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Microwaves Kill! Or Do They?

One of the many reasons I love Facebook is it is a great forum for people to talk about their beliefs: religion, political, food choices. Granted during election years, this is arguably a good thing? lol.

According to Natural News - http://www.naturalnews.com/031929_microwaved_water_plants.html

According to Natural News – http://www.naturalnews.com/031929_microwaved_water_plants.html

Anyway, I have a lot of friends that society would brand “alternative”. That is they don’t believe in vaccinating their kids, they maybe are vegan/vegetarian, will only eat organic food, things like that. I enjoy these friends to no end, just because they are different and they make me think about issues or sides of issues I normally wouldn’t and that gives me a better understanding of, well, life.

I love these veggies! I hope they grow!

I love these veggies! I hope they grow!

Every few months it seems like there is a new issue upsetting my “alternative” friends about mainstream society. For example there was the fast food won’t rot flurry and memes. GMO food has been a pretty major issue in California for the last few months, but now that the election is over that is quieting down. It seems like the new hot topic is microwaves. Yes, microwaves.

My microwaved water. I made sure it was cool before I used it (hence the thermometer)

My microwaved water. I made sure it was cool before I used it (hence the thermometer)

I’ve seen several postings about how bad the microwave is for our health, how it destroys nutrients, and puts out deadly radiation. I mean, I’m kinda a huge skeptic when fear is used to promote a belief, but this even started scaring me, I mean, until I stopped and did some research.

My labels

My labels


I decided to do an experiment. I had read where water that had been microwaved will kill plants. So I thought how better to test this hypothesis out than start some spring seeds using microwaved water?
Seed ready for soil and water!

Seed ready for soil and water!

Last Sunday, I started brussel sprouts and peas. One tray I used regular well water from my tap, and the other tray I used tap water I had heated in the microwave. Since its only been 3 days the seeds have not geminated yet, but I am awfully excited to see how this turns out! Are you? Stay tuned!

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