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A potato question....
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 Posted: Sun Dec 15th, 2013 04:43 PM
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Peel potatoes???? Since I live alone, my spuds come in cans - already peeled!
My late wife was a Sullivan, one of nine children. All of them took their turn at planting and eating potatoes..
Everyone in the family ate more than their share without getting sick.
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BTW, it takes a long time for potatoes to spoil in the can.:wink:



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 Posted: Tue Dec 17th, 2013 01:55 AM
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Y2K !!
If you eat a little poison and a little more
over time you may build an immunity to it.
Or slowly die...

The Polk Salad causes about the same thing i think but i know respiratory issues for sure.

I have not been poisoned by my veggies.
I eat the small leaves of Polk Salad raw.
Stems and big leaves are a boil and eat thing.

Really though, everything in moderation and you will fine.



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I remember hearing that as a kid also.Almost forgot about it. I. Do remember some potatoes were greeners than others.( we grew our own).
We had our own garden.some were all green I think they were just young potatoes. LOLI feel like an ole hillbilly.. Well it must be a slow acting poison I'm still here. LOL



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Some dieticians are suggesting not to eat potatoes or apples unless they are organic, claiming they readily absorb insecticides and pesticides and are loaded with these chemicals even if we skin them or cut the skin off. :confused:

Last edited on Fri Mar 7th, 2014 10:17 PM by swampshooter



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Some dieticians also tell you to not eat any red meat, don't eat fried foods, only free range eggs, and other such nonsense. As long as a systemic pesticide isn't used, a certain amount of time before harvest, potatoes and apples are fine. Farmers and food distributors are liable for the harm misapplication of chemicals can cause, if they are caught using products off label they are out of business.



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Good info Charlie, but I still think that I will peel them.



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I usually peel potatoes, but some of the "organic" folks get things a bit mixed up. (or, they lie their asses off to make you believe something that isn't true. Sound familiar?).
A systemic product, usually some type of pesticide, is absorbed into the plant, and the sap and tissues do contain the toxic material. These are often used for ornamental plants and turf....when an insect pest tries to eat the plant, or suck the sap from the plant, the pest gets a lethal dose of the material, and dies. As far as I am aware, NO systemic product can be used on food crops, unless it is early in the plants life, waaaay before any harvest activity. Yes, something like that could be a problem with human or animal consumption. A producer can get his ass sued off if such a thing is found, and, with the testing available today, things like that are relatively easy to find.
OTOH, a contact material is not absorbed by the plant, and could be available on the fruit. It can be washed off, and would be of little consequence in such a case. Even most of those materials cannot be used within X number of days to harvest.



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Charley +1. Got to remember that the peelings on some fruits and veggies contain much of the vitamins and add needed fiber to your diet. Peel them unnecessarily and you lose some goodness. RD



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as a kid we always ate potatoes with the skim on it. we were told that is where all the vitamins were. As for red meat we lived on the St Lawrence River and they said not to ear the fish because of the mercury. heck in that I should have a built in thermometer. Red meat we ate everything we shot, but it was never red when we cooked it. LOL



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