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Few people know that the food coloring listed as cochineal extract comes from female beetles. ... IT & Business Pros forum

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    Whats in YOUR FOOD?

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    Few people know that the food coloring listed as cochineal extract comes from female beetles. Food activists want to spread the word.

    When you dig into a strawberry Yoplait yogurt, take a moment to contemplate where the beautiful pink color comes from. Strawberries? Think again. It comes from crushed bugs. Specifically, from the female cochineal beetles and their eggs. And it's not just yogurt. The bugs are also used to give red coloring to Hershey Good & Plenty candies, Tropicana grapefruit juice, and other common foods.


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    Re: Whats in YOUR FOOD?

    Thanks for that little tid-bit of info. Now I can't eat strawberry yogut, hersheys, or good & Plenty again.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~You would be surprised to find out how many bugs are in our foods. Bread, oatmeal, lunchmeats, spreads and produce. Somethings are best left unknown. Lol!

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    Why must you do this to me N8? Im going on the new "cp6169's Seefood Diet". If I see food, I wont eat it! Thats just gross.

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    Re: Whats in YOUR FOOD?

    Yes. And it's lunch time.

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    Oh see now i'm gonna starve to death.... I should just eat dirt like i did when i was little... lol At least i could see the bugs and pick them out ....
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    And those are just the bugs they tell us about! Of course during the normal course of food processing, other little critters find their way in. Yum, Yum!

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    Dude, this is amazing. Click the 1-11 slides. Lots of good info.

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    Re: Whats in YOUR FOOD?

    Slide #10 is a picture from within the Hofbrauhaus, Munich's famous beer hall. Anyone thirsty?

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    Re: Whats in YOUR FOOD?

    I wonder what lurks in our tap water???? Sea Monkeys????
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    Re: Whats in YOUR FOOD?

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzzyP
    I wonder what lurks in our tap water???? Sea Monkeys????
    A child with a gold fish knows that chlorine can kill; chlorine's sole purpose as a pesticide is to kill living cells and organisms. When we consume chlorine, it kills some part of us. It has been linked to cancer, heart disease, birth defects and many serious illnesses.
    However, chlorine is not the only harmful substance in tap water. Over 90% of all U.S. water systems contain traces of at least 10 synthetic chemicals and lead. A recent report stated "after reviewing over 10,000 pages of EPA documents acquired through the Freedom Of Information Act... over 2300 chemicals that can cause cancer have been detected in U.S. tap water." Water utilities only test for about 75, so no one knows for sure the extent of contamination.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Makes me glad I have well water. And its tested yearly. They say we have some of the purist water here in kansas coming from our wells. The only problem with it, it seems to have a high silver content. But man is it some good water.

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    Ugh...I had to read this right before lunch. *vomit*
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    Glad I didn't read this earlier. Its making my stomach flip inside out~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Whoa...good to know they're female beetles...the male beetles are gross!!!

    Crunchy and sour...nasty.

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