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Old 06-07-2008, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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scary or good deal?

Today I got 15 "forever green bags" from the dollar store for $5, and I am wondering if they are going to be featured in a massive recall for causing scary health problems 6 months from now. They are, like everything else in the dollar store, MIC. We are trying to avoid MIC kitchen stuff or food that is a product of China because of doubts about quality. Has anybody got experience with these kind of bags? The package says "anti-microbial with integration of nanotechnology" and I am hoping they haven't thrown extra weird ingredients into the process. From what I understand they are supposed to contain some mineral that absorbs ethylene gas.

Anybody use these?

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What dollar store did you buy these at?

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I would just try hard to buy what we can eat in a certain amount of time because the idea of putting my kidi's snacks in them scares the crap out of me. We've worked hard to go plastic free around here and that just seems like a leeching incubator.
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What dollar store did you buy these at?
(had to check the receipt) dollar general.



i know, it is the opposite direction from trying to avoid plastics, but we are a small family and i am tired of throwing away expensive produce because i am too disorganized to use it quickly enough and with the price of gas, i cannot get to the market 20 mi RT more than once a week.


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We bought green bags at Target, and they do work to keep produce nicer longer. For instance, we bought strawberries for CHEAP last week, took them out of the clamshell and put them in the bag, and they are still like new today. We don't wash them before putting them in the bag. I figure it can't be worse than the bags/clamshells most produce comes in, these are just more porous to help the gas produce naturally makes escape the bag. Or something.
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