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Food fraud in America: What are you really eating?
Yahoo! ^ | 3/11/2014 | Victor Paul Alvarez

Posted on 03/11/2013 4:25:59 PM PDT by goodwithagun

Rhode Island Rep. Joseph McNamara is currently trying to pass legislation that would make fried squid the official state appetizer. Since Rhode Island is the squid capital of the world – hey, they have to be good at something – chances are the fried rings served there are exactly what they claim to be. Elsewhere, however, they may be serving you deep fried pig anus and calling it calamari.

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Food
KEYWORDS: food; foodfraud; usfood
This calamari tastes like pig a$$!
1 posted on 03/11/2013 4:25:59 PM PDT by goodwithagun
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To: goodwithagun
Ick! But soon enough all food will be 0bama-food imported from factories China.
A serving of Soylent Green anyone?

2 posted on 03/11/2013 4:28:52 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: goodwithagun

We eat unmarked GM foods, Horse meat, animal byproducts fillers and such. Some bread has ground up wood products.

I got to stop as I am getting a stomach ache.


3 posted on 03/11/2013 4:30:07 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: goodwithagun

Whoa.. We eat them thangs.. I would know a squid from a pig’s anythingy.. :)


4 posted on 03/11/2013 4:30:53 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber)
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To: goodwithagun

5 posted on 03/11/2013 4:40:51 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: goodwithagun

Heck from Diners, Drive-in and Dives, I don’t think there is anything we DON’T eat.


6 posted on 03/11/2013 4:42:07 PM PDT by edcoil (Half of every class gratuates at the bottom, they are now politicians.)
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To: goodwithagun

This reaffirms my decision to only consume single ingredient products. For meats, I purchase from a local organic farm (Ratchford Farms - Amazing!!!), heck they even spring water their beef! I make my own ground beef and sausages. I know what I consume, because I make it myself. Fortunately, I don’t eat carbs so I don’t worry about the chemical cocktails that are in processed crap in the stores.

A story ran today in a nearby paper about a butcher blending beef hearts in with his ground beef and lamb - amongst other things. Glad I saw the light a while ago!


7 posted on 03/11/2013 4:45:31 PM PDT by RobertClark ("May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't" - George S. Patton)
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To: RobertClark

In the seventies it was quite the desirable thing to blend organ meats in with ground beef to increase nutrition.


8 posted on 03/11/2013 4:50:26 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: RobertClark

Nothing wrong with beef hearts, they taste like any other cut but they are very tough. Grinding or stewing is the best way to do them.


9 posted on 03/11/2013 4:54:12 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: goodwithagun

I live in the south. I guarantee that I know people who would order pig anus before they would squid and ask for seconds


10 posted on 03/11/2013 4:55:38 PM PDT by Figment
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To: goodwithagun
"They say it's calamary, but it's really pig anus."

"Well at least it's not people."

11 posted on 03/11/2013 4:59:00 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: RobertClark

“A story ran today in a nearby paper about a butcher blending beef hearts in with his ground beef and lamb - amongst other things.”

What would you expect him to do with beef hearts? save them for transplants?


12 posted on 03/11/2013 5:03:22 PM PDT by Figment
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To: BitWielder1

I saw that White Castle is selling fish tacos. Anyone know what that really is?


13 posted on 03/11/2013 5:04:05 PM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: Chickensoup

“In the seventies it was quite the desirable thing to blend organ meats in with ground beef to increase nutrition.”

In the seventies? It’s still done, and it won’t harm you in any way


14 posted on 03/11/2013 5:05:38 PM PDT by Figment
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To: MNDude

I saw a study a few weeks ago that you are about as likely to be served another fish as the one on the menu at most restaurants.


15 posted on 03/11/2013 5:10:03 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: RobertClark

Tell me, why did the butcher ruin his blend with a bunch of stinking dead sheep meat? Did they find out


16 posted on 03/11/2013 5:15:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Dogbert41

Yet.


17 posted on 03/11/2013 5:15:11 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Figment
A dispute in the family ~ i prefer pigmeat of all kinds and she loves dried squid on a stick.

We'll never resolve this one.

18 posted on 03/11/2013 5:16:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: goodwithagun
however, they may be serving you deep fried pig anus and calling it calamari.

You have just described my entire life.

19 posted on 03/11/2013 5:16:58 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: goodwithagun
Food has always been adulterated. Hills of chalk have disappeared as it was added to flour in Roman Empire. Dutch wine merchants in the late 18th century colored wine with vegetable and insect dyes. Heck, going back to Rome, Pliny the Elder complained about the abuse of wine even then.

More contemporary, with seafood, the wings of skates are punched out to resemble scallops...

20 posted on 03/11/2013 5:18:15 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Figment

I live in the south. I guarantee that I know people who would order pig anus before they would squid and ask for seconds

POST OF THE DAY!! POST OF THE DAY!!POST OF THE DAY!! POST OF THE DAY!!POST OF THE DAY!! POST OF THE DAY!!POST OF THE DAY!! POST OF THE DAY!!POST OF THE DAY!! POST OF THE DAY!!POST OF THE DAY!! POST OF THE DAY!!


21 posted on 03/11/2013 5:19:36 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Figment

In the seventies? It’s still done, and it won’t harm you in any way

I am sure it is, but it was trendy in seventies cookbooks to make sure the butcher added it in.


22 posted on 03/11/2013 5:21:20 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: goodwithagun

After reading this thread, nothing sounds good anymore. Pig anus just ruins my appetite.


23 posted on 03/11/2013 5:23:06 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: PGR88

however, they may be serving you deep fried pig anus and calling it calamari.

