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2021-07-20 8:51:58 AM  
Salt is a preservative. Ta-da.
 
2021-07-20 9:19:46 AM  
Very little rots in a desert.

Everything rots in a rainforest.
 
2021-07-20 9:29:54 AM  
/whispers.

It's not really food. It just looks like food and tastes really good.  Kinda.
 
2021-07-20 9:39:39 AM  

2fardownthread: /whispers.

It's not really food. It just looks like food and tastes really good.  Kinda.


*ding ding*

"Paging Jean Baudrillard, call for you on the simulacra phone."
 
2021-07-20 9:41:10 AM  

skyotter: Very little rots in a desert.

Everything rots in a rainforest.


This. I came to say that if you let a lot of foods dry out on the counter they don't really get all moldy. It's foods that are wrapped up in the fridge that have the moisture to get moldy and look really rotten.
 
2021-07-20 9:41:39 AM  
i store my food in jars of honey.
 
2021-07-20 9:42:20 AM  
"food"
 
2021-07-20 9:46:28 AM  
Get a load of this woman, squirreling away all that food, letting it go to waste all the while there are hungry people in her community and then having the balls to flaunt it for a few likes on social media.
 
2021-07-20 9:51:54 AM  
This is exactly why I never eat ancient Egyptian pharaohs.
 
2021-07-20 9:52:45 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Get a load of this woman, squirreling away all that food, letting it go to waste all the while there are hungry people in her community and then having the balls to flaunt it for a few likes on social media.


Just wait till you find out how much food grocery stores throw away every year.
 
2021-07-20 9:55:18 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Get a load of this woman, squirreling away all that food, letting it go to waste all the while there are hungry people in her community and then having the balls to flaunt it for a few likes on social media.


she's a nutritionist who is trying to prove a point about processed foods. I'm sure she can't match all of your contributions to the welfare of your neighborhood community.
 
2021-07-20 9:55:29 AM  
My food spoils. I have some moldy cheese. A moldy bagel. A sticky sausage. Some limp carrots and brown celery. And a few very soft prunes.

Yes. This is a humblebrag. And yes. I have fauna in my colon.
 
2021-07-20 9:58:48 AM  

ImOscar: WhiskeySticks: Get a load of this woman, squirreling away all that food, letting it go to waste all the while there are hungry people in her community and then having the balls to flaunt it for a few likes on social media.

Just wait till you find out how much food grocery stores throw away every year.


Like a middle eastern guy who's been everywhere and done everything - Bindar Dondat

/worked in a grocery store in my mid-teens
//had to keep track of the costs from all the food we tossed out in the produce department
///5-finger discount on brach's pick-a-mix candy all day, every day
 
2021-07-20 9:58:55 AM  

2fardownthread: /whispers.

It's not really food. It just looks like food and tastes really good.  Kinda.


I mean technically it is food as it definitely qualifies as solid nourishment that sustains something. If it's healthy is the question... it's not, question answered.

That said, the fact that it never "rots" isn't really a dictating factor in if it's healthy or not. Honey can last centuries and still be edible and is healthy when consumed in appropriate proportions. The reason it doesn't rot however may or may nor be a factor in if it's healthy or not. The preservatives in fast food are honestly not the primary reason I consider it unhealthy... in fact considering the level of TLC they give to the workers assembling it, it probably makes it healthier than it otherwise would be as I suspect there are more than a few minimum wage slaves out there not paid enough to care if they are serving their customers expired items or not.
 
2021-07-20 10:06:58 AM  

Schmerd1948: WhiskeySticks: Get a load of this woman, squirreling away all that food, letting it go to waste all the while there are hungry people in her community and then having the balls to flaunt it for a few likes on social media.

she's a nutritionist who is trying to prove a point about processed foods. I'm sure she can't match all of your contributions to the welfare of your neighborhood community.


She's a person who either doesn't understand how salt and dryness combat decay, or she does and thinks it's useful to mislead people in order to accomplish her goals.

Goal 1: attention
Goal 2: perhaps changing eating habits of others.
 
2021-07-20 10:31:37 AM  
So an attention whore?

Like has been mentioned, salt, preservatives, and drying the food out all combat rot. On top of that, I'd suggest that food safety standards do their jobs, particularly cooking time.

Now, all that crap she's showing off is unhealthy for other reasons, but it's not because it isn't decaying.
 
2021-07-20 10:52:45 AM  
When food dries out it doesn't rot as easily.
 
2021-07-20 11:02:28 AM  

Smackledorfer: Salt is a preservative. Ta-da.


I always love those food items that state: No preservatives are used. Look at the label and see sodium at xxx mgs
 
2021-07-20 11:29:23 AM  
That isn't how eating works. If I didn't have enzymes and acids that turned this "food" into energy, nutrients, and waste, I might care.
 
2021-07-20 11:50:23 AM  
Salt and lack of moisture prevent mold
 
2021-07-20 12:03:41 PM  
Hey, dry food doesn't rot, or salty food
 
2021-07-20 12:07:49 PM  
I never ate much fast food, it just isn't that tasty to me since I was maybe 10.

