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Old 11th October 2012, 13:56   #151
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Hygiene is always an issue. I remember in the 1970's a couple of journalists awarded Garbage Cans (based on Kitchen cleanliness) to various high end eateries in New York. These were quite similar to their Michelin Star ratings. In other words the posher the place the dirties the kitchen!!
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kfc opening up again

http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/...cle4008471.ece
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Old 18th October 2012, 12:37   #153
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This might sound off topic, but recently a colleague reported that his wife fell sick after eating apples!
The doctor specifically said that eating fruits without peeling of the skin is extremely risky due to the amount of chemicals/ pesticides/ wax that is used for shining the fruits/ etc.

So, is it fair to discuss hygiene (at KFC et al.) and fast food avoidance for pregnant women, when eating just an apple can make you see a doctor and still take a week to recover?
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This might sound off topic, but recently a colleague reported that his wife fell sick after eating apples!
The doctor specifically said that eating fruits without peeling of the skin is extremely risky due to the amount of chemicals/ pesticides/ wax that is used for shining the fruits/ etc.

So, is it fair to discuss hygiene (at KFC et al.) and fast food avoidance for pregnant women, when eating just an apple can make you see a doctor and still take a week to recover?
So an apple a day can't keep a doctor away!

On a serious note though, anything can be infected. and it's upto us to look out for hygiene for our family.
and clean vegetables and fruits can be hard to find.
You got to look for better places to buy them from, using your own experience and that from others.

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Apples are being coated with wax (similar to candle wax) so that they remain fresh for long time & looks good.

Washing with warm salted water is recommended for all fruits & vegetables so that the chemicals etc are washed off.
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The doctor specifically said that eating fruits without peeling of the skin is extremely risky due to the amount of chemicals/ pesticides/ wax that is used for shining the fruits/ etc.
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You got to look for better places to buy them from, using your own experience and that from others.
Try to use the back of a plastic knife to scrape the apple (with the peel). If it is there, the wax layer usually comes off I usually stay away from unusually shiny looking apples.

This also extends to pesticides being used on vegetables. For example, I remember being told to verify if spinach leaves had any holes. If the caterpillar can survive the chemicals so can you

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Apples are being coated with wax (similar to candle wax) so that they remain fresh for long time & looks good.
Washing with warm salted water is recommended for all fruits & vegetables so that the chemicals etc are washed off.
agree, washing with warm water is best!
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The wax used on apples to make them appear shiny is food-grade wax. It is not digested by the body, and exits the body in the wax form. As is, it should not harm the body, as it does not get absorbed (if consumed in minute quantities - such as, an apple a day).

But this discussion is totally off-topic here!
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Ok, here is what I found in the Internet today about KFC. Sounds hard to believe. Headless Chicken ???

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Ok, here is what I found in the Internet today about KFC. Sounds hard to believe. Headless Chicken ???
http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/kfc.asp

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This is a myth or call it urban legend. http://www.scambusters.org/urban-legends/kfc.html

I find it hard to believe that an entire chicken can be fabricated using certain raw materials and still make them taste like real chicken. Maybe in future they can. In any case, for me, KFC is a once in a blue moon eatery.
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Spoilsport. Blame you for bursting that sci-fi bubble.
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OT, but there was an incident in Iceland recently where the 'beef' they tested for horse meat contained no beef. What's worse is that no meats were found at all!

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Oh boy! for a second I thought it was for real. However, logic says it isnt true as how can one construct something which tastes like chicken but isnt one.

Having said that, going by the technology advancement, it maybe possible in many years from now.

But, for now. I am not going to KFC in future ( even before was a very rare outlet that i used to visit, maybe once or twice a year)
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Having said that, going by the technology advancement, it maybe possible in many years from now.
See, the movie buff in you does not want to give up that thought !
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The technology already exists and is no sci-fi. Genetically modified crops have been around since long. The controversy surrounding the effects of GM crops on health/soil and the MNCs promoting GM crops is subject of debate.

See the link for bizarre innovations:
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/resear...ng/mad-science
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