a 3 to 5 log kill of pathogens and extend shelf life. Sometimes it's difficult to separate the... (more)

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GHarkness 0 · April 20, 2010 at 04:53 PM

Well, I always pasteurize my raw milk before I make yogurt. That's to give the "good" bacteria a fighting chance. There's certainly no expectation that raw milk is completely - or even partially - bacteria free, so I consider this an essential... (more)