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Old Thursday 6th August 2020, 14:54   #26
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Yes eating animal food is scary. The idea of eating food that is for animal consumption freaks people out I find. But really I eat much like an animal anyway and am still healthy. The only food I eat that has more than just one ingredient is pesto. I don't deem this food essential, but I have not found many health warnings on it and it is really tasty. The rest of my diet is largely one ingredient stuff from each of the 4 food groups. I like the simplicity of one ingredient food. On top of food from each of the 4 food groups there are real flavourings in my diet, trying to avoid flavourings that could put my health at risk. I like to forage for wild plants like animals eat.
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Old Thursday 6th August 2020, 15:33   #27
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The maximum level of aflatoxin in food for human consumption is 4 micrograms/kilo. The maximum level of aflatoxin toxin in animal feed is 20. Food intended for wild birds is not classified as "animal feed", aflatoxin levels as high as 100 have been found in wild bird food.

Phobia don't come into it when 1 ppm can give you cancer!
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Old Thursday 6th August 2020, 15:50   #28
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Yes eating animal food is scary. The idea of eating food that is for animal consumption freaks people out I find. But really I eat much like an animal anyway and am still healthy.
But what type of animal,? Carnivore / Herbivore or Omnivorous.
I do not understand some of your ramblings. Given that there is a proven movement by human beings to reduce or stop consuming meat, more diets now include various types of meat substitutes that are fungi based. So any great fear of this organism is much reduced, though recently I once ate one mushroom picked from my garden, that I thought safe - oh no, after some very vivid dreams and a troublesome digestive system for a fortnight I wont be repeating such impulsiveness.
As regards Peanuts we've known that poor quality or badly stored quantities are not recommended to be fed to wild birds.

By the way, are you interested in wild birds?
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Old Thursday 6th August 2020, 16:06   #29
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Good lord yes, I didn't notice the huge gap in dates
Dates are very good to eat, but if there's a huge gap in them, you shouldn't eat them - probably means a rat has been at them
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