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Lift the Lid on Food Preservation - Prairie Fare

Canning Tomatoes
 
Canning Tomatoes
Photo courtesy of the National Center for Home Food Preservation
Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension Service

When most of us “baby boomers” came home from the hospital as infants, our mothers probably held us because infant car seats weren’t required then. We probably rode in cars filled with leaded fuel.

Most likely we came home to houses with asbestos insulation and lead-containing paint. Most of us slept in cribs with fairly wide slats, and our pajamas probably weren’t flame-retardant. We might have been fed solid foods at 2 weeks of age.

Maybe it’s a wonder we survived.

The moral of the story: Health and safety recommendations change based on knowledge gained through research and practice.

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