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According to the Rachel Ray Show on Friday, February 15, 2013, Dr. Travis said the FDA allows up to 20 maggots in processed mushroom soup.

http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/videos/view/43/5892/

Of course, Rachel Ray gagged and shook her head at the thought.

What other crawling creepers are allowed in processed foods in U.S. grocery stores by the FDA?
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 02:43:08 AM »
So you think eating a few maggots with your soup is going to kill you, Maria? Sounds like a good source of protein to me. ;) ;D
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 02:48:38 AM »
So you think eating a few maggots with your soup is going to kill you, Maria? Sounds like a good source of protein to me. ;) ;D

That is exactly what Dr. Travis said, PeterTheAleut.

In Egypt and in the Middle East, humans enjoy a delicacy consisting of chocolate-covered swollen ant abdomens filled with honey. These ants are called repletes, and are living storehouses of nutrients for other ants.

My dad purchased these and another delicacy, chocolate-covered grubs similar to June Beetle grubs.

They were delicious. Yes, I ate several.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 02:49:39 AM »
I'd rather have maggots in my soup than spider legs in my chocolate...   er... no, nevermind, I am avoiding all food from now on  :angel:
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 03:18:04 AM »
Anyone for some Kentucky Fried Cockroach?
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 03:26:46 AM »
Anyone for some Kentucky Fried Cockroach?


Kentucky schreit ****!  :o

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(This was the name of a popular comedy show on German tv about a decade ago.)
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 04:29:51 PM »
Anyone for some Kentucky Fried Cockroach?


Ah, that reminds me.

I went to a Family Life Conference many years ago, and sitting across me at brunch was a priest. I was talking to my husband, was ravenously hungry, and did not look at the food as I shoveled it into my mouth. Big mistake. As I bit into some stirred fried veggies, my tongue detected something long, skinny and sharp, and I quickly determined that it was cockroach. Putting my napkin over my face so as not to disturb the other guests, I quickly pulled it out of my mouth, which was no easy task as it was two inches long, and then I quickly went over to the banquet buffet, noticed some more cooked cockroaches (one to two inches long), and pointed them out to the waiter. The priest was impressed at my calmness, as he saw me put the beastie into my mouth, and wondered how I would handle it. He could not say anything to warn me because his mouth was full at that time. Father said that had another parishioner bitten into that cockroach, they would most likely have screamed. However, I did receive an A in entomology in college.

The restaurant offered me a free breakfast, but I declined. I lost my appetite for two weeks, but also lost 12 stubborn pounds. :)
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 04:31:58 PM »
I've eaten 10 grasshoppers for a bet, locust in honey one relative brought from a trip to Middle East, several flies by accident.

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 04:37:10 PM »
Eh, not really. People eat nasty things like that all over the world and they are just fine. I think it is more of a psychological issue than anything else; the thought of eating insects or maggots/larvae is scary to us. But I bet that if we gave it a chance and did not know what we were eating, many of us would actually think it tasted pretty good. I'd rather just not know what I am eating, to avoid this awkwardness.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 04:41:44 PM »
For some reason, the image of Chevy Chase eating "lamb fries" (i.e., fried ram testicles) comes to mind. :P
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 04:44:21 PM »
If some people can do this, then I think that we could eat some maggots.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 04:45:54 PM »
...eating "lamb fries" (i.e., fried ram testicles)

Hmm....that would probably kill my carnal passions for months...
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2013, 04:51:44 PM »
If some people can do this, then I think that we could eat some maggots.

James, you remind me of my younger brother!
He was always seeing if he could make me nauseated so that he could get an extra piece of pie ... mine.

Anyway, that was a horrible video.

And yes, the FDA does allow 20 maggots per can of mushroom soup.
I am certainly not going to buy canned mushroom soup anytime soon.
Homemade soup is much better by far!
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2013, 04:53:42 PM »
Homemade soup is much better by far!

I'm positive you will have more than 20 in a homemade one. Enjoy!

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2013, 04:54:03 PM »
Well it's best to remain ignorant.

And I never eat mushroom soup.

Wonder what the "chicken" is in Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2013, 04:57:47 PM »
Homemade soup is much better by far!

mmhm, menudo :)



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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2013, 05:01:14 PM »
Homemade soup is much better by far!

I'm positive you will have more than 20 in a homemade one. Enjoy!