You have just described my entire life.

POST OF THE DAY II!!
POST OF THE DAY II!!
POST OF THE DAY II!!
POST OF THE DAY II!!

This thread is going to kill me!


24 posted on 03/11/2013 5:23:12 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Squawk 8888
Nothing wrong with beef hearts, they taste like any other cut but they are very tough. Grinding or stewing is the best way to do them.

I'm not opposed to him selling them. But, if I buy ground sirloin, I expect ground sirloin and not whatever "mix" he feels like selling. It is dishonest, at best, and deceptive, at worst.

25 posted on 03/11/2013 5:30:35 PM PDT by RobertClark ("May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't" - George S. Patton)
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To: muawiyah
Tell me, why did the butcher ruin his blend with a bunch of stinking dead sheep meat? Did they find out

Yes. The state caught him. Fortunately, a lot of things work right, here in AR. Our AG is suing him, and I would imagine that he will be out of business in short order. Once you sacrifice the public's trust, you never get it back.

26 posted on 03/11/2013 5:32:31 PM PDT by RobertClark ("May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't" - George S. Patton)
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I’m all for mixing a little pig product into every single food item of any kind sold in the US, especially in Muslim areas.


27 posted on 03/11/2013 5:48:17 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: MNDude
I saw that White Castle is selling fish tacos. Anyone know what that really is?

It's NOT on my bucket list.

28 posted on 03/11/2013 6:21:34 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: goodwithagun

29 posted on 03/11/2013 6:23:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: goodwithagun
but dozens of experts could not shoot down the possibility that people are ordering squid and getting pork bung instead.

But did he produce any one who could prove they were?

Nope.

NPR, serving pig sh*t as news every day.

30 posted on 03/11/2013 6:28:37 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: goodwithagun

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2995679/posts


31 posted on 03/11/2013 6:30:49 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Squawk 8888

Try par-boiling the heart and the tongue , make great sandwiches


32 posted on 03/11/2013 6:32:25 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: goodwithagun
The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled ‘honey,’”

And that proves?

Well, nothing but let's not talk about that either.

After all sprinkling pollen into corn syrup doesn't turn it into honey so taking pollen out of honey doesn't turn it into corn syrup.

33 posted on 03/11/2013 6:33:05 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: muawiyah

With the dried squid, you can reasonably be sure it is squid. Plus, how could you get any part of a pig to taste like dead fish. My wife likes dried salty fish in her boiled rice (vinegar and lots of chili). Why, I’ll never know.


34 posted on 03/11/2013 6:34:13 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: mountainlion
Some bread has ground up wood products.

I hear they even make the bread out of ground up grass seeds and put rocks in it!

35 posted on 03/11/2013 6:35:20 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: RobertClark

Pig’s ass likely wouldn’t kill me but a bee fart in the ground chuck is a mite over the line.


36 posted on 03/11/2013 6:51:53 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: goodwithagun

I happen to like fried pig’s anus. Schmuck.


37 posted on 03/11/2013 6:54:39 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: RobertClark

True, and it’s no different from the horsemeat scandal. Labelling matters.


38 posted on 03/11/2013 7:05:20 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

>”I happen to like fried pig’s anus”<

With Fava Beans and a nice Chianti?


39 posted on 03/11/2013 7:25:31 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Yes, Agent Sparling.


40 posted on 03/11/2013 7:27:00 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

You’re creeping me out. I just couldn’t figure out how to describe the sound he made right after he said it. LOL

sffttttt?


41 posted on 03/11/2013 7:33:35 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: goodwithagun
59% of tuna is actually a different fish, one that can cause an oily anal leakage if consumed too frequently. Tasty.

The fish used in McDonald's fish mcbites as recently as the eighties was considered fit only for pet food in America.

Those "wings" you got from the roach coach that tasted kinda funny? Probably actually rat thighs - look up the video....yum!

Bon Appetite mon FRiends!

42 posted on 03/11/2013 7:34:47 PM PDT by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

That’s the sound! Hopkins was just an underrated (but very good) bit actor before that part....


43 posted on 03/11/2013 7:35:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: PGR88
"however, they may be serving you deep fried pig anus and calling it calamari."

""You have just described my entire life.""

Very funny! If this were a free calamari dinner contest, you would have won!

44 posted on 03/11/2013 7:49:12 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Cyber Liberty
My B-I-L knew him when he had a Business in Malibu. Hopkins would come in and shoot the breeze when he was in town.

When my B-I-L’s Wife stopped in when Hopkins was there one day. My B-I-L told me he thought Hopkins could have charmed his Wife out of her Panties. She was enthralled with every word Hopkins spoke.

The Dude is smooth as glass and he is really a very nice Man.

45 posted on 03/11/2013 7:53:58 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: dsrtsage

My allergy and I thank you. Who doesn’t like being short of breath and itchy for days after eating dinner?


46 posted on 03/11/2013 9:45:36 PM PDT by Don W (There is no gun problem, there is a lack of humanity problem!)
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To: Chickensoup; PGR88

I dang near fell off my chair on that one, and am still snickering at odd times because of it.

I concur, POTD!!


47 posted on 03/11/2013 9:47:34 PM PDT by Don W (There is no gun problem, there is a lack of humanity problem!)
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To: piroque

Try par-boiling the heart and the tongue , make great sandwiches
_________________________

My grandmother used to try to get me to eat tongue sandwiches.

I declined.

Years later I bought tongue and prepared it and discovered that Little Me was absolutely right.


48 posted on 03/12/2013 9:58:24 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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