My problem has been (and continues to be) the time it takes to prepare fresh meals every day. I gave up a while ago and we started microwaving meals. I didn't like it at all, but hubby was happier and less stressed out, since he had to help me cook those fresh meals.  After eating like that for a couple of years, I had a stroke a few months ago and I simply CANNOT eat that crap - not my fault. So hubby has been helping me cook again, which is even harder now that I can't walk. He rebelled again last night and said I cannot cook fresh food anymore because he is too tired after work.

I now have to figure out how to make a single cooking session on the weekend last us all week. He can live on sandwiches, I can't eat bread. I can't eat salt or sugar. I can't eat pasta. I have to see how I can make a roast or something on Saturday and cut it thin and then have slices on lettuce/salad the rest of the week. Of course, I can't eat salad dressing so I have to make that myself, too. I really don't mind having to make everything myself, but I am REALLY UNHAPPY that I can't do it by myself. Since I have to have his help, I'm not allowed to cook anymore. If I can somehow get better enough to do everything myself, then I can cook what I want when I want.

I was seeing cooking as physical and mental therapy but now it seems I have to recover completely first and THEN do the thing that provides so much therapy for me.

I understand he's tired, but throwing a meal in the microwave is one of the reasons I ended up like this in the first place.

You simply can't eat that kind of crap and stay healthy. It just isn't possible. If the sodium doesn't get you, the sugar will.
 
2021-07-20 12:58:34 PM  
I'm not sure where the Twinkie rumor started, but I can say for sure it's not true. We had one in its original cellophane wrapper in our office mail-room for about three years. People would place it in each other's mailboxes for fun. At the end of three years, with the cellophane intact, the Twinkie was a third it's original size, hard as a rock, and just a tad moldy. Now, the headline does say "rot" which I suppose is not quite the same, but those who say Twinkies last forever, etc are just wrong; this think was no longer a Twinkie.
 
2021-07-20 1:15:35 PM  
Why would you do that?
 
2021-07-20 1:33:48 PM  
I had an uncle who told me that when he was in Vietnam, the bodies of American KIAs would take significantly longer to begin decomposing than VC KIAs, even in the jungle environments. Even then it was explained as the high levels of preservatives in the American's diet. I can't imagine there are  less preservatives in the diet of the general US population now than in the diet of American servicemen in the 60's and 70's.
 
2021-07-20 1:34:03 PM  
So she's just repeating the stinky meat project?
 
2021-07-20 1:56:49 PM  

Smackledorfer: She's a person who either doesn't understand how salt and dryness combat decay, or she does and thinks it's useful to mislead people in order to accomplish her goals.


...She would have called something an ingredient in yoga mats, but that particular meme has already sailed...
 
2021-07-20 2:28:26 PM  
What a farking weirdo
 
2021-07-20 2:32:46 PM  

Meat's dream: This is exactly why I never eat ancient Egyptian pharaohs.


Apparently, they're really good as a paint material: https://en.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/Mummia

"A London colourman informs me that one Egyptian mummy furnishes sufficient material to satisfy the demands of his customers for twenty years."
 
2021-07-20 2:41:08 PM  

CFitzsimmons: I'm not sure where the Twinkie rumor started, but I can say for sure it's not true. We had one in its original cellophane wrapper in our office mail-room for about three years. People would place it in each other's mailboxes for fun. At the end of three years, with the cellophane intact, the Twinkie was a third it's original size, hard as a rock, and just a tad moldy. Now, the headline does say "rot" which I suppose is not quite the same, but those who say Twinkies last forever, etc are just wrong; this think was no longer a Twinkie.


long time ago I had a friend who settle in Denmark after he retired from the army. so we were trying to ship him 6 boxes of Twinkies... only to find you couldn't ship them to Denmark if you were honest on the customs form. (live bees...no problem... snack foods? GTFO apparently)
so I ended up with 6 boxes of Twinkies collecting dust.
after some people over got super stoned , they opted to dig into the twinkies...only 4-5 months old at this point.
they had all turned green, and started to shrink and had gotten rock hard.
my friends ate them and lived...but they were definitely spoiling and past stale.
 
2021-07-20 3:27:31 PM  

Meat's dream: This is exactly why I never eat ancient Egyptian pharaohs.


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2021-07-20 4:21:06 PM  

Schmerd1948: she's a nutritionist who is trying to prove a point about processed foods. I'm sure she can't match all of your contributions to the welfare of your neighborhood community.


If she's a nutritionist, she's not a very good one. This demonstrates nothing about nutrition or healthy eating. Good food in the same conditions would do the same thing.
 
2021-07-20 4:40:08 PM  

ImOscar: 2fardownthread: /whispers.

It's not really food. It just looks like food and tastes really good.  Kinda.

*ding ding*

"Paging Jean Baudrillard, call for you on the simulacra phone."


Isn't that just your hand, thumb and pinky extended?
 
2021-07-20 4:54:20 PM  

mrparks: ImOscar: 2fardownthread: /whispers.

It's not really food. It just looks like food and tastes really good.  Kinda.

*ding ding*

"Paging Jean Baudrillard, call for you on the simulacra phone."

