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Old 03-08-2007, 04:05 PM   #1
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More Reasons to Avoid Potato Chips and Donuts


Works with a company that converts used vegetable oils to biodiesel fuel. His inside information will make you want to avoid potato chips even more.

"After speaking with potato chip manufacturers, I would like to comment on potato chips, and I hope this is a working email for you.
My company is researching the production of biodiesel from used vegetable oil, and has contacted manufacturers which we suspected would produce the most waste oil. What comes to mind? Well, greasy potato chips (just look at your fingers after you eat them!) and donuts came to mind, after contacting the obvious home-run hitters, McDonald's and KFC.
Contrary to what you might think, it seems the worst abusers of vegetable oils were not McDonald's, but potato chip and donut manufacturers.
One manufacturer replied to my offer to purchase their used oil with the explanation that they hardly have any used oil left-over after the process. Tens of thousands of gallons come in, barely hundreds come out.
The reason? This manufacturer recycles the oil until it is entirely absorbed by the food. All that dirty oil eventually ends up in the potato chips themselves.
One problem that occurs after re-using vegetable oils is that FFA's (free fatty acids) concentrate. The manufacturer volunteered this fact and noted that their solution is to chemically treat the oil to reduce the FFA's, after which it is sent back to produce more potato chips. Mmmm -- re-used vegetable oil treated with chemicals to reduce free fatty acids!
It turns out that these oils are so bad that biodiesel manufacturers shun them! In other words, they are difficult to catalyze into methyl-esters (biodiesel) and producers are reluctant to use them for engine fuel, yet people still eat the potato chips!
That brings us to the last time I ate a donut, those nicely-colored sweet confections. If you only saw the waste products. My offer to pick up one donut shop's used oil for free was met by much enthusiasm by the management, and they told me that I could pick up a 55-gallon drum once every 6 months.
Did you ever go inside the donut shop and look at how much oil they have in those vats? Now consider that they only dispose of 55 gallons every 6 months! They would have given me more if they had it because I offered to pick it up for free, while they have to pay a renderer over $ 200 / month for disposal.
One closed-down shop asked me to pick up their barrel of used vegetable oil from their parking lot because it was leaking and causing ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE. I tried to drain the oil out, but it was so thick and sludgy that it clogged my pump. I was considering using a heavy-duty sewage pump to drain it, but decided not to, because the thick, smelly contents of that barrel were not usable as an ingredient for fuel, and refining it would be too expensive.
The material had an uncanny resemblance to sewage. The only reason I knew it wasn't, was that it had a sweet, donut-like smell to it, but entirely unpleasant.
Scientific facts like knowing the carcinogen content of these "foods" is interesting, but if you want real motivation to avoid junk foods, go to the back of the "restaurant" were they dispose of their environmentally-harmful by-product and take a look. Also, you can ask them why they have to keep the stuff in barrels and wait for an expensive disposal service instead of just sending it down the drain?
The reason: the Environmental Protection Agency does not allow it?
The utility companies know that one of the reasons that raw sewage leaks out of the sewers and into our public water supply is that restaurants still illegally dump their used oil down their sinks, causing build-up and clogs to occur. I sawa picture of the clog once-- it looked like a blocked artery.
Go ahead, have another potato chip-- you are doing our environment a favor by "disposing" of that garbage with your own internal garbage disposal system. Your sink's garbage disposal system will wear out every five years and can be replaced for about $80, but how will you replace your stomach, liver and kidneys and arteries?"
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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I used to love eating carrots. I figured, what could be healthier? Fresh veggies from a local garden. Full of anti-oxidants and vitamin A. One of the best foods out there.

