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For my dear Vegetarian friends... - Exit, pursued by a bear.
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For my dear Vegetarian friends...
I thought you might like to take a closer look at your menu, therefore I humbly present to you the U.S Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition centre's "Food Detect Action Level" chart, displaying for you the "Levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods that present no health hazards for humans"

For example, every 5 cups of Orange juice you consume, you're ingesting up to:

- 24 fly eggs
- 5 maggots

Tasty goodness.

Zug has a little webcode thingy here that will calculate some of them for you ;)
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northbard From: northbard Date: August 21st, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
fft..if it can't be avoided, it can't be avoided. :) Protein.
drui_en From: drui_en Date: August 21st, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
<-- s'what I was thinking.
northbard From: northbard Date: August 21st, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's this astonihingly annoying thing that non-vegetarians do, which is try and catch you out and point out what they consider inconsistencies, conflicts, etc.. in your position.


I eat vegan, I wear leather, I'm comfortable in my inconsistencies.
drui_en From: drui_en Date: August 21st, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes. I know that well- I was veggie-vore for over a decade.

Yay for personal comfort!

etrigan From: etrigan Date: August 21st, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh I'm not an anti-vegetarian. I'd totally be one if there were enough vegetables I liked :/
northbard From: northbard Date: August 21st, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

You'd be surprised..I used to feel the same way.
etrigan From: etrigan Date: August 21st, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm one of those meat eaters who really tries to forget they're eating animals :/

But alot of my dislikes for food come from texture. I love the taste of onions but can't stand the feeling of them running across my teeth, etc.

northbard From: northbard Date: August 21st, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a lot of the same issues actually. I admit that necessity affected me, when I went veg and got bored with what I knew, I started experimenting and found I could get tons of textured variations. I also found that as I changed my diet, my tastes changed as well. Apparently function/form are cyclic, as it were.
wrendragon From: wrendragon Date: August 21st, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not vegetarian, but meh, I'm sure I get more'n that from eating handfulls of wild berries that haven't been washed, heh. If it hasn't killed me yet it's not gonna.
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goratrixx From: goratrixx Date: August 21st, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Funny, apparently vegetarianism is responsible for many animal deaths as a certain amount get ploughed up when crops are harvested (I only skimmed that, so aren't sure whether that formed part of the analysis, work lack of time :( ). You get a certain amount of rabbit and gopher (if you're North American) with your carrots and broccoli!

But however, hrm, that is pretty disgusting. I wonder whether meat is necessarily a better option considering the flukes and illnesses that can be found in a lot of commercial meat. The animals are given antibiotics and other treatments to get rid of these, but even those form part of the product that goes to market. Fish can contain really bad disease that can't be controlled through farming too.

Many vegetables and legumes are cooked which would kill the pathogens mentioned too. As for the rat fur, *meh*, I'm pretty sure I ate worse as a child :)
etrigan From: etrigan Date: August 22nd, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
That which does not kill you, makes you full.
phoboskitty From: phoboskitty Date: August 22nd, 2006 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
is there a Canadian equivelant to this ( US standards are different than ours so it woudl be interesting to see the difference if any )
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