Especially if it is a "homemade" soup made by that restaurant where I was served fried cockroaches.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 05:02:16 PM »
Homemade soup is much better by far!

mmhm, menudo :)



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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2013, 05:03:54 PM »
Homemade soup is much better by far!

I'm positive you will have more than 20 in a homemade one. Enjoy!

Especially if it is a "homemade" soup made by that restaurant where I was served fried cockroaches.

I remember only my own homemade soups with some bugs floating.

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2013, 05:04:35 PM »
Homemade soup is much better by far!

I'm positive you will have more than 20 in a homemade one. Enjoy!

Especially if it is a "homemade" soup made by that restaurant where I was served fried cockroaches.

I remember only my own homemade soups with some bugs floating.

a great hangover cure!

Tripe soup works for me best.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2013, 05:09:50 PM »
Homemade soup is much better by far!

I'm positive you will have more than 20 in a homemade one. Enjoy!

Especially if it is a "homemade" soup made by that restaurant where I was served fried cockroaches.

I remember only my own homemade soups with some bugs floating.

I use a special vegetable wash to wash all critters from my veggies. It seems to work fine. In the rinse water, I may see some critters, which are dumped outside, but I have never seen insects floating in my soup.

On the other hand, brussel sprouts are known for harboring aphids, which burrow into the center. Washing the brussel sprouts does not dislodge them. Thus, I usually cut those veggies in half to check for aphids. Once I found at least four to five aphids per head or more, so I returned them to the store. The aphids had eaten most of the insides and left a mess of fecal matter. It was disgusting.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2013, 05:38:17 PM »
You are disgusting. (This whole thread. I just had to throw out my dinner now. Thanks, jerks.)
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2013, 05:41:30 PM »
You are disgusting. (This whole thread. I just had to throw out my dinner now. Thanks, jerks.)

So I take it you don't like chocolate-covered grasshoppers?

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2013, 05:42:14 PM »
You are disgusting. (This whole thread. I just had to throw out my dinner now. Thanks, jerks.)

So I take it you don't like chocolate-covered grasshoppers?



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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2013, 05:55:32 PM »
I wouldn't eat mushroom soup if I knew there were mushrooms in it.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2013, 05:56:57 PM »
So you think eating a few maggots with your soup is going to kill you, Maria? Sounds like a good source of protein to me. ;) ;D

That is exactly what Dr. Travis said, PeterTheAleut.

In Egypt and in the Middle East, humans enjoy a delicacy consisting of chocolate-covered swollen ant abdomens filled with honey.
News to me.  Repletes is definitely not an Arabic word.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2013, 05:58:40 PM »
I wouldn't eat mushroom soup if I knew there were mushrooms in it.

Heretic! There is no better soup than chanterelle one.

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2013, 06:02:01 PM »
So you think eating a few maggots with your soup is going to kill you, Maria? Sounds like a good source of protein to me. ;) ;D

That is exactly what Dr. Travis said, PeterTheAleut.

In Egypt and in the Middle East, humans enjoy a delicacy consisting of chocolate-covered swollen ant abdomens filled with honey.
News to me.  Repletes is definitely not an Arabic word.

A replete is a word used in entomology to describe the worker ant that stores honey in its abdomen for the hive to use. People harvest these repletes by detaching the abdomen from the ant, and then dipping it into chocolate. It tastes much like a honey filled rice crispy. They are delicious and sweet.

Funny, the former king of Saudi Arabic gifted these delicacies to my dad when he visited that country as part of a scientific delegation from the USA. The boxes of chocolate were inscribed in Arabic.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2013, 06:05:28 PM »
You are disgusting. (This whole thread. I just had to throw out my dinner now. Thanks, jerks.)

Are you surprised? Most here are young 'uns, and male, still preoccupied with revolting things and bodily functions.  ;)
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 06:09:45 PM »
You are disgusting. (This whole thread. I just had to throw out my dinner now. Thanks, jerks.)

Are you surprised? Most here are young 'uns, and male, still preoccupied with revolting things and bodily functions.  ;)
You do recognize that the person who started this thread and has been one of its most active contributors is a female? ;)
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2013, 06:10:58 PM »
Homemade soup is much better by far!

mmhm, menudo :)



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What are the ingredients in this "homemade pot of gold"?

I have had to refuse it since I am allergic to corn, but maybe I could make it sans corn.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2013, 06:11:49 PM »
I love this thread! So much ideas how to enrich your lenten menu with proteins.

