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Re: Rhubarb? Toxic? (fwd)
Poster: Donald Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Momma's little baby loves
Beep-bop-a-ree-bop Rhubarb Pie.....
Craig Levin wrote:
> Poster: email@example.com (Craig Levin)
> > > They were worried about people walking through and nibbling on the
> > >leaves, so
> > > despite the fact that the colonists planted lots of rhubarb, there
> > >was none
> > > planted at the museum.
> > Gosh, you think they could have simply put up a sign, "Please don't eat
> > our displays." ;-)
> For that matter, you'd think that people would know enough not to
> eat random herbs. Anyone who's even vaguely familiar with rhubarb
> knows that only the stems are safe...
> I assume that most of us, as children, wandered about in the
> gardens of our parents and neighbors, and sometimes grabbed
> things to put in our mouths-it's natural-kids do that all the
> time. If you grew up in a city, as I did, you also ambled about
> in parks and vacant lots-and as for the people who grew up in
> the "safe" countryside, well...we all learned early on that
> plants we didn't recognize weren't good for us-because Mom and
> Dad smacked us when we started getting herbivorous. What's with
> these people?
> Craig Levin
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