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February 23rd, 2009


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04:03 pm - *bleagh*
The FDA's "Food Defect Action Levels" booklet makes for somewhat unappetizing reading. Is it really comforting to know that chocolate (to take but one example) only fails the test if it contains 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams? Or that ginger is FDA-acceptable unless it contains an average of more than 3 mg of mammalian excreta per pound?
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From:oletheros
Date:February 23rd, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
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at least we have standards. have you ever read upton sinclair's the jungle?
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From:trystero
Date:February 23rd, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
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That's a good point, and I do feel a little weak for complaining — after all, 2 mg of mammalian excreta in a pound of ginger is a hell of a lot better than 20 mg...

...it's just that it's still about 2 mg over my comfort threshold.  :-)

(There's also the question of whether I actually object to eating mammalian excreta or whether I just object to knowing I'm eating mammalian excreta.)
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From:oletheros
Date:February 23rd, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
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your other option is to raise and slaughter your own animals. that way, you know how much mammalian excreta is in each bite.
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From:trystero
Date:February 23rd, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
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/me determines to raise and slaughter his own ginger
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From:milknut
Date:February 23rd, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
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its trixy...be careful!

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