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You Will Eat Two Pounds of Bugs This Year

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There is a happy Monday thought but its true, you probably ate bugs this morning and you will definitely eat more as the day goes on today…and tomorrow, and so on.

According to estimates by “Scientific American,” you eat upwards of two pounds of bugs and insect parts a year and are not even aware of it.

Why is this?  Because bugs get into everything you eat.

The FDA is aware that there is no way to produce totally bug-free food so they have guidelines of just how much can be in what you eat.

For example: Canned and frozen berries can only have four insect larvae or 10 adults in every 500 grams or 1.1 pounds.

Ground cinnamon can have 400 bug parts and 11 rodent hairs in every 50 grams or about two ounces,  And 50 grams of chocolate can have 30 bug parts.

Beer lovers, here is one for you. Hops can have 2,500 aphids in every 10 grams, that is about five percent of its total weight.

Hope you are not too bugged out about the food you are eating today but just realize that you have been eating this way all of your life.

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