DailyDirt: Is It Safe To Eat That?

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The global food supply chain is significantly more complicated than it was a few generations ago. Some of it is due to technological progress, but sometimes it's due to greed and/or pollution. Eliminating waste and making food processes as efficient as possible sounds like a admirable goal, but the food products created at the end of the day should be appetizing... and, more importantly, safe to eat. If you're not too squeamish, check out these links on food that might churn your stomach. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Pixelation, Feb 28th, 2014 @ 5:38pm

    "...isolated some Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium samples from the fecal matter, and then they made some yummy (and healthier!?) sausages with the microbes."

    Next step is sausage flavor yogurt.

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 28th, 2014 @ 7:29pm

    Why would I follow a link to StumbleUpon that goes back to Techdirt?

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    Pixelation, Feb 28th, 2014 @ 9:36pm


    "Why would I follow a link to StumbleUpon that goes back to Techdirt?"

    I'll bite... because you're really a dog and like to chase your own tail?

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    Guardian, Feb 28th, 2014 @ 10:13pm




    Donkey for you!!!

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    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, Mar 1st, 2014 @ 1:02am

    Depends On The Gut Bugs

    There is about a kilogram of bacteria living in your large intestine, consisting of cells that outnumber your own body cells 10:1.

    Without these bugs, you would feel very ill indeed. Unfortunately, like any bacteria, they can be killed off by antibiotics. And when they are gone, your gut becomes easy territory for other, less desirable, disease-causing bugs, to gain a foothold. This is a common side effect of antibiotic treatment.

    Researchers are now considering these gut bacteria as effectively being like an organ of your body, just as much essential to your well-being as any other organ. That’s why they also talk about “faecal transplants”, where somebody who has lost their usual gut bugs can get a replacement transfusion from a healthy donor.

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 1st, 2014 @ 7:17am

    "Is It Safe To Eat That?"

    Probably not, but then you need to eat something - right?
    The need for informative, correct and legible ingredient labeling is required if one wants to make choices in their diet.

    Arguments about whether some particular chemical or process is "ok" can go on forever with little to no benefit for anyone except those selling the (undisclosed) item in question. If these corporations ... errr I mean people, really believe in the free market mantra they continuously spew then they would be upfront with the labeling and let the consumers decide what they want to ingest. But apparently the term "free market" means (to them) they are free to market lies and fraud upon the unsuspecting public.

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    Anonymous, Mar 1st, 2014 @ 7:47am


    It's just one big sausage fest, ain't it?

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 3rd, 2014 @ 10:23am

    Whadda Ya Mean You Can't Sell Blue Honey?!?!

    That has 'Murica written all over it!

    "Limited edition blue honey!"

    "Get it while it lasts before it's all gone!"

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