Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Baby" Carrots Are Not Baby Carrots!

The real baby carrots

Machine-cut "baby" carrots

Just received this email. I was one of those ignorant ones not knowing the true facts. I didn't know that those "baby" carrots were not real baby carrots; until now!

Here it is:


The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages
carrots for IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc.

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made
using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a
machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots. most people
probably know this already.

What you may not know and should know is the following: once the carrots
are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are dipped in a solution
of water and chlorine in order to preserve them (this is the same
chlorine used your pool) since they do not have their skin or natural
protective covering, they give them a higher dose of chlorine.

You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator
for a few days, a white covering will form on the carrots, this is the
chlorine which resurfaces. At what cost do we put our health at risk
to have esthetically pleasing vegetables which are practically

We do hope that this information can be passed on to as many people as
possible in the hopes of informing them where these carrots come from
and how they are processed. Chlorine is a very well known carcinogen.


C.L. said...

Did you get permission from the flickr members to use the photos? I can see that some of the photos do not allow blogging and downloading of the photos.

Justin Choo said...


I saw a number of photos specifying "permission required" and I avoided using them.

Can you please tell me how to identify those that require "permission"?

I would like to replace those that require "permission". Too much hassle to get permission.

Thanks for pointing out to me.Your help is much appreciated.

monsterball said...

This is seriously interesting informations to me.
I love eating baby carrots.and noted my maid used to buy them in plastic bags.
I think...this should be posted into every newspaper...in different languages.
Justin...at least...write to S.Times ..hoping it will be published.

monsterball said...

Not to worry Justin.
If permission required and you did not ask for permission..the owner will send you a bill...like RM5000 as commission needed..to solve all problems.
Failing which..their lawyer will repeat what the owner wants...plus his RM5000 legal fee...if you ever go to court and loose the case.
It is as simple as that.
But if it is me...I will make a mountain out of a molehill...and fight it out in court...which to my opinion...you will win hands down...and the accuser..will have to pay your lawyers fee of RM5000..or you get ready RM15,000...to settle everything.
Cannot..just go to Penang Hill and sleep it off for few months.

monsterball said...

Remember..the late Lim Cheng Poh from Penang..wrote Malaysia's Copyright laws!
He and I won 7 cases against so call originals.
Soooooo my buddy....sleep peacefully.

romerz said...


Sorry off topic but I met Dr Hsu tonight. He SMS me kinda late hence I didn't call you but I met him at Gerakan HQ tonight when he came here for 'meet the candidates' session.

I think he will win the CWC place hands down, judging from the reaction of the party members there.

monsterball is correct, he is 6 feet tall!

Anyway we had an interesting conversation with KTK and he proposed a debate before month end. I'm looking forward to it. Once the place and time is set, I'll let you know. It will be in Penang.

monsterball said...

hi Romerz...Glad you met Dr.Shu.
He and you should get along very well. Reading so many messages from each other...remember..when we met for the first time...we behaved.. like old friends.
So Doc should not surprise you..being so cultured and mild mannered...just like you.
Glad to hear he should win..hands down...which brings me to obvious suspicion...he is always .. a die hard Gerakan member..and he may have voted for BN in the 12th election...although...I recalled he said...he voted for change of government.
if one voted change of government...why must the same person support a party that carry the balls of UMNO?
To me...go to hell with Gerakan.
That's my firm and clear mind...not because of strong opposition .we have..right now....but for all the years...they contributed to corruptions and race politics...to the disadvantages of Chinese and Indians.
So sadly..Dr.Shu is supporting the revival of Gerakan...which I doubt have any political future at all.
hi Romerz...I recalled you also said...you have made up your mind to support.. People's Party.
Did I read it wrong?
If I a right..why are you so interested in Gerakan's affairs?

monsterball said...

Romerz...OK..I read it..and understand!
Koh Tsu Koon phoned you...and you put on hold...to support Pakatan Rakyat...correct?
You keep saying...you don't see much future of People's Party?
What has that got to do with...one thinking of the country...and Malaysians?
Are you supporting race and region politics..plus massive corruptions?
Are you supporting Gerakan treating UMNO as boss and not equal partners...thus representing other races... as second class citizens?
Please don't be like smart doctor...telling us....that was the past...and the future will be different.
Gerakan have bullshitted Penang Chinese..more than 18 years.
You mean...you have not noticed...Penang is no more "The Pearl Of the Orient"...under Gerakan?
Who suffers most and why?
Do you feel for the sufferings of Penang citizens.......or your personal likes and dislikes...comes first...most important?
If it is based of your personal likes and dislikes...and advantages...you should not be involved in politics.
Imagine..one phone call from Koh...can change your mind.
That is the sign of a weak and undecided personality...very dangerous for serious politics.
You will be moulded to be a "yes man".. .if ever you become a party strong man....any party.
Go .think what I have written...and it is written .with sincere concern of a friend...that I see...so clear...can be led astray so easily..with his fickle minded selfish ..mind.
Come on Romerz....just look at your blog now...like it is a Gerakan blog....which is your first love anyway.
So you are against change of government?
Gosh!! Please don't give me the Middle Road stuffs.. in politics.

Justin Choo said...

Monsterball and Romerz,

(Never mind baby carrots have turned into political carrots!)

Romerz, you and Dr Hsu can busy yourselves together. Due to my present circumstances, I really have no opportunity to spend time socializing and politicking, much that I wanted to. I wish you and Dr Hsu well.

I tend to agree with what you wrote. Gerakan had hookwinked complacent and "kia see" Penangites for over 30 years! But I was NOT one of them. I never voted for Gerakan all my life. The one I would have voted for Gerakan would be in 1969 when I was still under age.

