Bugs in Food

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Mattemma, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Nothing new that bugs are in our foods,but still an interesting read. I say extra protien.



    Find out which foods contain the most bugs and how to avoid eating them.

    Sure, bugs are consumed around the world as a healthy source of protein. But in most places, the people who are eating them know they’re eating them. That’s not the case here in the United States, where we’re still a bit squeamish about eating insects as our sole source of protein. In a lax food-safety loophole, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided that allowing insects like mites and maggots is perfectly acceptable, to a degree, provided they don’t hinder the “aesthetic” quality of foods. Aesthetic or not, do you want to eat caterpillars? Here in the United States, it’s estimated that the average person unintentionally eats a pound of insects every year—and here are a few of the more disgusting bugs sneaking into your food.
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Ewwww. Now that's something to think about!!! Yuck!!! I will say this though, it was interesting, albeit gross!
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA

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