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2014-07-10 10:56:55 AM  
Is this another scare?  Are we now getting worked up over plants in our food?

Maple syrup also comes from trees, cinnamon is tree bark.  And the thing that makes whiskey whiskey is dissolved tree.
 
2014-07-10 11:29:27 AM  
It's been an ingredient in high-fiber bread for as long as I've been reading ingredient labels

/and I confess that has been quite some time
 
2014-07-10 12:13:02 PM  
Can't wait for all the frightened Facebook posts about this revelation.
 
2014-07-10 12:25:58 PM  
It sounds gross and scary until you actually hear the facts.

...I'm surprised this hasn't become a right wing cause célèbre.
 
2014-07-10 01:22:16 PM  
Wait until people hear where yogurt and cheese comes from...
 
2014-07-10 01:23:11 PM  
I've been ingesting Pau D'Arco tree bark for over 30 years. It's very good for you.
 
2014-07-10 01:23:15 PM  
Read the side of a can of Fresca
 
2014-07-10 01:23:19 PM  
Vanillin?  ... ah cellulose
 
2014-07-10 01:23:50 PM  
Old news is exciting.jpg

Scary tag subby? You're an idiot.
 
Ant
2014-07-10 01:23:57 PM  
And? So what?
 
2014-07-10 01:24:17 PM  
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Tastes like paint and wood.
 
2014-07-10 01:24:29 PM  
Perhaps for you wankers that eat processed foods without checking labels.
 
2014-07-10 01:25:06 PM  

Your food probably contains delicious, tasty wood pulp


That is a complete fabrication!

I will not tolerate any more of this pulp fiction.
 
2014-07-10 01:25:11 PM  
If it's good enough for termites, it's good enough for me.
 
2014-07-10 01:25:30 PM  
Is it edible? Then who cares?
 
2014-07-10 01:25:40 PM  
Lemme guess... Another person who just found out what Cellulose is....
 
2014-07-10 01:26:04 PM  
Without it, America would be even fatter than it is. Be glad it is there...
 
2014-07-10 01:26:07 PM  
Cellulose?

Seriously?

Go farking kill yourselves people.

Use Dihydrogen monoxide, it's pretty deadly.
 
2014-07-10 01:26:20 PM  
'We are raping the Earth, plant a tree, save a tree...' - David Van Driessen
 
2014-07-10 01:26:25 PM  
Cellulose is in almost all plant tissue.  Wood rosin of ester gum is another story.

/food scientist
 
2014-07-10 01:26:36 PM  
should I be outraged??

or

should I make a "Be Calm" poster??
 
2014-07-10 01:26:39 PM  

EvilEgg: Is this another scare?  Are we now getting worked up over plants in our food?

Maple syrup also comes from trees, cinnamon is tree bark.  And the thing that makes whiskey whiskey is dissolved tree.


Don't forget bread/flour.
 
2014-07-10 01:27:21 PM  
Headline:  You're eating wood pulp.

Article:  LOL, not really.

fark you, NPR.
 
2014-07-10 01:27:31 PM  
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2014-07-10 01:27:36 PM  

i1.ytimg.com

Approves.

 
2014-07-10 01:27:54 PM  

OMG YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS ! WOODPULP ?  ARE YOU SERIOUS ? MOTHER farkING WOODPULP ?

www.animalfactsencyclopedia.com

 
2014-07-10 01:28:04 PM  
For every wood pulp you don't eat, I'll eat three.  Suck it, non-pulp eaters.
 
2014-07-10 01:28:24 PM  
Most people don't get enough fibre in their diet.
You should eat more wood pulp (or oat bran or something)
 
2014-07-10 01:30:13 PM  
"Cellulose is basically plant fiber,..."

Let's fix this for them....

Plant fiber is basically cellulose... Every fruit and vegetable is basically composed of it.

We eat all sorts of tree parts all the time, as others have pointed out. We even eat their embryos, because we are savages.
 
2014-07-10 01:31:12 PM  
Turns out this stuff is really bad for you
www.kidfresh.com
 
2014-07-10 01:31:35 PM  
This reminds me.

