It wasn't talking about putting the entire genome on the label, it was just talking about putting a label on food that said "contains DNA."
The survey was conducted by a university, and though it wasn't stated I believe the purpose was to see just how much people think about what they are reading. I notice a real kneejerk reaction in people about issues like this.
For example, if you were to ask "do you want chemicals in your food?" the majority of people would say "no way!" When of course, chemicals are in everything. Water is a chemical. But people think of industrial chemicals when they have that instant reaction.
The radio host was aware of what he was saying, but he was testing his audience to see if they could understand how messed up the responses to the survey were.View Thread
According to a news article (can't remember which paper, but I heard about this on the radio this morning), 80 percent of Americans that were polled believe that all foods containing DNA should be labeled. After all, DNA causes many ailments, especially age related ones, and there's a high likelihood of DNA being passed on by mothers to their unborn children!
The poll wasn't talking about GMO food, just food containing DNA, so I think some of the respondants didn't read carefully enough.
And if those foks think DNA is bad, just wait till they hear the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide!
(I was very happy to see the radio host was fully aware of what he was talking about, and how silly it was, but was testing to see how many others were aware of what he was actually saying.)View Thread
I agree. Maybe it's because everybody's focused on phone apps, other forms of social media, and things like that? I've seen the WebMD traffic drop steadily in the years I've been here. Oh well. I still think these forums are valuable!View Thread
PS: I'll bet Anna learned a LOT more by seeing the ship than she would have at school. If I've learned anything in life, it's that having experiences makes you learn more things, every time, than sitting and listening to a teacher!View Thread
Mango tea substitute? I can think of a couple of things that might give you the taste.
You could get the Klass brand drink mix packets, the kind that you get in the Hispanic section and are kind of like kool-aid. Get the mango add your own sugar version. Mix it half and half with black tea and sweeten with stevia.
Alternatively, though this has a bit more sugar, you could get mango nectar (like Jumex) and mix maybe a quarter to half a cup of that with half a cup of black tea or unsweetened iced dea, and get a mango drink that way too. Once again, sweeten with stevia.
The advantage of the Klass drink mix is you could bring that to work with stevia packets and a teabag, or pre mix in a plastic bottle and take it with you. Fairly portable. I'm always reusing old vitamin water bottles.View Thread
Kim wrote this two years ago but I saved it because I liked it so much. I thought it was topical for the new year.
Sez our dear Kimmeh:
"The two things I want you to remeber... NOW is the time to start NOW doesn't last forever
"It's just a moment in time, right? But it's what we DO with that moment that could be the pivotal point on which our entire future is built. You want to be strong and you want to be healthy. That takes time. It took almost your entire life to create this comfortable, fluffy body you live in. It'll take some time to rebuild and remold it into something better, healthier, stronger, fitter.... and ultimately happier. Give yourself the time it takes. No matter how long it takes. You aren't running a race. But it is something you CAN win. But only IF you keep at it."View Thread
Frozen vegetables are a nice option because of being packed very soon after picking. I like the added bonus of less processing, because usually frozen vegetables aren't fully cooked, just blanched.
I've found a surprising thing when it comes to additives lately. Though I wouldn't have expected it, in some cases the store brand (particularly the premium store brand) items have fewer additives than the fancy name brands. Here's an example. The store brand tuna at my local Fry's (a Kroger owned supermarket) has big, nice steaks inside, and the ingredient list told everything that was in the broth, and revealed that there weren't preservatives.
By contrast, Chicken of the Sea was packed with nasty little shreds, no mini tuna steaks, undisclosed ingredients in the broth, preservatives, and it cost more!
Moral is, sometimes the store brands can be higher quality. But always read the label. It's the same with frozen stuff. The store brand frozen vegetables often have less crap in them than the name brands.View Thread