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2013, 06:13:22 PM »
I love this thread! So much ideas how to enrich your lenten menu with proteins.

Is this satire?

Did you just change your avatar to suit that response?

I am talking about the guy making a face palm.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2013, 06:19:26 PM »
Regarding grasshoppers and locusts:

A metabolic change occurs when conditions are ripe which triggers simple grasshoppers to change into large locusts which can form into huge clouds and migrate causing much damage to agricultural crops.

It is said that St. John the Forerunner fasted on honey and locusts.
However, some guy here on OC.net said that it was not really locusts but the locust tree fruit.

What do the Church Fathers have to say?

Did St. John eat the grasshoppers known as locusts?



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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2013, 06:23:14 PM »
You are disgusting. (This whole thread. I just had to throw out my dinner now. Thanks, jerks.)

Are you surprised? Most here are young 'uns, and male, still preoccupied with revolting things and bodily functions.  ;)
You do recognize that the person who started this thread and has been one of its most active contributors is a female? ;)

1. I said most, not all.

2. Said female isn't exactly enjoying or reveling in the statistic she has provided in the OP.

If you're going to be cute, at least do it properly.  :police:
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2013, 06:23:58 PM »

Did you just change your avatar to suit that response?

I am talking about the guy making a face palm.

No, he's had that avatar for a few weeks now.
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2013, 06:28:34 PM »
Homemade soup is much better by far!

mmhm, menudo :)



This homemade pot of gold is a delicacy for us Mexican-Americans

What are the ingredients in this "homemade pot of gold"?

I have had to refuse it since I am allergic to corn, but maybe I could make it sans corn.

Pigs' feet
Corn
Garlic
Beef Tripe
Various chili powders

Usually these fundamental elements, with its own unique ingredients and elements depending on the household that makes it. It varies from person to person--but these are the fundamentals.
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
In the infinite wisdom of God, James can be all three.

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2013, 06:29:18 PM »
Regarding grasshoppers and locusts:

A metabolic change occurs when conditions are ripe which triggers simple grasshoppers to change into large locusts which can form into huge clouds and migrate causing much damage to agricultural crops.

It is said that St. John the Forerunner fasted on honey and locusts.
However, some guy here on OC.net said that it was not really locusts but the locust tree fruit.

What do the Church Fathers have to say?

Did St. John eat the grasshoppers known as locusts?





The locust in mead I've eaten were sold as exactly the ones St. John used to eat.

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2013, 06:46:04 PM »

Did you just change your avatar to suit that response?

I am talking about the guy making a face palm.

No, he's had that avatar for a few weeks now.

Grown-ups, always spoiling all the fun. This is not fair!

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2013, 08:01:20 PM »
This article will tell you all you want to know on the subject - maybe more.

And for those who want to have a ready reference at hand, as they eat, as to just what the maximum amount of detritus might be that they are consuming, the FDA booklet can be had for free by writing to:

Industry Activities Staff (HFS-565)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
FDA
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740-3835

and asking for a copy of "The Food Defect Action Levels: Levels of Natural or Unavoidable Defects in Foods That Present No Health Hazards for Humans". It is requested that one include a self-addressed mailing label with the request.

You can also print it from here

Many years,

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2013, 08:15:13 PM »
People are missing the obvious issue here.

Does this break the Lenten fast?

 ;D

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2013, 08:22:58 PM »
People are missing the obvious issue here.

Does this break the Lenten fast?

 ;D

Of course not, insects are invertebrates, and thus very edible items for Great Lent.

Snails are also invertebrates as are shrimp (insects of the sea).
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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2013, 08:24:29 PM »
People are missing the obvious issue here.

Does this break the Lenten fast?

 ;D

Of course not, insects are invertebrates, and thus very edible items for Great Lent.

Snails are also invertebrates as are shrimp (insects of the sea).

So is lobster and crab ;)

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Re: Would you eat mushroom soup if you knew it might have 20 maggots in it?
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2013, 08:31:38 PM »
People are missing the obvious issue here.

Does this break the Lenten fast?

 ;D

Of course not, insects are invertebrates, and thus very edible items for Great Lent.

Snails are also invertebrates as are shrimp (insects of the sea).

So is lobster and crab ;)

Crabs are like giant spiders of the sea. :)
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