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Microwaveable bacon

While I would not suggest anyone trust a post on social media as fact without delving into the statement further with some research, there are times something gets posted that is at least worth a moment’s pause to consider.

Calvin Daniels

April 28, 2024

As I readied to write this week's column, I happened upon a post which wondered with some amazement how we have become a culture that considers Twinkies, cocoa puffs and Mountain Dew safe, but raw milk and compost grown tomatoes unsafe.

Like most things on social media, the statement is a bit simplistic in as much as there is good reason milk has been pasteurized for decades, and one should hold some trust in processed foods following rules established by bodies which monitor such things. That said, there is a kernel of truth in the statement, too. One which alludes to how disconnected we are from our food sources.

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