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#1 of 18 Old 01-08-2008, 05:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What the heck is that? I'm sitting here eating a bag of potato chips and on the back of the bag it says "For maximum flavor and goodness, we use only select "free range" potatoes."
Hilarious.
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LOL.

That's goofy.
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Well, we all know how much potatoes hate to be in pens.




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LOL, it must be a joke. What brand are they?

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I can't remember the brand -- something like california kettles or something. And it was written seriously. The more I think about it, the more I want to go find that package and email that company! Shows you that you can pretty much write anything on a package....
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Yes, but are they "Free range" potatoes or true "grass-fed" potatoes?
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That's what I was wondering. I've heard that commercial feed changes their potassium content.
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It means either the company is stealing them from the neighbor's potato patch or the potatoes escaped the fence and was growing outside the city limits. HAH!

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I'm just picturing these little potatoes running around in the field...


"we're free! we're free!"




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For some reason, I can hear in my head...

"When potatoes were in Egypt Land
Let my potatoes, go...."

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For some reason, I can hear in my head...

"When potatoes were in Egypt Land
Let my potatoes, go...."


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In Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, ethical eating is described as giving every animal the opportunity to express its true nature. Pigs should be allowed to root and run and be pigs, cows should be allowed to graze on grass for their whole lives, chickens to peck in the ground for grubs and grass-- rather than being confined in circumstances that do not allow for the innate pig-ness or chicken-ness to be expressed.

Perhaps these potatoes were allowed to experience the fullness of potato-hood before being harvested.


(I just wonder what that would be...)

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my sister has been a veg. for about 25 years now.

I remember when I first moved here to florida (about 15 years ago) my family came down to visit and I took them to a veg resturant. all our plates had brocolli on them and my father said (which is now a line in family lore forever more) "How many innocent brocollis had to needlesly suffer and die so we could eat this meal????"


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It means either the company is stealing them from the neighbor's potato patch or the potatoes escaped the fence and was growing outside the city limits. HAH!
LOL!!!

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my sister has been a veg. for about 25 years now.

I remember when I first moved here to florida (about 15 years ago) my family came down to visit and I took them to a veg resturant. all our plates had brocolli on them and my father said (which is now a line in family lore forever more) "How many innocent brocollis had to needlesly suffer and die so we could eat this meal????"


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LOVE THOSE!! thanks

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This is very serious people! How dare you joke. I insist that any potato I consume be treated ethically and allowed a happy life.
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