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When I was growing up, we canned peaches, pears, apricots, cherries, pickles, strawberries and more. When the fruits or vegetables were in season, we canned all we could, then we got to enjoy them all winter long — and we often had enough to enjoy for at least a few years. We knew if we… Read more »


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The ubiquitous MRE — Meal, Ready-to-Eat. Originally intended to fill the belly of a soldier in combat, it contains enough calories (around 1200) to get one by for a good portion of the day. They have a pretty decent shelf-life, but are only really rated to be good for 3-4 years in an ideal (cool… Read more »


eFoods fast food

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Recently McDonald’s, one of our largest fast-food restaurants in America, issued the following statement: “For a number of years prior to 2011, to assist with supply, McDonald’s USA used some lean beef trimmings treated with ammonia in our burgers. We were among other food retailers who used this safe product.” Let that sink in for… Read more »