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Canning[edit]

Isnt it amazing that is was invented so long ago, and yet, we still use it? I think the technology allows us to develop the idea of canning into something even better. Some way that the botox can be killed and not be found in cans anymore. I think there could be a way.

Any replies? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.160.33.130 (talkcontribs) 18:06, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Blacklisted references[edit]

Isn't it funny how this article was missing information about the typical shelf life of products. I was not allowed to post my reference because wikipedia blacklists references to other wiki-style sites (some of them, such as eHow.com). I would like to know why the authors of the original article so blithely left out valuable information in this article? Why would after so many years of wikileaks existing would I have to go out of my way just to add such a simple and obvious piece of information? This is pathetic my expectations were that people were smarter than that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ‎ Stealthc (talkcontribs) 08:14, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

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Article is self-inconsistent with respect to dates[edit]

At the top of the article, we see the text:

In 1795 the French military offered a cash prize of 12,000 francs for a new method to preserve food. Nicolas Appert suggested canning, and the process was first proven in 1806 in tests conducted by the French navy.

But then in the "History and development of canning" section, we see the text:

In 1809, Nicolas Appert, a French confectioner and brewer, observed that food cooked inside a jar did not spoil unless the seals leaked, and developed a method of sealing food in glass jars.

How is it that the French navy was testing Appert's process in 1806, three years before the article simultaneously claims Appert made the observations that led to the invention of the process?

(I.e., I suspect at least one of these dates needs to be fixed; that, or two of the cited sources are in conflict.)

Pnkfelix (talk) 16:05, 10 May 2015 (UTC)