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4/3/10 12:37 P

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how can you live and not ingest a few bugs, it happens and none of us are dead yet

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4/3/10 9:28 A

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Which is worse, ingesting the insect or the dish soap? I would rather just rinse with tap water and take my chances with the bugs. As long as they're not parasitic, I'm okay. I'm pretty sure I ingested a few hundred gnats running last night. Love spring, hate globs of gnats!

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well, you just reminded me to wash extra good when i come home from the store with strawberries today (making fruit salsa for tomorrow).

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3/29/10 10:39 A

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Thanks!

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3/28/10 9:11 P

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Yes, TREE I agree with washing your fruits and veggies, I never trust the groceries either!
It freaks me out to think of all the critters and what not that could have touched our food.
It is true even for your own garden. Last year I washed my lettuce, let it soak the whole bit. Made my salad when to take a bite and green worm was crawling on it. I of course cried because I what if I would have eaten it?!?!?!YUKE!!!

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3/28/10 6:50 P

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I agree with TREE you would be surprised at the bugs you eat every day, did you know bugs live on your body, what about dust mites you can inhale, there is worse, don't sweat the small stuff

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I would rather eat a bug than dish soap residue.

Not really a big deal to me. There are bugs on everything...and unless I have some weird bug-caused disease that I do not know about...those little critters havent done anything to me yet.

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emoticon yummm now I know I'm not protein deficient. lol

I think she is posting this for precautionary purposes only the video wasn't that bad the bugs looked like termites.

I think some phobia's are good it just makes you want to clean them more thorough instead of just rinsing the fruit under running water.

Edit: didn't mean with soap either just more thorough thats all. emoticon

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3/28/10 12:56 P

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I love strawberries but this will not stop me fro m eating, I probably have eaten worse

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3/28/10 11:33 A

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I use a vegtable wash and/or vinager to wash EVERYTHING so I am not going to worry too much about this. But thank you

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Soapy water?

Strawberries washed in soapy water?

I might be skanky, but I'm not putting my strawberries in soapy water! Quick rinse under a tap (like all fruit and veg?) and chop the top off.

Tiny bugs don't bother me. Humans have been eating stuff with bits of dirt and bugs attached to them for a very long time. I subscribe to the 'bit of dirt and a few bugs' are good for you school of thought.

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3/28/10 10:52 A

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Tell me who doesn't wash their fruits and veggies before eating?

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3/28/10 10:38 A

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I agree with Bilby that we tend to be so dirt/germ/bug phobic that it's having negative effects on our immune systems. However, I'm for washing these off. Here's a You Tube put out by the Kosher Star people (insects are NOT Kosher!) with a demo. I didn't watch the video Yvonne linked to in the first post, so I apologize in advance if it's the same one! www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyH4nLdvZPE
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3/28/10 10:00 A

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Because I grew up in a strawberry-growing area - my first job was on a farm, and I did that for several summers - I find this pretty silly. These bugs are not that common. If you eat non-organic strawberries they will not survive the spraying. Most likely they will not survive the transport to wholesale market and eventually to retail store. It's just not a major issue. Rinsing berries and removing the green bit will likely deal with them. If the odd one does get through, so what? Really. Hyper-hygiene is not good for the human immune system. Food comes from nature in all its glory. We need to learn to appreciate.

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3/28/10 8:47 A

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emoticon I am not saying not to eat them all I am is saying you need to wash them and why.



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Not gonna watch it for obvious reasons. I love strawberries! emoticon

My DH and I grow lots of food in our yard during the warm months. (Michigan) I can tell you that every critter in the neighborhood uses our garden as a lunch wagon! I wash everything we eat; home grown or store bought. The veggie washes you can but work well on the waxy stuff on the store bought produce.

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GROSSSSS!!

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3/28/10 1:10 A

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I didn't watch the video, for obvious reasons. YUCK
I have also read/watched similar films about the eggs of wasps being deposited INSIDE figs.. So you have to be careful.

Isn't anything sacred anymore? Or are we being paranoid.



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Well, I cut the tops off the berries then wash each one by hand, so I doubt the little critter can hang on. =)

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3/28/10 12:22 A

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I'm not going to watch this video based on the comments, but I will say that there is probably something gross about every thing we eat. I just do not feel that it is healthy or logical to develop a phobia of foods.

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yep, like chocolate and coffee with roach legs and rat pooh. Ughhh. Making me feel yucky just thinking about it.

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Bugs are in nearly everything we eat. This doesn't surprise me. People eat a lot worse without knowing it. emoticon emoticon

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gross

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3/27/10 10:40 P

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yuk, what about frozen from the store

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Please watch this short video. You will be glad you did.

rawlife.org/detox/about-strawberries
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