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Kale dangerous?! Read this article!

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Updated September 02, 2013 at 7:50 PM
Created September 02, 2013 at 12:14 AM

I just came across this article where they talk about kale and broccoli and says that it is actually dangerous! I was shocked when reading it, but it seems like a serious article. Whart do you people think? Have anyone else here heard about this? Please read this article!:

http://huntgatherlove.com/content/just-kale-me-how-your-kale-habit-slowly-destroying-your-health-and-world

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0 · September 04, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Yeah, I heard that; that was good.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84
0 · September 03, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Yes. Analogy: 1+1=3, for exceedingly large values of 1. ;)

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5
0 · September 02, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Can't hear sarcasm through the internet. The article isn't a parody either, because parody exaggerates for effect. Rather, I'd classify the piece as mimicry - a copy of sorts. Because such statements are made seriously all the time: "At current rates of growth... almost all the world’s cropland will be devoted to kale".

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5
0 · September 02, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Can't hear sarcasm through the internet. The article isn't a parody either, because parody exaggerates for effect. Rather, I'd classify the piece as mimicry - a copy of sorts. Because such statements are made all the time: "At current rates of growth, by 2350, almost all the world’s cropland will be devoted to kale"

Bcc4479de4f16939076e0a00e2db1261
0 · September 02, 2013 at 3:20 PM

You got me thinking for hot sec though, because I eat broccoli almost everyday.

Bcc4479de4f16939076e0a00e2db1261
0 · September 02, 2013 at 3:19 PM

The author said she was kidding.....down towards the bottom.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
0 · September 02, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Wait, was that sarcastic?

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0 · September 02, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Did you scroll down to the part where she says "just kidding"? It's a satirical piece.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
0 · September 02, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Course Melissa was wrong, it's obviously 2109 -- http://xkcd.com/1007/

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
0 · September 02, 2013 at 12:49 AM

plus one for the XKCD comic alone

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1336 · September 02, 2013 at 12:37 AM

The author appears to have made an addendum stating that it was a satiric piece meant to demonstrate how easily any food can be demonized.

Afterall, who could write, "At current rates of growth, by 2350, almost all the world???s cropland will be devoted to kale" with a straight face? I am fairly certain there is an XKCD comic for this...

EDIT: There it is.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
0 · September 02, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Course Melissa was wrong, it's obviously 2109 -- http://xkcd.com/1007/

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
0 · September 02, 2013 at 12:49 AM

plus one for the XKCD comic alone

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16995 · September 02, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Sigh, it's a sad, sad world when people fail to grasp sarcasm.

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5
0 · September 04, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Yeah, I heard that; that was good.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84
0 · September 03, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Yes. Analogy: 1+1=3, for exceedingly large values of 1. ;)

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5
0 · September 02, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Can't hear sarcasm through the internet. The article isn't a parody either, because parody exaggerates for effect. Rather, I'd classify the piece as mimicry - a copy of sorts. Because such statements are made seriously all the time: "At current rates of growth... almost all the world’s cropland will be devoted to kale".

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5
0 · September 02, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Can't hear sarcasm through the internet. The article isn't a parody either, because parody exaggerates for effect. Rather, I'd classify the piece as mimicry - a copy of sorts. Because such statements are made all the time: "At current rates of growth, by 2350, almost all the world’s cropland will be devoted to kale"

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
0 · September 02, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Wait, was that sarcastic?

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11048 · September 02, 2013 at 7:02 PM

For fuck's sake, dude, read the ENTIRE article before panicking.

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1032 · September 02, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Not to make this post a total waste, this year we have had numerous breaks in in the garden (I took the plunge and surrounded it with deer fence. Problem over). Rabbits and deer have always avoided collards and kale and cabbage and broccoli, even though they represent easily 50% of the garden (I plant about 100 collards every year, similar amts of kale). Ground hogs eat them but it is always juveniles, when they disperse in June, and I noticed that this year ground hog left on its own (of course, I chased him with a pitchfork or flooded or smoked his burrow a number of times, so it might not be only nutrition). I can grow turnips outside the fence and they don't get bothered much.

Now it is amazing to step into the garden and see the chicory gone, the chard gone, the beets gone, the squash whacked, the beans heavily damaged, the carrots damaged, and no brassica has been touched. And I have often wondered why. I wonder if it is because this area has extremely low soil iodine (it used to be "goiter Belt" before iodized salt), and wildlife act accordingly. The groundhog at least actually eats pounds per day when given the chance. It may also explain why deer and rabbits are often browsers, eating a bit of everything, possibly to avoid too much of a given toxin. It reminds me that I can eat my pound of collards a day in the winter, but it is prudent to eat a fork or so of seaweed.

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