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(KTLA Los Angeles)   You got your peanut butter in my flame retardant. You got your flame retardant in my peanut butter. Two things that are put together more often than you'd think   (ktla.com) divider line 37
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2012-06-03 09:08:26 AM
So race car drivers should eat peanut butter before a race for extra safety
 
2012-06-03 09:15:48 AM
NO YOUR FLAMING RETARDANT!

/[sick]
//[sic]
 
2012-06-03 09:18:21 AM
Did anybody suggest they smoke it?
 
2012-06-03 09:20:55 AM
Skippy Extra Crunchy -- helping protect the consuming public from spontaneous combustion for over 75 years.

Okay, subby, you promised other unlikely food additives -- we're waiting (taps foot impatiently).
 
2012-06-03 09:21:07 AM
So
Peanut butter, fresh salmon and canned sardines showed the highest amount of HBCD, according to the study.

Fresh salmon.... is it in there as a preservative of natural? Could it REALLY be that there is food in our retardants? Not sure but I can say that there is retards reporting the news.....
 
2012-06-03 09:21:11 AM

Peanut butter flame retardant time! Peanut butter flame retardant time! Peanut butter flame retardant time!


Peanut butter flame retardant with a baseball bat!

 
2012-06-03 09:24:30 AM
Reason why these chemicals should not be added to food (FTMFA): "fire retardants do not belong in food."

lol
 
2012-06-03 09:27:11 AM

skinink: Peanut butter flame retardant time! Peanut butter flame retardant time! Peanut butter flame retardant time!
Peanut butter flame retardant with a baseball bat!


Can't believe this took even that long....
 
2012-06-03 09:27:15 AM
i like peanut butter
 
2012-06-03 09:54:02 AM

Dragonwolf72: So
Peanut butter, fresh salmon and canned sardines showed the highest amount of HBCD, according to the study.

Fresh salmon.... is it in there as a preservative of natural? Could it REALLY be that there is food in our retardants? Not sure but I can say that there is retards reporting the news.....


The uninformative excuse for journalism is likely referring to ATLANTIC salmon, which (at least in Canada) is FARMED 95% of the time in cages, off the ocean. (Ironically, mostly off the pacific coast:.so if they escape they are on the wrong coast. Yes, strange but true.)

They pump farmed salmon full of antibiotics, put dye in their food, (because atlantic salmon are a greyish pink, not red like pacific salmon) and have sewage in the water. So i'm sure this is only a problem with Atlantic salmon, which btw are not really from the atlantic (at least not in Canada), they are merely descendents of Atlantic salmon, cuz our Atlantic salmon stocks were destroyed years ago.

I don't think we have to worry about Japanese radiation ending up in our pacific salmon like we are now seeing in Pacific tuna, cuz tuna swim a lot further out to sea.

Also, we are destroying South American fish stocks to feed our farmed salmon.

Source: I work for an environmental group.
 
2012-06-03 10:00:56 AM
Excuse me guy, but I don't want my peanut butter to catch on fire thank you very much.
 
2012-06-03 10:02:59 AM
Am I really the only one who has a problem with FARK's no-punctuation policy? How does it enhance headlines, exactly?
 
2012-06-03 10:04:10 AM
i'm a chemist, so i like chemicals, but BROMINATED molecules, especially ones like this? so 1960. evolve people, choose some better candidates.

hexabromocyclododecane:
upload.wikimedia.org

it's like a bigger, bromo- version of chlordane, for goodness sakes!
 
2012-06-03 10:32:53 AM

utah dude: i'm a chemist, so i like chemicals, but BROMINATED molecules, especially ones like this? so 1960. evolve people, choose some better candidates.

hexabromocyclododecane:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x373]

it's like a bigger, bromo- version of chlordane, for goodness sakes!


All bros? Looks like your typical frat kegger.
 
2012-06-03 10:36:43 AM
Choosy moms retard flames with Jif!
 
2012-06-03 10:40:23 AM
hexabromocyclododecane
anagrams
oxycodone - embrace la doc
 
2012-06-03 10:44:54 AM
"Food" may contain things that can be found in inedible sources as well. Not a new concept.
 