Isn't that just your hand, thumb and pinky extended?


When you're calling for a big wave.

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2021-07-20 5:53:57 PM  
When desication's lost its fun you're farking hungry

Bite my lip and close my eyes
rehydrate a burger and some fries.
I'm so hangry I'd eat melon rind
or stale cheese-its
 
2021-07-20 6:35:02 PM  
Rice, beans, nuts too
 
2021-07-20 6:41:45 PM  
Raven Sable, slim and bearded and dressed all in black, sat in the back of his slimline black limousine, talking on his slimline black telephone to his West Coast base.
"How's it going?" he asked.
"Looking good, chief," said his marketing head. "I'm doing breakfast with the buyers from all the leading supermarket chains tomorrow. No problem. We'll have MEALS in all the stores this time next month."
"Good work, Nick."
"No problem. No problem. It's knowing you're behind us, Rave. You give great leadership, guy. Works for me every time."
"Thank you," said Sable, and he broke the connection.
He was particularly proud of MEALS®.
The Newtrition corporation had started small, eleven years ago. A small team of food scientists, a huge team of marketing and public relations personnel, and a neat logo.
Two years of Newtrition investment and research had produced CHOW. CHOW® contained spun, plaited, and woven protein molecules, capped and coded, carefully designed to be ignored by even the most ravenous digestive tract enzymes; no-cal sweeteners; mineral oils replacing vegetable oils; fibrous materials, colorings, and flavorings. The end result was a foodstuff almost indistinguishable from any other except for two things. Firstly, the price, which was slightly higher, and secondly the nutritional content, which was roughly equivalent to that of a Sony Walkman. It didn't matter how much you ate, you lost weight. [And hair. And skin tone. And, if you ate enough of it long enough, vital signs.]
Fat people had bought it. Thin people who didn't want to get fat had bought it. CHOW® was the ultimate diet food-carefully spun, woven, textured, and pounded to imitate anything, from potatoes to venison, although the chicken sold best.
Sable sat back and watched the money roll in. He watched CHOW® gradually fill the ecological niche that used to be filled by the old, untrademarked food.
He followed CHOWS with SNACKS® junk food made from real junk.
MEALS® was Sable's latest brainwave.
MEALS® was CHOW® with added sugar and fat. The theory was that if you ate enough MEALS® you would a) get very fat, and b) die of malnutrition.
The paradox delighted Sable.
MEALS® were currently being tested all over America. Pizza MEALS, Fish MEALS, Szechuan MEALS, macrobiotic rice MEALS. Even Hamburger MEALS.


/yes, I know in this case the food hasn't grown mouldy because of dehydration. Fast food isn't unhealthy due to bizarre chemical additives. It's unhealthy because it's loaded with salt, sugar, grease and fat. I still wanted to post the bit from Good Omens.
 
2021-07-20 6:47:46 PM  

2fardownthread: My food spoils. I have some moldy cheese. A moldy bagel. A sticky sausage. Some limp carrots and brown celery. And a few very soft prunes.

Yes. This is a humblebrag. And yes. I have fauna in my colon.


Good job doxxing yourself, Richard Gere.
 
2021-07-20 8:42:09 PM  
Another thing in junk food that can keep it from breaking down is hydrogenated oil. Microbes can't break down Crisco. Neither can the human digestive tract.
 
2021-07-21 12:52:48 AM  

Petite Mel: Schmerd1948: she's a nutritionist who is trying to prove a point about processed foods. I'm sure she can't match all of your contributions to the welfare of your neighborhood community.

If she's a nutritionist, she's not a very good one. This demonstrates nothing about nutrition or healthy eating. Good food in the same conditions would do the same thing.


I was once obsessed with the dehydrator.

Had boxes of veggies and fruits to store for years to be used when civilization collapsed.

The aftermath of the 08 housing crash didn't turn out as I had feared.
 
2021-07-21 1:04:02 AM  

Schmerd1948: she's a nutritionist who is trying to prove a point about processed foods. I'm sure she can't match all of your contributions to the welfare of your neighborhood community.


Except this "point" has been debunked plenty of times (for example) by people doing the simple experiment of "make the hippy-dippiest all-naturalest gluten-freeest free-rangest preservative-freeest cruelty-freeest certified organicest non-GMO-est every-other-Whole-Foods-label thing you can, dry it out fast enough, and it won't rot either".

And "processed foods" is such a broad category that it can encompass darn near anything. Did you know cashews fresh off the tree are super-toxic unless processed (evil!) the right way to remove their all-natural 100% organic oils (which happen to be chemically similar to the stuff in poison ivy)? That olives -- staples of the much-touted Mediterranean diet -- have to be cured (processing! evil!) to make them edible after picking? There's essentially no such thing as "natural" or "non-processed" food.

So this "nutritionist" is just doing pure fear-mongering disinformation. It's the kind of stuff that leads sooner or later to buying a magic rock to stick up your hoo-ha to drive away the 5G microchips or whatever.
 
2021-07-21 9:46:10 AM  
It's dangerous, there's just too much salt in it for mold to grow on the outside. So it looks fine, but I dare her to eat that burger.
 
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