Then I got to investigating the truth behind carrots. What I found was very disturbing. For years I've been shoving these vile veggies down my gullet thinking I'm making myself stronger and healthier every day. Consider the growing conditions. All those crisp, crunchy, tasty orange sticks of delight are grown in dirt. Dirt! This may not sound so bad, until you consider how many bugs and how much decaying animal matter there is in dirt. And germs. Horrible, killer germs and bacteria. Frequently E. coli can be detected in soil. It can kill! Then there is the fertilizer used to grow carrots - equally gross. Frequently gathered as a byproduct from industrial processes, fertilizers are one of the most disgusting parts of carrot production.

Or you could buy organic - where manure is the principal ingredient of "all natural" fertilizer. Mmmm... hand me a big ole bag full of manure I want to dig into that...

The FDA and USDA set limits on the maximum amount of bugs allowable in carrots sold in the store. And for good reason, because there are always bugs in carrots you buy. Hopefully you get most of them off before you eat the carrots. But you probably won't get them all. Think about this the next time you chomp into that crisp, juicy carrot.

The growth in popularity of many types of vegetables has occurred in spite of the disgusting and unsanitary growing conditions in farms and fields across America. Other popular vegetables such as green beans, cabbage, and squash have similar hygiene issues.

Consider all the havoc these vegetables could wreak on your vital organs. The best approach, according to leading experts, is to avoid many of these unsanitary vegetables.
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Pssssst: rutabagas
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lettuce - another vile veggie
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"Broccoli...the silent killer."
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Collard greens make you smart and let you see in the dark.
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i always wash carrots before juicing them.

i tried to wash a donut one time but it just fell apart.
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Bad, vile veggies! nuke them all!

Do you have any idea how much rat poop, hair, fly wings and other disgusting material we've unknowingly ingested in our lifetime? How's that for food for thought
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Do you have any idea how much rat poop, hair, fly wings and other disgusting material we've unknowingly ingested in our lifetime? How's that for food for thought
Are you saying that stuff is 'brain food"? :P

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Bad, vile veggies! nuke them all!

Do you have any idea how much rat poop, hair, fly wings and other disgusting material we've unknowingly ingested in our lifetime? How's that for food for thought
So it's not that vegtables are good for you, actually they are really bad as Justin and other have posted.

It's the health effects of associated rat poop, hair, fly wings that overcome the adverse effects of those nasty vegtables.

- You learn something every day. Thanks for the info !
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I guess it's a good thing my wife and I eat baked chips when we have them...
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I believe dipping those chips in dip counteracts all the bad stuff.
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Dipping anything into homemade blue cheese dressing removes all harmful food byproducts...

Oh yeah, I have a recipe.

Half a cup of full fat yogurt, Brown Cow, accept no substitutes
Half a cup of sour cream
Package of hidden valley ranch's ranch dressing
4-6 ounces good blue cheese, crumbled
4-5 solid dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Couple of pinches of garlic powder

Stir and let stand at least a couple of hours.
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Is that like in Road Trip when they say it's not cheating on your girlfriend if it's with TWO women because they cancel each other out?

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Peaceful, thats absolutely true. Its been my experience that you're best to have a 3rd woman available in case one of the first two doesnt work properly. A "hot spare", if you would.

I'm also late to point out that both donuts and potato chips join bacon as items that you can light on fire and they'll self sustain.

In fact, having thought of that, all this expensive laboratory testing to determine fat content and nutritional benefits is a big waste. All you need is a 50c bic lighter and a piece of tin foil.
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I'm also late to point out that both donuts and potato chips join bacon as items that you can light on fire and they'll self sustain.
Another healthy addition to that elite group is Brazil nuts. My kids and I spent a lot of holiday meals with a nutcracker and a lighter, seeing whose nuts would burn the longest. I badly need some grandkids to introduce to meatime bad behavior.

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seeing whose nuts would burn the longest.

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Tough choice of words Ha.

I get to use this a SECOND time!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070308/...kass_copycat_5

I'm also pleased to note that there are other people who have experimented with self-sustaining food fires.
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i always wash carrots before juicing them.

i tried to wash a donut one time but it just fell apart.
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All you need is a 50c bic lighter and a piece of tin foil.
For the hat?

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