I used to tie fishing flies and bought a couple hen neck from a local grower, that is the skin and feathers from the neck. I latter noticed they were bug eaten so I called him. He told me to put in the micro wave for a few sec that will kill the bugs. It is logical to say it will also kill your food. and what kills the food radiation.
This is an older posting, but I just now found it and thought I'd reply.
I gave up my microwave about a year ago, partly due to it simply breaking down on me, but mostly due to hearing bad things about them round about the same time it broke.
Well, it was probably hard about the first month of not having one...but to my amazement, that quickly vanished! Folks like me who are older will be surprised at how quickly you go back to "old school" when we cooked without microwaves. Now for young people who have used microwaves all their lives, this change could be hard on them. But us old schoolers remember the "no-nuke" days!
When my microwave died on me, I bought a convection oven instead and I've really enjoyed using it. To me the food taste better and stays warmer longer than nuked food did.
But if they do eventually find out for certain that microwaves are safe, I might buy one again, just for the convenience of times that I'm in a hurry. But to be honest, it doesn't take all that much more time using a convection oven over a microwave. (Example: a microwave pizza takes three minutes to cook in a microwave, and you're supposed to let it stand and cool for three minutes...that's six minutes. A convection oven takes 10 minutes to cook it and it's ready to eat. Six minutes and ten minutes...is there really that much difference?)
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I have seldom used a microwave because I've always been a scratch cook, but I do appreciate the information, Diana, because I have a niece who cooks nearly everything for her family in one. I'll pass along your note and encourage her to consider reading up on the research data for herself.
Thanks for sharing this.
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Yes, I think they're safe. No, I don't worry about. Yes, I've read the arguments for/against. The evidence against is very minor and quite insignificant compared to other nasties in what happens to food before it gets into your mouth. Also minor in the context of the amount of food that I consume that is raw compared to cooked.
Dr. Hans Ulrich Hertel and Dr. Bernard Blanc of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University Institute for Biochemistry created a study which found significant and disturbing changes in the blood of individuals consuming mirowaved milk and vegetables. The volunteers ate various combinations of the same foods cooked different ways. All foods that were processed through the microwave ovens caused changes in the blood of the volunteers. Hemoglobin levels decreased and over all white cell levels and cholesterol levels increased. The study found that the microwave cooking changed the nutrients in the food as well.
Does this make you think twice about using the microwave oven? It does me.
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