- The Washington Times - Monday, February 23, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Levels of Natural or Unavoidable Defects in Foods That Present No Health Hazards for Humans.”

Thinking that Mr. Levy, being a creative writing professor, might be making this up (and that the sometimes credible FDA booklet with scores and scores of foods and limits on mammalian excreta, rodent hair, larvae, etc. “You’re probably ingesting one to two pounds of flies, maggots and mites each year without knowing it,” wrote Mr. Levy. The booklet says the acceptable defect levels are much above the averages that typically occur in any food, and, as Mr. Levy points out, many people around the world are entomophagous (eat insects). Still …

Bon appetit!

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