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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    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 1 Mar 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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