2012-06-03 10:47:07 AM
Of course, they don't ever get around to mentioning just how much HBCD they found in their samples.

The most obvious thing to assume is "practically none."

Any time you see one of these "panic" articles without accompanying numbers (like parts per billion - or lower), they probably either got numbers at the extreme low end of their detection sensitivity - or accidentally measured the amount that's in the air in the cheap laboratory they hired to do the testing.
 
2012-06-03 10:52:12 AM
Oh good, another article based around the fallacy of "X chemical is found in food but also used industrially so you're eating industrial waste."

Stop being stupid.
 
2012-06-03 10:53:20 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: So race car drivers should eat peanut butter before a race for extra safety


To be extra safe, they should eat peanut butter and sardine / salmon sandwiches. A delicious combination, to be sure. And, chock full of Omega 3 and HBCD!
 
2012-06-03 11:01:47 AM
Oh wow, the news media is sensationalizing a thing in food that has uses outside of food.

I will repeat what I have stated before on fark on this matter and why I hate this type of shiatty "reporting":

This reminds me of a flour commercial a while back that advertised that they were organic, blah, blah, blah...but there was one thing that was totally useless for nothing more beyond the "gross/sensational" factor. It was how they went about saying that their flour was not bleached. Ok, fine. So they mention that Benzoyl peroxide is the primary bleaching ingredient in most consumer available flour brands. They also mentioned, and this is the irritating part here, they mentioned that Benzoyl peroxide is also used in acne face wash...I think there was a pimply faced teen and an audible "ewww" voice over for added effect.

Yes Francis, a lot of ingredients in food are also used in totally different applications. Wow.

I am in no way advocating for or praising the food scientists and huge corporations for coming up with some of these bizarre, zombie ingredients, but I am pointing out that sensationalizing something and using a red herring for the sake of the "eww factor" urks the everliving shiat out of me.

Take Soy Lecithin for example: Used heavily as an emulsifier in chocolate, also a fantastic nonstick spray and it is also used in paint, glue, asphalt, rust protection, etc.

How about water? It is used in soup, bread, pasta, beer and can also be found IN POO FILLED SEWERS!!!!

I know I am ranting here. So I am going to stop. But I am sure most of you see my point here.
 
2012-06-03 11:58:48 AM
At least they keep the spiders out of the peanut butter.
/I HATE SPIDERS.
 
2012-06-03 12:01:53 PM

danielscissorhands: Dragonwolf72: The uninformative excuse for journalism is likely referring to ATLANTIC salmon, which (at least in Canada) is FARMED 95% of the time in cages, off the ocean. (Ironically, mostly off the pacific coast:.so if they escape they are on the wrong coast. Yes, strange but true.)


It's like The Incredible Journey Goes to Sea, see? The little Atlantic salmon escapes the farm and with his new-found friends, a schizophrenic seagull and and OCD octopus, finds his way home to Nova Scotia, retarding fires and learning the true meaning of family along the way. I'm pitching this to Disney!
 
2012-06-03 12:03:35 PM
Here's an interesting fact about flame-retardants: they don't work.

The Chicago Tribune did a series on how the country was duped into putting flame retardants on most of the stuff in your house.

Not a pretty picture. But hey, profits are always more important than people, so you know how to vote.
 
2012-06-03 12:19:53 PM
knobmaker:
The Chicago Tribune did a series on how the country was duped into putting flame retardants on most of the stuff in your house.

The really hilarious part is that the people who pushed the government to require the inclusion of flame retardant chemicals in so many things are the same sort (or even, in some cases, the exact same people) who are whining about miniscule amounts of flame retardant chemicals being in everything.

Much like the folks who demanded that we eat lower fat foods and more carbohydrates, who then demanded that food producers use unsaturated fats in food (like transfats), and are now whining because people are fat from eating the carbohydrates and are having other health problems because of the transfats...
 
2012-06-03 12:39:46 PM
with TFA closing comment one gathers the writer is not the petri dish / bunsen burner type. yet they still comment in a worldwide forum.

reminds me of the flaring anger i feel when radio disc jockeys ramble on mindlessly to fill air time. squandering the opportunity to bring meaningful content to the audience.

