Do you prefer your vegetables with or without insect bites ?

@ronnyb (6120)
Jamaica
December 25, 2008 11:30am CST
I know this may sound weird but some people actually like their vegetables with insect bites .Their view is that if an insect bites the vegetables it means that humans can consume it .When the vegetable has no insect bite then it means that it is likeley that the pesticide content is neither safe for insects or humans. What is your view ?
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5 responses
• United States
25 Dec 08
That's about the stupidest thing I ever heard. I'm not calling you stupid, just the idea. Whether a vegetable has insect bites or doesn't has nothing to do with the safety of the food. Suppose it has insect bites. How do you know the insects didn't die from pesticide poisoning afterwards? What about vegetable that have never been subjected to pesticides? Some may have bites and some won't. Insects eat what they're attracted to, and they don't have any ability to tell whether the food is safe for humans, or even for themselves. They depend on their natural instincts, which do not include the ability to detect poisons unless the poison has a smell that repels them.
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Hi Ronny, Love vegetables salad, and I love it more when I know that my vegetables are organic. When I go for grocery (It`s where I buy my veggie)I check the marks if it is organic. But How sure could I know if the veggie that I was choosing are really organic? well my one way of checking is finding out if there are some insect bites if there are, then I choose it. I check my veggie one by one , I just take out the part where insects bites are, wash my veggie in a running water for quite a time then ready. I feel safer I don't buy vegetables without insect bite.Definitely with heavy chemicals and fertilizers.
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
29 Dec 08
Wow so persons actually use this technique,happy to hear .When I first heard it I kind of laughed and thought it was silly but glad to knwo that it is a practical suggestion and persons with some kind of technical know how (you seem to be experienced in this field )have been using it.
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Yeah learned it from my father who was an agriculturist. Happy new year
@suzzy3 (8357)
26 Dec 08
Not at all insects spread disease if there are insect bites on my veg and fruit I reject it.Some organic veg has insect bites and the occasional caterpillar,If that is the case I wash it off properly and pull all the bad leaves of and throw them away,besides how do they know the insect did not die,insects live on rotten sewage you would not eat that would you.
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 08
Good point about the insects living in sewage and being on your vegetables ,I never thought of that ,I will bring it up anytime I hear someone use this type of reasoning.lol.Thank you for your response
@roberten (3131)
• United States
25 Dec 08
You bring up a topic I have never even considered. I do not currently have a preference but if I were forced to choose, I would choose no bites only because there is more to use. This has given me food for thought and I will have to research this issue further. Appreciate the enlightenment.
@munhozmib (3853)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
26 Dec 08
Hello, ronnyb! I had never heard about this! And, well, it does make sense. But it would be still disgusting to eat something that was bited by insects, even after it was washed. I am not a very fan of vegetables, anyway, so I hardly ever eat it. But I dislike the idea of eating something with the insects in it. Only the bites would already scare me. Respectfully, Munhozmib.