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Oh yuck...now I know why I avoid processed food

Discussion in 'Trash To Treasure - Joys Of Recycling' started by BirdBrain, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Dec 31, 2011
    BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Lovin' The Homestead

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    FarmerChick

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    I agree with yuck for alot of it but some is just common sense and wouldn't hurt the final product.

    like they mention mis-shaped pasta. they then ground into flour. that to me is no problem. heck I do things like that at home if I botch cooking a meal, I can change it easily into many other 'types' of meals...lol

    but to use 'moldy' anything again, yuck and it is scary what they truly are doing with food out in the big world.
     
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    Bettacreek

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    Hmm. I've done similar, if not worse, things with my foods. Fruit fly drops in your drink? Fish it out and drink on. I've boiled up a box of pasta and have picked those little beatle bugs out, until I realized that the entire box was completely infested, then I changed dinner plans, lol. I've also cut mold off of cheese and continued on, same with jam, just scrape the bad off of the top and continue with the good. Bread too, if it's the last loaf, I'll tear away the moldy bit and eat what's good. I don't see the big deal with sifting bugs out of rice/pastas. It's grown outside, you can't possibly expect it to not have bugs in it... Especially if you don't want the chemicals for pesticides.
     
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    FarmerChick

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    I sure agree Betta

    but for me if I do it to my personal food then I am ok with it.

    If I am paying for a meal or buying a product for my hard earned money, I kinda want to know it was not recycled lol

    Another one of those, you do not get what you think you are paying for...especially when it comes to fresh products being used in items you purchase.
     
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    Bettacreek

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    True. The whole point of trying to save the contaminated food in my home is so that I don't have to go buy more. I do agree that it's silly that I have to pay for that lesser product (IMO it's lesser, because if I had a choice, I'd throw it the hell away if a bug got into it, but money and sometimes laziness prevents me from doing this).
     
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    Wannabefree

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    I trim the mold off cheese, but i don't use the moldy bread...I just toss it to the animals and make more. I wouldn't pay for that junk though. If I want repurposed food I wanna repurpose it my dang self! Someone else doing it is just gross :sick
     
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    moolie

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    Moldy fruit is definitely a bad idea, but my uncle works in an ice cream plant so I've known about turning "mistake" flavours into chocolate since the 80s--no point in wasting food that CAN be safely eaten. I'm thinking there are situations where re-purposing/processing is just fine, and others where people really ought to know better.

    That said, we make our own ice cream because I can't tolerate a lot of the additives in commercial ice cream. It's not an issue for us because we don't buy any processed foods.
     
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    With respect to the chocolate flavoring and all the allergies prevalent today, it would seem dangerous to me to just dump something in and not list it in the ingredients. Is that what happens?
     
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    moolie

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    I believe that "natural and artificial flavouring" is how it gets listed for ice cream ;) At least according to my uncle as regards his company.

    It's not like they're going to take something with known allergens like nuts or strawberries and be able to cover that up with chocolate syrup...
     
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    I wasn't sure if it would have to say "may contain -- this or that". Thanks!
     

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