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8 BUGS LURKING IN YOUR FOOD



Published On: September 4, 2014, by Neat Buzz, Elizabeth Edwards, West Virginia
Tag: Food, Bugs , Rating: 4.5

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I Have Bad News. Every Day, You`re Ingesting These Disgusting Things. EW.

There`s no way to sugar coat this one... literally. Everyday you`re eating stuff that`s probably teaming with insects. How is that possible you say? It`s because the all-seeing FDA has certain "limits" on the appropriate number of insects in your food. And let`s just say it`s no where close to zero.

That`s right. Your food is allowed to have insects in it.



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THRIPS

 
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Legally allowed in apple butter, canned or frozen asparagus, frozen broccoli, and frozen Brussels sprouts, they can grow to an 1/8 inch.

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MAGGOTS

 
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Prepare to cry. If you`ve eaten canned food, you`ve had one of these guys. In fact, 20 maggots are allowed for every 100 grams of drained mushroom, compared with between 1 and 5 for every 500 grams of tomato products.

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FRUIT FLIES

 
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For every 8 ounce cup of juice, you`ll get one of these. For every 8 ounces of raisins, count 35 eggs!

8 BUGS LURKING IN YOUR FOOD
  

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CATERPILLARS

 
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The FDA allows up to 50!!! of these in your spinach salad (larvae). Yikes!

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COWPEA CURCULIO

 
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Eat a can of black beans and you`ll get a tasty five or more larvae.

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MITES

 
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You`re basically guarenteed to eat these with some frozen veggies eventually. They`re too small to catch.

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APHIDS

 
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Found in many leafy vegetables, the FDA even legally allows 2,500 aphids for every 10 grams of hops in beer.

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CORN EARWORMS

 
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The full sized adults can be picked off, but canned sweet corn will come with with the larvae, skins, and skin fragments, ALL allowed by the FDA.

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If you`ve been needing a reason to go on a diet, this is it.


 



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