DJ's deserve to go the way of the Dodo bird just as buffoons who publish fark online deserve to be beaten about the face and neck. so others can see and enjoy the marks.

/they call me bunsen burner
//and i never knew why
 
2012-06-03 01:07:29 PM
Well, why the heck not? China ships out stuff using antifreeze as a sweetener, lead shows up in chocolate imported from Africa, you need to handle meats with a biohazard suit on, certain fish are loaded with Mercury and one or more imported vegetables seem to be grown in human sewage.

It's almost like food is the new way to get rid of toxic waste.
 
2012-06-03 01:20:34 PM
Subby please don't use that phrase anymore, it's offensive. We prefer "Burning Disabled."
 
2012-06-03 01:52:46 PM
Though the amount of HBCD found in food won't harm the consumer, Environmental Health Professor Arnold "Six-Fingers" Schecter is still concerned.

/as he should be
 
2012-06-03 02:52:41 PM
This certainly explains why there is so much peanut butter gut and butt because people have so much trouble burning up those peanut butter calories.
 
2012-06-03 03:42:05 PM

felching pen: danielscissorhands: Dragonwolf72: The uninformative excuse for journalism is likely referring to ATLANTIC salmon, which (at least in Canada) is FARMED 95% of the time in cages, off the ocean. (Ironically, mostly off the pacific coast:.so if they escape they are on the wrong coast. Yes, strange but true.)

It's like The Incredible Journey Goes to Sea, see? The little Atlantic salmon escapes the farm and with his new-found friends, a schizophrenic seagull and and OCD octopus, finds his way home to Nova Scotia, retarding fires and learning the true meaning of family along the way. I'm pitching this to Disney!


lol...hilarious.

You should definitely write a screen play!

Hmm, I haven't read / seen the Incredible Journey, or seen the remake, Homeward Bound. I remember I wanted to see that when it came out.
 
2012-06-03 06:25:58 PM
No wonder I've never gotten heartburn from peanut butter...
 
2012-06-03 10:42:21 PM
You know what's a great fire retardant? Water.
 
2012-06-03 11:13:57 PM

LoneWolf343: You know what's a great fire retardant? Water.


That depends upon the fuel.
 
2012-06-04 11:57:35 AM
OMG don't be putting water in my Peanut Butter! That's just gross
 
2012-06-04 12:00:47 PM

imprimere: LoneWolf343: You know what's a great fire retardant? Water.

That depends upon the fuel.


What next! Are you telling me that it isn't a good idea to spray water on the metallic sodium? Is that Bad?
 
2012-06-04 01:37:55 PM

Endive Wombat: Oh wow, the news media is sensationalizing a thing in food that has uses outside of food.

I will repeat what I have stated before on fark on this matter and why I hate this type of shiatty "reporting":

This reminds me of a flour commercial a while back that advertised that they were organic, blah, blah, blah...but there was one thing that was totally useless for nothing more beyond the "gross/sensational" factor. It was how they went about saying that their flour was not bleached. Ok, fine. So they mention that Benzoyl peroxide is the primary bleaching ingredient in most consumer available flour brands. They also mentioned, and this is the irritating part here, they mentioned that Benzoyl peroxide is also used in acne face wash...I think there was a pimply faced teen and an audible "ewww" voice over for added effect.

Yes Francis, a lot of ingredients in food are also used in totally different applications. Wow.

I am in no way advocating for or praising the food scientists and huge corporations for coming up with some of these bizarre, zombie ingredients, but I am pointing out that sensationalizing something and using a red herring for the sake of the "eww factor" urks the everliving shiat out of me.

Take Soy Lecithin for example: Used heavily as an emulsifier in chocolate, also a fantastic nonstick spray and it is also used in paint, glue, asphalt, rust protection, etc.

How about water? It is used in soup, bread, pasta, beer and can also be found IN POO FILLED SEWERS!!!!

I know I am ranting here. So I am going to stop. But I am sure most of you see my point here.


Dont forget dihydrogenmonoioxide is also a very effective flame retardant.
 
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