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The NYT is on a tear about bugs and grub, and so am I, it seems. Today’s Op-Ed has a contribution from E. J. Levy, a creative writing prof at the University of Missouri. To sum up the parts of his story, we are, he writes, “probably ingesting one to two pounds of tasty flies, maggots and mites each year without knowing it, a quantity of insects that clearly does not cut the mustard, even as insects may well be in the mustard.” This is because the FDA finds as acceptable a certain amount of bugs and bug parts in our food. I think I’ll skip the sauerkraut and its allowable thrips and stick to good old dirt.


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