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  •  cellulose(wood fiber) in our food as well. (4+ / 0-)
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    JDWolverton, AnnieR, Nulwee, sillia

    we cannot digest wood fiber period, from The Street web site.  also whey is not digested by humans.  you add everything we eat including the hormones in all livestock which ingest in america, it is amazing we live as long as we do.  our bodies probably do not decompose quickly after burial with all the preservatives in us.

    •  if everybody were healthy... (2+ / 0-)
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      Sherri in TX, Nulwee

      there would be a lot of people out of jobs.

      food for thought.  

      •  OTOH - Maybe more people would be farmers (4+ / 0-)
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        Nulwee, sillia, crose, oklacoma dem

        For everyone to be healthy I think we're going to have to back off of this hyper-industrialized hyper-pesticided food-growing system that only employs a tiny percentage of the population. If we had more small farms, maybe even large-backyard small farms, that used intensive organic growing methods, we could have a lot more people employed in a healthier food system. The growing urban farming movement is helping us get there, I think.

        The goal is not to bring your adversaries to their knees but to their senses. -- Mahatma Gandhi

        by tmo on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 08:10:49 PM PDT

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    •  That cellulose is considered dietary fiber. (1+ / 0-)
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      JDWolverton

      And it's actually healthy for you- much like celery, another good source of fiber and often considered to be negative caloric- meaning it takes more energy to process than it gives in return.

      It's not necessarily a bad thing they're filling our ice cream with sawdust to make it creamier, though it does seem disturbing when you first hear about it.

      -this space for rent-

      by EsnRedshirt on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 10:39:41 PM PDT

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