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Old 05-07-2014, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff07KdikxXE

Wow, this is pretty amazing. Pineapples are really berries fused together? I haven't confirmed that one. Honey stays fresh forever? For real? The sugar and live frog one were shocking too.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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That's funny hearing about the chocolate chip cookie lady. My child is doing a project on her this very week. I never heard of Ruth Wakefield before, and now I know too much.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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Food grade does not necessarily mean edible. That error alone makes me question the rest of the vid.

Tupperware is food grade. Saran Wrap is food grade. Neither are edible.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:19 AM
 
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This inquiring mind wanted to know a little bit more.

Eggs
Why American Eggs Would Be Illegal In A British Supermarket, And Vice Versa - Forbes

Where did they get the information about McDonald's first selling hot dogs?
The Ray Kroc Story :: McDonalds.com
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Food grade does not necessarily mean edible. That error alone makes me question the rest of the vid.

Tupperware is food grade. Saran Wrap is food grade. Neither are edible.
The definition of edible is 'fit to be eaten', or 'innocuous when humans' so I guess they're just saying the stickers are non toxic?
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Food grade does not necessarily mean edible. That error alone makes me question the rest of the vid.

Tupperware is food grade. Saran Wrap is food grade. Neither are edible.
Food grading applies to different items including food itself and wrapping/containers the food is placed in and is not solely intended for items that are meant to be eaten. Saran Wrap is food grade because it does not leech any known toxins into the food it comes into contact with. So yes, this does not mean it is edible. But, how often have you accidentally eaten Saran Wrap or have taken a bite of Tupperware? With the Tupperware, my guess is....never, and even if you accidentally bite into a piece of Saran Wrap more-than-likely you will know that you did because you will feel something strange in your mouth that is not chewing properly.

However chances are high that you have eaten at least one label adhered to an apple without realization. Because consumers are more likely to unknowingly eat the label on occasion the label itself must not pose any threat to human health in the quantity they can reasonably be expected to be consumed.

Personally, I cut (or bite) the sticker off and I have yet to come across an instance where it was directly said to keep the sticker on.

Here is what the FDA considers acceptable:

CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21

This also applies to stamps and envelopes (well, not to the newer "non-lick" stamps and envelopes), which reminds me of the Seinfeld episode when George "luckily" lost his fiancé due to the glue used in their wedding invitations:

The Invitations - WikiSein, the Seinfeld Encyclopedia
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Wow, the egg article was very interesting. Especially how we had 142000 cases of salmonella in 2009, using our guidelines, and Great Britain had 560. Imagine that, not refrigerating eggs.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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I'm wondering what about a live frog in it keeps your milk fresh.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:41 AM
 
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Wow, the egg article was very interesting. Especially how we had 142000 cases of salmonella in 2009, using our guidelines, and Great Britain had 560. Imagine that, not refrigerating eggs.
That and the huge cost to vaccinate hens-- .14 cents?
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'm wondering what about a live frog in it keeps your milk fresh.
Back in those days it was superstition, rather than science, that was the explanation for most things.
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