Concern Over Canned Foods

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Maybe we best go back to gardening in our back yards and canning and freezing again.

     
  2. HAMel

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    My wife and I are really into home canning. We can beef; chicken; potatoes; chili; make soups and can them; all kinds of vegetables; tomato sauce and the list is endless. We even "can" grits; rice; oatmeal. There's work involved but it's worth it.
     
  3. Bro. Curtis

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    Canned goods are the way most charities feed people. We just had a very successful canned food drive. I've eaten canned foods my whole life. When I was a kid, my dirt-poor family relied on canned goodsd given to us by our church, and we were very thankful for them.

    I cannot stand the liberal tendency to find a boogeyman behind everything. They outlawed DDT because of a stupid book, and 30 million Africans have died from malaria. They had a movement against sacharrin, and it came out that you would have to drink 800 cans of artificially sweetened soda a day for several years for it to be a danger.

    When canned goods are banned, the same liberals that worked to ban them will then tell us we don't do enough for the poor.

    Please, stop it already. It's sickening.
     
  4. donnA

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    45 years and they haven't hurt me yet.
    It's an attmpt to eliminate poor people
    not eveyone has the ability to grow a garden. What of those in cities.
     
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    "Based on our ongoing review, we believe there is a large body of evidence that indicates that FDA-regulated products containing BPA currently on the market are safe and that exposure levels to BPA from food contact materials, including for infants and children, are below those that may cause health effects."

    - www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm064437.htm
     
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    I do indeed find it ironic that some of those who are okay with the existence of a chemical that might be shown to cause harm to exist in canned goods, yet they're not okay with the H1N1a vaccine. Oh, the irony.

    And in the case, we're not even talking about banning bisphenol A, we're talking about the FDA making a determination of what level of content is acceptible. According to the last post, the BPA currently on the market is well below levels that may cause health effects. So this is a nonissue.
     
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    So why did you grace us with your presence?

    Just so you could make your godlike pronouncement?
     
  8. matt wade

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    He actually did post about the topic at hand, instead of posting only to pick at someone. So, his post is certainly better than either yours or mine, isn't it? :thumbsup:
     
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    Agreed. The presence of BPA in cans and plastics has been known for a long time. It is only recently that we have a clearer understanding of the potential effects of BPA but there still isn't evidence that the levels currently found in plastics and cans actually cause health risks. With consumer concern, manufacturers will adjust their production strategies to meet the new demand.

    The FDA should evaluate their standard for safe levels of BPA in light of the new evidence but I don't think the products we are talking about have levels that are actually anywhere close to those levels.
     
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    Frozed foods are better for you anyway.
     
  11. TC

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    They are also more expensive and harder to store.
     
  12. carpro

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    It is an issue.

    Happy?

    Get with the program. Your turn.:thumbs:
     
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    Well, I was hoping for sure this forum board would be absent the critics and a notch or two above the sarcastic comments found on most other boards but I see it's not.

    ...out of the mouth of babes, I suppose. Thanks for nothing.
     
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    welcome to BB HAMel
    don"t be too hard on us here.....we're only human and nothing without the mercy and grace of God.
     
  15. Bro. Curtis

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    I share Carpro's frustration on how Johnv considers himself the final word on all subjects.
     
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    Oh, I share the same frustration. Johnv does has a bad habit of making statements as if they are simply fact, when they are nothing but simply his opinion.

    As for the subject at hand, I don't pay attention to gov't warnings. I'll continue to eat whatever is fed to me or is on the grocery shelves. I figure if it's bad enough to hurt me, it won't be available for me to purchase. (my turn is over carpro ;) )
     
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    And he gets quite offended if you do not consider his word as the final authority and attacks you personally which is why he made my ignore list.
     
  18. Johnv

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    But they stick to my tongue when I eat them. I hate that!
     
  19. Johnv

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    Hahah! That's funny, because, afik, I've never PM'd you. How incredibly infantile. I find it even funner that you, the king of personal attacks and assertion of final authority, would even post something so incredibly ridiculous. Talk about hypocrisy.
     
  20. just-want-peace

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    Johnv sez:
    And this is pertinent because------?????:sleep:
     
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