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  • commented 2013-11-09 09:13:29 -0500
    I echo the comments about results. Who takes a quiz without wanting to know the measures.
  • commented 2013-11-04 19:00:26 -0500
    Great test, I thought I new about food, boy I have alot to learn!!
  • commented 2013-10-30 14:50:51 -0400
    got the pests one wrong — I spend way too much time on invasive species to consider ‘pests’ a natural part of the system. Parasites/predators, yes … but to me the word ‘pest’ implies something seriously out of balance. A few of the others I could argue as well. With the right system, small amounts of meat/bones compost pretty well. Orange peels may not smell or attract predators, but they do take FOREVER to break down.
  • commented 2013-10-30 11:18:53 -0400
    Only missed two. One because I didn’t read the question carefully and one I didn’t know. Pretty pleased.
  • commented 2013-10-25 17:09:58 -0400
    Depends on where you are composting. In Seattle through our municipal composting system you CAN compost meat and bones.
  • commented 2013-10-24 22:18:44 -0400 · Flag
    It depends upon the pest. Many of the worst ones are introduced—here in WI we are dealing with the Japanese beetle, (Asian) emerald ash borer, (Asian) spotted-wing Drosophila, multi-colored Asian lady beetle, and we are on the lookout for a few more. All of these are tremendously disruptive—sure, eventually the ecosystem will reach a new balance, but it may take decades or more.
  • commented 2013-10-24 12:49:06 -0400
    As a chef I try and keep up with food issues. The Fair Trade symbol is new to me and the information on the PLUs code system is something that I will use regularly from now on.
    Thanks for keeping us informed !
  • commented 2013-10-24 10:28:03 -0400
    I took the test and found out that I’m very ignorant about the process that goes into producing food in general. I eat healthy by intuition but not by knowing all the details. It is helpful for a conversation with others but knowing this info does not make anyone a more environmentally friendly consumer.
  • commented 2013-10-23 23:14:31 -0400 · Flag
    What the heck was my SCORE???? I know I missed 3 questions and that’s 80%, so a ‘B’ in an institutional school… but how does that compare on a bell curve? What are the norms? Feel kind of cheated.
  • commented 2013-10-23 20:58:41 -0400 · Flag
    Planting seeds, pulling weeds, using non rain water are not naturally occurring events? A case could be made to disagree, humans are part of a natural ecosystem. I guess you could say we don’t always do everything right, however.
  • commented 2013-10-23 14:34:40 -0400
    Hello! We took the quiz and would love to see some sort of comparison tool at the end to tell us “how food literate” we are! Thanks!
  • commented 2013-10-22 22:20:28 -0400 · Flag
    I am referring to the question on fish.
  • commented 2013-10-22 22:19:59 -0400
    I have always found seeds quite amazing.
    I wonder what came first the seed or the plant?
  • commented 2013-10-22 22:19:44 -0400
    This question should be re-worded. The question is way to open and could have many answers.
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