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7 Ways to Avoid Food Poisoning Without Dangerous Cleaners

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3. Have Separate Cutting Boards

The easiest way to avoid food borne diseases is being careful with cooking surfaces. When you’re working with meat, make sure that you use two separate cutting boards, one for vegetables and one for cutting meat. Combining them is a great way to get sick.

4. Buy Local (Esp Eggs)

According to Idaho farmer Debi Vogel, even though small chicken flocks can get salmonella, small producers are better poised to respond to a crisis because they distribute a few dozen eggs rather than millions, giving consumers a greater sense of security about the food they buy from small farms. Outbreaks encourage us to know more about our food and the farmers that produce it. Additionally, the unhealthy confinement of animals allow for the contamination of livestock at such a rapid rate.

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6:10PM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

Dangerous cleaners would defy the purpose.

10:23AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

When recipies use cup for measuring ingredients what size cup is normally used? I would like to make my own cleaning product but not sure how much washing/baking soda to use.

7:32AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

Best yet, stay away from all animal products! Vegan clean up is unbelievably easy. :)

Love courageously!

9:32AM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

Vinegar is great stuff. I go over the counters and stove every night before bed with a vinegared cloth. Seems to be working -- we are never sick.

5:45AM PDT on Apr 28, 2011


5:22AM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

thanks for sharing.

1:37AM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

I mainly just use plain water. Sometimes a little vinegar. In the shower, I just put a little shampoo on my nail brush and do the walls lickety-split. I don't like to put soap in the environment so unless the food was greasy, I just rinse the dish(es) under hot water and air-dry. If I use paper towels, I re-use them over and over and over, for increasingly nasty messes, until they're tattered and blackened beyond redemption. Inbetween messes, I throw 'em in the dishwasher which I never use. I eat anything I drop on floor or ground, & lick many things. My 3 cats observe the world from their kitchen-counter perches. They think they're people and disdain water bowls... it has to be out of the faucet! Occasionally, when overcome with love, I lick my cats a bit (who love to roll in dirt; pfft-pfft!) I really pay no attention to germs. I never use those "hand-sanitizers" (yuck) and rarely use soap to wash my hands. Yet I'm simply never sick! I've never had medical insurance & treat myself homeopathically if I ever need to. Perhaps it's because I (reportedly) dined on mudpies, weeds & cat feces out of the litterbox when I was a kid and only took a bath on Sat. night; perhaps it's because I take immune-system boosters daily & have IRONCLAD immunity -- but I just never bother with germs & fortunately, they never bother with me either!
Chemicals are a different story, tho... I avoid all unnecessary chemicals; they'll put you in an early grave!

1:02AM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

ya..........these r very usefull all women

10:58PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Thank you for the very useful info

9:41PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

I use vinigar & water.

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