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Copper Sulfate

Discussion in 'What's Cooking? - Not Poison!' started by Kali_Ma, Dec 23, 2004.

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  1. Kali_Ma

    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    While we're on the subject of poisons, one of the ingredients added to commercial diet that I really have a problem with is copper sulfate.

    This is one of the ingredients of Bordeaux mixture -- a terribly effective and strong insecticide and fungicide. I really question any food that has to have vitamins added after the fact because of over-processing the ingredients, but when they add laboratory-produced chemical reproductions of natural molecules, one really has to worry.

    Copper is found in sufficient quantities for crabs in seaweed. They need access to seaweed at all times. I recommend human-grade products, as opposed to animal-grade ones, which may be treated with ethoxyquin. They are not allowed to add ethoxyquin to human food.

    Kerie
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Kerie,
    The kicker here is that the human grade seaweed is a lot less expensive than the seaweed marketed for fish. I bought a package of Sushi Nori and I think I will have it forever LOL!
     
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