Can the bugs be bad for you?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I am new to this forum and still in the information gathering stage. I am just now thinking about prepartations and I was wondering about bugs in the dry goods. If the situation gets desperate and in 1Q or 2Q 2000 there are bugs in the food, can you still eat it without any adverse effects?
-- Donna Mittelstedt (email@example.com), October 14, 1998
Cockroaches and rodents carry stuff you don't even wanna think about so it's not them, really, or what they eat, it's how they contaminate the food, and I wouldn't take chances with that. Better to fumigate with dry ice or the d*** earth that will prevent infestation (sorry, in too big a rush to look up that word).
-- Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 14, 1998.
Great reply Melissa even without the time for finding the word: "diatomaceous",...diatomaceous earth...good for putting on the bedding your pets sleep in too,...no fleas. Available in garden supply stores...
-- Donna Barthuley (email@example.com), October 14, 1998.
If by bugs you mean the little creepies that get into flour and all, yes, you can eat it. I would sift the flour, sort through the beans or whatever, but first and foremost, I'd make sure that any infestation was kept to a minimum with proper storage methods.
-- Karen Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 14, 1998.
After years of trying to get my kids to eat their food with statements such as, "Eat it now. Do you know in some countries they don't have good food like this so they have to eat bugs".
If I want to retain any credibility whatsoever with my kids, I'd better eat the damn bugs,
Perhaps if I make a tabasco and worcestershire based hot sauce.......
-- Craig (email@example.com), October 15, 1998.
Donna moths get into flour, gritts, etc. Put a bay leaf or two into the container to discourage moths. As for the other bugs and mice use very tight containers, plastic or metal and put the smaller containers of grain into it.
-- Ed Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 15, 1998.