November 21, 2014 at 9:57 pm #29931
Great article on can foods. Some can fruits and vegetables are better then fresh ones. Lots of information here which can save you some money too.November 22, 2014 at 3:45 am #29975
Interesting. I wouldn’t have guessed that but I suppose it makes sense to a degree. Except for things like tuna and chili, I tend to go for fresh, but it is good to know my stash of canned goods is good too.November 22, 2014 at 3:49 am #29976
MountainBiker, That is why I posted it. I didn’t know this my self. Good to know.November 22, 2014 at 8:25 am #29994
Canned food is better than no food Its ready to eat. But keep a few things in mind. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/10/9-unhealthy-foods.aspx Some food are healthier kept in glass bottles. Freeze dried food might be lighter to carry in a bug out situation – just add water.
Try to have a little bit of everything. Nothing beats fresh food from your garden.November 22, 2014 at 9:12 am #29996
These days I try to lay off the canned food. Found out they are putting endocrine disruptors as a plastic liner inside a lot of canned goods/plastics.
its also the best theory i’ve seen as to why young girls are hitting puberty earlier and earlier… and lower testosterone in men (tho men really despise that thought bpa is pretty much artificial estrogen if I am not mistaken)
its also effecting fish if that wasn’t bad enough… we get so much bpa and endocrine disruptors (there are others…) that we pee it out, and it ends up in rivers… same thing with the pill for women apparently, it passes through and ends up in the rivers if you can believe it.
baby bottle producers scrambled to remove BPA when they saw the public flip out over it.
its a controversial topic currently.
If its canned at home or local on the other hand then *thumbs up*. I keep most of my cans for trade, and the occasional moment of laziness / weakness for mushroom soup and crackers.
Off topic, but I also keep my rice for trade only, aside from the safe stuff. Because arsenic is being used in the paddys as an insecticide, and because it accumulates in the soil over and over, we where advised in Canada to not eat more than one cup of rice per week, and to be extremely careful with babys, because a lot of baby food is made with rice. sorry if that’s news
*edit when I saw the report on arsenic in rice, in Canada, there was no legal limit on how much their could be. Hopefully that changed. Most of the bad rice is coming out of china.
Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.November 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm #30051
Considering how much rice is grown in the US, buy American.November 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm #30071
Agree Whirlibird, Try your best to buy American made goods and products.
I just read this article, Vet Launches Made-in-America E-Commerce Store http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2014/11/14/vet-launches-made-in-america-e-commerce-store/?intcmp=sbcfeatures
His website is called http://thisland.com/November 22, 2014 at 11:02 pm #30091
Easy answer: during and after radioactive fallout. Think Che(o)rnobyl and Fukushima.
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