Manfred Eidelloth

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I now have found a paper by the European Food Safety Authority from 2005, about 4 chemicals used:

Trisodium phosphate in a 8%-12% solution (pH 12, Temperature 7-13°C) ist used as a spray or bath for about 15 sec.
It disrupts the microbes cell membranes and romoves their protective fat films, causing them to leak their intercellular fluit.

Sodium chlorite is used at a concentration of 500-1200 mg/Liter in combination with an arbitrary acid (pH of the solution 2.3-2.9) for 15 seconds as a spray or 5-8 seconds when dipping.
(It can also be used in chilling water up to 150 mg/Liter for 1 to 3 hours.)
It oxidises cellular contituents and disrupts protein synthesis.

Chlorine dioxide is used up to 50mg/l in sprays, washes and for chiller bathes.
Ist function is similar to sodium chlorite.

Peroxacids also oxidize the cell membrane and are used in concentrations up to 220mg/l für up to 15 sec in sprays ans washes or up to 60 min in chiller baths.

6 years ago
Perhaps somebody here can help me out?

In Germany we have (due to the TTIP-negotiations) a lot of discussion about chlorine-washed chicken.
Chlorine chicken have become kind of a symbol for the type of food many European consumers do not want to be imported from the US, along hormone fatted beef, GMO-grains etc.

One Problem in the discussion is: Nobody seems to really know, what exactly “chlorine washed” means.
Some say, chlorine is only used in very small amounts, like in a swimming pool, to avoid the multiplication of pathogens in the chilling tanks.
Others say, several sprays and bathes of different high concentration chemicals are used to literally disinfect the contaminated (e.g. with excrements) carcasses.

Therefore I am searching for detailed information on such a processing plant:
What chemicals in which concentration are typically used and how and for how long are they applied?

6 years ago
What Sepp is showing in the Video is not the spring itself, but the sedimentation tank.
The water is coming in from the spring through the pipe from the left side.

You dig out the spring as deep into the hillside as you can. Be carefull not to destroy the impermeable layer below it, or you would loose the water.
Than you built a little dam in front of the spring. Made of loam or clay or concrete or plastic, whatever is available.
You put in a perforated pipe as water intake.
Than you fill the spring with washed gravel.
To avoid sediment from above to plug the holes in the intake tube you cover the whole thing with clay or loam or concrete or food grade geotextile.
Some Pictures:
The cover also prevents surface water from running into the spring.

Than you put on as much earth as possible. Our regulations here say, springs used for trinking water need to have at least 3 m of cover on them, to prevent surface pathogens from getting into the water.
Below the spring usually s sedimentation box is installed to avoid sediments getting into your pipe system.
7 years ago
User: syldron
Location: Norway

Part 1, the house:

7 years ago
If you have beef cattle, why do you think about these two breeds at all?
I would use a dual purpose breed in this case. A good Simmental cow easily produces 5000 liters of milk from good pasture, with no concentrate. And she gives you a calf worth fattening, both pure breed or crossed with your beef bull.
7 years ago
The calving season is almost finished.

Our 5 year old German Angus bull and one of the Angus x Simmental yearlings.

7 years ago
If you can read and write some German:
Get an account at the German WOOF-Website and search for “Obstbau”

For example
An arboretum cultivating 200 different tree and scrub species.

There are several small orcharding and viticulture farms listed. Bu you can only get the contact data when you have an account there.
7 years ago
Good news from the seed savers front:

After successfully stopping the planned, very adverse reform of the EU seeds directive, the European seed savers lead by Arche Noah (the Austrian seed savers organization) and Global 2000 (the Austrian part of Friends of the Earth International ) now handed over a petition with more than 500.000 signatures that is claiming free use and legal sales of heritage breeds.

The photo shows Austrian farming minister Andrä Rupprechter forwarding the petition to EU health commissioner Tonio Borg.

7 years ago
What species of swans and on how much area?
How many offspring do they produce in an average year?
7 years ago