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You are eating something and you can TASTE the insecticide!

Dammit!
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 24th, 2007 11:18pm
Mmmmmm, eating organic brocolli... even though it's a couple days old and turning yellow, it still tastes great.  Gotta get out to the farmer's market more often.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 24th, 2007 11:36pm
I was eating a can of albacore tuna. 


I had the same thing happen with a pack of frozen veggies and some Planter's trail mix.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 24th, 2007 11:37pm
That happened to me yesterday with a banana. First time I tasted insecticide INSIDE a banana.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 24th, 2007 11:55pm
Licked it off the outside a great deal previously?

That explains quite a bit, really.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 25th, 2007 10:18am
> you can TASTE the insecticide!

Pray tell. How does one know what insecticide taste like?
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 25th, 2007 10:40am
I think it must taste bitter.  Very bitter.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 25th, 2007 10:48am
Bitter signifies toxin in the natural world. I'd guess that the chemical company makes insecticide taste like nothing, or you know, "fruity" to attract said fruit flies.

Most likely the non-fruit taste is what the fruit was washed with (soap). Don't you folks rinse your fruit before eating them?

Ok, some researching .. this is hilarious. Insecticide doesn't taste like anything but Bitrix is sometimes added to it for the sole purpose of preventing humans from consuming too much of it. It is also colored blue to distinguish it from flour, sugar, etc. Otherwise humans might eat too much insecticide *without* knowing it because it has no taste or color, etc.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 25th, 2007 11:06am
It depends on the insecticide. Haven't you smelled a weird acrid smell when your neighbor is spraying her fruit trees or roses? Those sorts of smells. Sometimes petroleum like, but not exactly the same.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 25th, 2007 11:58am
"Insecticide doesn't taste like anything"

Propaganda. Do you think there is one type of insecticide? There are hundreds, and they all smell and work differently.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 25th, 2007 11:59am
What about fertilizer? Does it taste like anything or is taste added to make sure people don't eat it by accident? I have a jug of blue water for the house plants sitting around and I'm pretty happy I don't confuse it with the jug of regular tap water I keep around too. But blue's not the real color of fertilizer last time I checked.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 25th, 2007 12:20pm
"It depends on the insecticide. Haven't you smelled a weird acrid smell when your neighbor is spraying her fruit trees or roses? Those sorts of smells. Sometimes petroleum like, but not exactly the same."

Yeah!  That's the taste.
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July 25th, 2007 12:40pm

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