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How Strict Rules on Sourcing Dairy Proved impossible — and Would Have Hurt Reproducibility As Well

Dairy has many opportunities for plastic contamination For dairy products, we created an ultra-strict sourcing protocol that assumed that the introduction of plastic chemicals into the dairy food chain begins with the milking process. That strict protocol had to be drastically altered will be described below. To consumers, the most obvious connection between plastic and […]

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The Cream Separator From Hell = No Cheese & Butter As Originally Planned. (And Reflected Flawed Logic and Impossible Logistics)

Even if we had solved the reproducibility conflicts with our “close to source, minimum contamination” plans for milk, the final problem was the fact that the only small-production cream separator we could find was full of plastic parts and “stainless steel” that was actually aluminum. That despite the fact that the seller said it contained […]

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Oil for cutting boards

For treating wooden cutting boards, in our dietary intervention lab/kitchen, we used olive oil packaged in glass from a local supplier who has minimal plastic components in their oil-making mill. While some food sources suggest that vegetable-based oils will somehow turn rancid in contact with water, we found no evidence of this. We washed and […]

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