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The science of food has led to some pretty important discoveries as modern technology is applied to more and more food processing techniques. While some folks are suspicious of foods that have indefinite shelf lives, being able to avoid billions of tons of food waste can't be all bad. Here are just a few quick links on some interesting food findings. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Beta (profile), Sep 16th, 2011 @ 9:45pm

    machismo is almost an anagram for masochism

    Here in the U.S, anyone trying to sell a chili that must be harvested with protective gauntlets and respirator masks would be a fool not to use that in the advertising.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 17th, 2011 @ 11:45pm

    Re: machismo is almost an anagram for masochism

    If these chilis are grown in significant quantity, won't machines be doing most of the harvesting?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 18th, 2011 @ 10:00am

    Re: machismo is almost an anagram for masochism

    You have to make the advertisement make it clear it is because of the hotness of the thing and not because it is toxic waste that could kill you.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 19th, 2011 @ 6:26am

    My question is this, and it happens on the food channel all the time with that jerkoff that goes around eating food. I think its "Man Vs. Food"

    The guy watches the cook put the peppers in the food. He is told that the chef needs to wear goggles and not one, not two, but three pairs of latex globes. This is to keep the chili pepper oil off the chefs skin, I guess because that would be dangerous.

    Then the host eats the food.

    Why would anyone put in their mouth something that the chef wouldn't want to touch?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 19th, 2011 @ 6:40am

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    When preparing the food, you'll have much longer exposure to the hot food than when you just eat it.

    This weekend, I made homemade jalapeno poppers and did not wear gloves...bad idea. My hand still burn (its Monday), but I ate them and my mouth and belly are just fine.

    It's the length of exposure that matters and necessitates the protective gear for the food prep staff.

     

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    Doug, Oct 12th, 2011 @ 12:21pm

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    I made salsa before a camping/kayaking trip, and the jalapenos were especially potent. Using my fingers to put in contact lenses DAYS LATER was impossible without searing my eyeballs, and I had to keep my hands dangling in the water for the whole kayaking trip. That stuff can really bond with your skin.

     

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