The Lie A European blogger said on their blog that Hitlers scientist invented the Microwave Oven to cook food in the field during Germany’s (WWII) attack on Russia. This blogger links to a site that repeats this invention lie.
The Truth Is: Percy Spencer invented the first microwave oven after World War II from radar technology developed during the war. Named the “Radarange”, it was first sold in 1946. Raytheon later licensed its patents for a home use microwave oven that was first introduced by Tappan in 1955, but these units were still too large and expensive for general home use. The countertop microwave oven was first introduced in 1967 by the Amana Corporation. (Thank you wikipeda)
The Lie: “90% of Americans have microwave ovens in their homes to nuke their food.
The Truth Is: Their is not now nor has there ever been nuclear materials in or used by microwave ovens. As the name suggest they use RF (radio frequency energy) produced in the EMF, Extremely High Frequency range.
This site in my opinion, appears to me to be just another Fear Mongering site that quotes at best Questionable research and is mostly based in fear based options.
In 69 years I have never heard of or seen a documented case of human injury caused by microwave ovens when (using a Microwave Oven, following manufactures instructions). Grin .. as with all things you can get a burn when carelessly removing boiling water from a microwave oven.
More Lies and Misinformation
This guy bills himself as (Dr.) Joseph Mercola when in truth he is a osteopathic physician, a (DO.) DO’s are kind-a sort-a like Medical Doctors but Not The Same.
Joseph Mercola said “The World Has Only 60 Years Worth of Topsoil Left! Wow, does this so called expert think that Top Soil is being magically transported to Mars? Maybe we will need that top soil when we land a colony on Mars.
Dip stick, we haven’t ‘Lost’ our top soil, it is still here, just in a different place on earth. Soil, Topsoil has been moving from one place to another for billions of years.
Mercola lays blame for a reduction of carbon, a by product of plant decay, on man made fertilizers. When this guy pulls his head out of his pill bottle. Maybe just maybe he will understand that almost every part of food crop plants are used in the Human food chain. The plant parts not consumed by humans are used in livestock and poultry feeds. Then the livestock and poultry are consumed by humans. That means less plant matter is plowed back into the soil.
With more than seven(7) billion hungry people to feed, few plants escape the cook pot.
Mercola said “glyphosate (commonly called Roundup) but is manufactured by many chemical producers like DOW and DuPont is the cause of a reduction in Monarch butterfly populations.
He lays blame on Americas farmers and ranchers.
What a crock of crap.
Monarch butterfly larva feed on ‘Milk weed”. Milk weed has never been a serious problem weed in cultivated farm land or grass pasture land. Contrary to this guy’s misguided opinion, farmers and ranchers do not seek out milk weeds for destruction. Nor do ranchers spray their pasture grasses with a glyphosate based herbicide.
The Truth Is: Most wide spread Monarch butterfly deaths occur in their Mexico mountain over wintering locations. Two or three days of cool weather accompanied by rain kills Monarch butterfly’s by the ten’s of thousands. ‘Not American Farmers and Ranchers.’
If you want more information about DO. Joseph Mercola take a look at FDA Orders Dr. Joseph Mercola to Stop Illegal Claims
OK I’ll get off my soap box, grin … at least for now.
Happy Spring gardening, and for my friends way south of the border I hope you have a productive fall harvest.