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Do you eat beetles?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by vta, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Probably.

    This is from this larger article about that pink slime McDonalds uses in it's hamburgers...

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    I'm not sure how people still eat at these places.
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Evidently I have had my share of beetles and some of them very good. :laugh2:
  3. DMOB

    DMOB Member

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    I've had worse.:)
  4. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    The beetles don't bother too much - at least they're just living things, it's the ammonium nonsense that's put in the meat. Some serious poison floating around in our foods, I'm going to have to serious consider taking up growing my own foods and just using local farms for meat. It's not like the junk I buy from the supermarket are bargain basement prices anyway.
  5. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Once upon a time I worked pretty close to the shrimping business. Low on ice on your boat? Need a preservative that you can wash off when you hit the docks? Grab a cold beer and pee all over your shrimp. Nope, not kidding in the least.
  6. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    Basically anytime you eat food that's shiny, you're eating insects resin. It's euphemistically called "confectioner's glaze" or "natural glaze" but it's really shellac. As in the stuff you put on your deck.

    It's totally harmless, but it's a fun fact that freaks people out. It's also often overlooked by people who are trying to go vegan.
  7. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    No I don't eat them, but I did destroy a group of them once.

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  8. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Urine is a preservative?
    Shrimp will be the same again...
  9. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    It's in all kinds of stuff.

    I first learned of this when I lost a twenty dollar bet on if there was beetle juice in Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Probably much better for you than artificial coloring.
  10. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I've been trying to get the message across to people about the food system and how it does not have our interests at heart. I don't even have to talk or write. This quote speaks for itself.

    "The food industry uses ammonium hydroxide as an anti-microbial agent in meats, which allows McDonald's to use otherwise "inedible meat."
    On his show, Oliver said of the meat treatment: "Basically we're taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest form for dogs and making it 'fit' for humans."
    Even more disturbing, St. Louis-based dietician Sarah Prochaska told NBC affiliate KSDK that because ammonium hydroxide is considered part of the "component in a production procedure" by the USDA, consumers may not know when the chemical is in their food.
    "It's a process, from what I understand, called 'mechanically separated meat' or 'meat product,'" Prochaska said. "The only way to avoid it would be to choose fresher products, cook your meat at home, cook more meals at home."


    Now you wonder why the dollar menu survives in this economy. This is exactly why I own a modest car. I spend my money on food instead. Disgusting video.
  11. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    "The USDA, who is supposed to protect you people, has made it legal not to put the ammonium hydroxide on the label."

    That, folks, is why the food system doesn't have your interests at heart nor do the entities that are supposed to watch over it.

    I also knew about the beetles making red die from a Native Plants class I took. They've been making red die from those little beetles for a long time, since the industrial era began.
  12. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Everything has become a commodity, nothing is sacred. Not our food and certainly not our health. In fact as far as business practices are concerned, both are interconnected. Lousy food = unhealthy people = big business for health care and pharmaceuticals.
  13. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Which is why the FDA is such an ironic entity.

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