Top 10 grossest food defects

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    Next time I'm eating popcorn and think about ingesting the occasional bug bites, I'll just keep on eating and remind myself that John the Baptist ate locusts ..... on purpose. :laugh::laugh:

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    I'm of a mind that the average citizen is now SO far removed from the farm and food production that they actually think their food is grown in some sort of sanitized hyperbaric chamber. :laugh:

    After all, "food" comes from the store, carefully packaged and sanitized, right? :laugh:

    Ever watched a cow being milked? Cows crap out of the same end that the milk comes out of. Pasteurization is a GOOD thing. It saves lives.

    About half the farms in America still operate like this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpTciQfcP1k&feature=related

    The other half have grown a bit more sophisticated and use this means:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOIxoqXejIc&feature=related

    You can find more "sanitized" videos of milking cows, but I selected these two because of their realistic look. I've been a dairy farmer and a bulk milk hauler (and dairy plant operator) for a big part of my life. I've been on over 1000 farms and seen the operations and methods in action. I am also a federal and state certified pasteurizer operator. The videos are accurate portrayals.

    Ever grown produce on a field-sized scale? Pesticides are not allowed due to human consumption, so bugs exist. Cooking food is good, as is washing raw veggies before eating, but even so, nothing like veggies straight from the field and the extra protein from insect parts is a blessing!

    Typical potato harvesting operation:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrLizSm_EN4

    This is how virtually every potato that anyone eats is harvested and handled before they become chips, fries, and bagged potatoes.

    Sweet corn harvesting:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHcvivhknro&feature=related

    Green bean harvesting:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFt9ilk9xPk&feature=related

    Carrot harvesting:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj9sOi66JIs

    Ever seen large-scale grain storage (which includes wheat, corn, rice, rye, spelt, etc.)? It is handled by machines that don't particularly care what they grind up and move on elevators, conveyors, and augers. They drive skid-steer tractors on your cereal long before you eat it in a nice clean box.

    Wheat storage:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MnRWD19R0Q&feature=related

    Rice harvesting:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X36yiYLS7VI
     

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