And honestly, I can't stand KSK especially the way he pushes himself to be close to Badawi's shoulders whenever the tv cameras are on the PM! So pathetic, with his big cynical grin!!

c.l. said...

Just send them a flickr mail or email to ask if u could use their photo in your blog. I'm sure most of them are happy that you think their work worthy to be used in your blog. I'd rather not have a nice blog like this be suspended or something like that if any of the flickr fellas complaint to blogger.

monsterball said...

c.l...Is there anything else you wish to talk...besides copyright laws?
Justin is my personal friend...and I know more about copyright laws...than most lawyers in Malaysia.
Don't make a none issue into an issue....like wanting this blog owner to be thankful to you.
Is that all....you wish to focus on?

Justin Choo said...


Thanks for your advice. But I think it will be very tedious to go back to all archives. It was in my mind that if ever I did make a mistake, I don't think anyone would notice it in my remote and quiet blog.

I have gone thru Flickr again after your prompt, and found that I could do a search under those in Creative Commons. This way I will solve my problem. I used to do a search under the main "search" box.

By the way, I always "credit" the photo used by putting the relevent link.

Any further advice from you is much appreciated. Thanks again.

Justin Choo said...


It's ok. I personally asked for further advice from cl. There is nothing to lose by knowing more.

monsterball said...

Just make sure..you don't fall into a trap...from nothing to something...advised by any lawyer!!
They are very good at that...to cari makan.
Let me know...if you are in trouble...and need a law firm in Penang....FOC!!
When the need arises...I will reveal the law firm...by phone to you..that have more than 35 lawyers working...and few retired Judges..all over Malaysia.
All you need is mention my name...they will act FOC for you.
I am their ONLY client...receiving FOC teatments....as thank God..goodnesses begets goodnesses....do happens.

monsterball said...

Remember I mentioned Jagit Singh and Gila Singh got frightened and apologised?
Well he has not changed...but moved to Romerz blog........hahahahahaha.
In a way....he and cilyhot are pouncing at Romerz...doing good for he country....hahahahahaha
But blog management is important.
Love to get cilyhot and Gila Singh back here....to part their knowledge.not to judge me or call me....Uncle Monster!!
I said...Gila Singh....because he is really gila...no offence.

Justin Choo said...


Big law firm FOC??

monsterball said...

Cilyhot...I can read him.like a book.
So stop all those childish...low class.. subtle insults...and focus to debate or part message.
Stop judging me!!
Many may not know..you are using that art..to irritate.
Justin should keep monitoring....so peaceful right now.
You see...Justin....once you loose a good visitor...reading nonsense in your blog...it is difficult to get him/her back.
But once you have commentators ..like LiLi..you are lucky.
So don't lose her.
However...politics...seems to attract more visitors...but now getting more and more boring.
So your Sting Ray..carrots...Bangawan Solo...are very unique..starting from Rose Chan...onwards.
You will never speak to yourself ..alone in your blog... anymore..unless...you changed and put out ....to many teasers.

monsterball said...

Yes for me..and to you...if I request for it.
However ..buy and sell properties..legal matters...no FOC.
Court cases..to defend yourself...no fees...but I seldom or never use them..as there is noting for me ...to go to court at all.
I am writing this...for the main purpose of your fear on the said copyright matter that may get you ..few...sleepless nights.
When I told my buddy lawyer friend.......I am going for Hindraf walk...he was shocked...and concerned...as he is such a filthy rich Indian...that dare not walk. So I walked...to protect his children.........hahahahahahaha

monsterball said...

If non political Malaysians ...have an election...who will the one...representing them...I think RPK...should win unopposed.
Host of Supreme Council members...will be Justin...Mob1900..Patrick Teoh..kata tak nak....and few more.
Leader of the whipping team...Monsterball!!.....hahahahahaha
That is similar to the KGB in Russia!!
It is my balls these oppositions actors..need to carry....for ISA is a tame treatment......compared to what I have in store for.. hypocrites...two timers{DR.???}..
'kia see' one..you know who...and 'Mr.Smart......behaving like true Malaysian...but actually ..not true at all.
All....go and taste the good food in jail..to learn and feel for others sincerely...or rot there till they die.
Once out...there three stooges will be a team to build small bridges....here there everywhere...till the day they die..as bridges..will be paying their sins...to support...dividing us...
in the past.

monsterball said...

Yip!!! The 2008.."Three Stooges" will come from Gerakan...consisting of a doctor..a scumbag..and a frightened old chico...making Malaysian Chinese put their heads down in shame.
And."The Three Muskiteers"..to fight off evil religious fanatics...have to come from Muslims.
"The Three Elements"....must all performed by Malaysian Indians.
"The Dynamic Duo"...who else...Anwar and Lim Kit Siang.
Headhunters will sort out monsterball....to be best jail warden..all eat same food..prisoners and officers..all eat together.
The starting of best correction method.

Bow said...

What should you expect from a Gerakan blogger? Of course he is playing Tai-chi on Malaysians, just like the Ah Mad Cow said. That former Penang CM is acting like a "Chinese Eunuch" pandering his master to all Malaysians claiming he is the father of democracy in Malaysia, go figure!!!

Bow said...

Gerakan member like to agree to disagree, that is why he said want a change of government in Malaysia but voted secretly for BN, it is typical of those UMNO's lapdog parties.

Bow said...

Three stooges from Gerakan, hahaha..
impossible, monsterball...they are mainly eunuchs and worms attach to umnoputra elites.


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