DailyDirt: No Refrigeration Necessary...?

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For centuries, people didn't have convenient refrigeration for storing food for long periods of time. Nowadays, we take refrigerators for granted and keep things in them even when it's not necessary. Here are just a few cool examples of ways to avoid eating spoiled food. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Bryan Price (profile), Apr 6th, 2012 @ 5:26pm

    I saw this in South Africa.

    Eggs in cartons just sitting at room temperature.

    But then, to get anything stronger than acetaminophen (which is actually called paracetamol there), you have to go the the pharmacist, for ibuprofen for example.

     

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      Michael Ho (profile), Apr 6th, 2012 @ 9:25pm

      Re: I saw this in South Africa.

      I'm sure there *is* a good reason to store chicken eggs in a fridge for longer storage.... but room temp storage isn't as detrimental as people think.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 6th, 2012 @ 7:22pm

    And I would want to stop using my refrigerator because...?

     

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    Albe23 (profile), Apr 6th, 2012 @ 8:28pm

    Room Temp Not Too Strange

    After 4 years aboard the USS West Virginia I can attest to the eggs longevity. I was eating eggs stored in a fan room at 70+ degrees for over a month withough going bad. Long live the egg!

     

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    Rekrul, Apr 7th, 2012 @ 11:38am

    My mother never used to refrigerate bread, but then again, she ate it fairly quickly. The last time I left any bread product out, it was moldy after about a week. On the other hand, I've had bread last for months in the refrigerator.

     

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    Ophelia Millais (profile), Apr 7th, 2012 @ 4:00pm

    zeer URL needs updating already.

     

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