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Tue Jul 23, 2019, 01:46 PM

Frogs in bags of organic lettuce is par for the course

https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/07/researchers-find-animals-in-salad-discoveries-not-as-rare-as-believed/#more-186480

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At least seven incidents involved Pacific Treefrogs and for three it was Green Anoles. At least two frogs were released into non-native areas. Six rodents and three birds were also reported. E/Q

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More than 50 percent of 40 incidents involved frogs, but lizards, snakes, mice, birds, and a bat, were discovered in salad greens, green beans, or mixed vegetables. Ten of these – nine frogs and one lizard – were alive.......“It was implied over and over in these articles: if you buy organic, getting a frog is par for the course, essentially. E/Q

It has to do with non pesticide use and other blahs, and so the frogs and other animals are finding thier way through the entire length of the production and distribution line.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:01 PM

1. If organic conniseurs were ordinary people, one would care.

But because they tend to be effete snobs, one doesn't.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:21 PM

2. I think people are missing the real potential problem here

"At least two frogs were released into non-native areas"

You are looking at a real potential to spread invasive species into areas where they probably have no natural predators. Read up on Cane Toads in Australia.

I could not care less if some soy-boi finds a frog in his salad. I am concerned, however, if it is poisonous and he decides to do the kind thing and let it loose in the back yard were it spreads and wipes out half the local wildlife if it happened to reproduce.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 03:54 PM

4. I think people are missing the real potential problem here

Well yes, the introduction of non-native flora and fauna into virgin territory is a problem; one need only look a the idiots down in Florida who discard their boa constrictors and other large snakes into the Everglades, thinking it'd suit them, and they'd suit the Everglades.

Or the introduction of certain trees, or trees, period, into Nebraska especially the last century and a half.

Rabbits in Australia, &c, &c., &c.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:35 PM

3. In the late 80s we spent a family day in Baltimores inner harbor



Having lunch at Philips Seafood Restaurant my teenage daughter found a tiny frog in her salad

I can’t recall if it was still alive, but I think it was

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Response to Frankenvoter (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:49 PM

5. Quote: In three-quarters of incidents, the produce was conventionally grown, not organic.

“It was implied over and over in these articles: if you buy organic, getting a frog is par for the course, essentially. If that was true, we should have seen the opposite of what we found. We did not take into account market-share differences between conventional and organic produce, but this result ran contrary to common opinion,” said Hughes.”

FIFY

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Response to Frankenvoter (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 12:20 PM

6. Meanwhile....

Animals and their byproducts are getting into regular food as well.

The FDA actually allows for a certain number of really gross things in some foods.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/maggots-rat-hair-mouse-poop-and-more-gross-things-the-fda-allows-in-food



Years ago (like 60) I heard a story about a blueberry pie one of my aunts bought from a local respected bakery. There was a whole mouse (dead) in the pie.

yum

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Response to Frankenvoter (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 08:22 PM

7. I stopped buying the salads in a bag after finding a great big green caterpillar on my plate with

a dollop of thousand island dressing on his head.

I buy whole lettuce and wash each leaf carefully now.

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