I saw a 20lb bag of "Organic Wood Lump Charcoal" for $32 this past weekend when I went to get my charcoal (I get the lump, but the cheaper stuff, cause I don't like briquettes even though there is a Kingsford plant down in our sister city across the river).

I was completely unaware there was an organic certification for wood.  Oh wait, it's fleecing the ignorant.  That's what bothered me!
 
2014-07-10 01:31:48 PM  
Is it GMO wood?  Because the one thing I'm really against is science.
 
2014-07-10 01:32:21 PM  
Cellulose is scary stuff, man.
 
2014-07-10 01:32:46 PM  
Yeah. Next up: everything has the fecal matter from supernovae in it.
 
2014-07-10 01:33:18 PM  
So it's basically identical to iceberg lettuce
 
2014-07-10 01:34:31 PM  
Has it been modified to be digestible or is it just roughage?

Your food contains an amazing number of things you wouldn't expect, especially if it is highly processed.

Not everybody puts sugar in their string beans.

Insects are the source of some coloring and flavouring (there's one that tastes like vanilla!) while seaweed is a common emulsifier or thickiner. (In coastal regions they make "sea weed pie" using fresh-gathered seaweed--most of us get it in ice cream or gelatinous foods).

Chalk or oyster shells is the source of much of the Calcium in vitamins and foods, while it has long been used to whiten flour.

Cheeze food can be up to 40% plastic--well, some sort of inedible filler that is technically a plastic.

The only way to ensure that your food is pure and unadulterated (with harmful or harmless additives and ingredients) is to make it from scratch. Oddly enough, this can be a lot more expensive than buying the ersatz ready-made stuff because there are vast economies of scale as well as many cheap ingredients that you might never dream of using.
 
2014-07-10 01:34:38 PM  
What? People like-a da wood, dey don't like-a da wood pulp?
 
2014-07-10 01:34:51 PM  

JackieRabbit: "Cellulose is basically plant fiber,..."

Let's fix this for them....

Plant fiber is basically cellulose... Every fruit and vegetable is basically composed of it.

We eat all sorts of tree parts all the time, as others have pointed out. We even eat their embryos, because we are savages.


Cellulose is carbohydrate so it's evil for reasons and such.
 
2014-07-10 01:35:00 PM  
 do you know what has so much cellulose it that its part of the name? Celery
 
2014-07-10 01:35:30 PM  

paygun: Is it GMO wood?  Because the one thing I'm really against is science.


Birch please
 
2014-07-10 01:35:30 PM  
I keep forgetting that most people don't know jack shiat about things.
 
2014-07-10 01:35:40 PM  

Quasar: It sounds gross and scary until you actually hear the facts.

...I'm surprised this hasn't become a right wing cause célèbre.


Don't we have a politics tab for this stuff?
 
2014-07-10 01:37:22 PM  
I dated a girl with nasty cellulose, I didn't notice it until she wore that bikini...
 
2014-07-10 01:37:28 PM  
before I even clicked "are they freaking out over cellulose?" *click*

Yep.
 
2014-07-10 01:38:35 PM  
Gets plenty of cellulose:

www.wrestlingnewsreport.com

/HOOOOOOOO!!!
 
2014-07-10 01:39:20 PM  

meat0918: This reminds me.

I saw a 20lb bag of "Organic Wood Lump Charcoal" for $32 this past weekend when I went to get my charcoal (I get the lump, but the cheaper stuff, cause I don't like briquettes even though there is a Kingsford plant down in our sister city across the river).

I was completely unaware there was an organic certification for wood.  Oh wait, it's fleecing the ignorant.  That's what bothered me!


I assume they mean no binders and whatnot, but that pretty much defines what lump charcoal is, so saying organic lump is kind of redundant.
 
2014-07-10 01:39:25 PM  

Quasar: It sounds gross and scary until you actually hear the facts.

...I'm surprised this hasn't become a right wing cause célèbre.


Food freak outs seem more left wing, like the GMO nonsense
 
2014-07-10 01:40:06 PM  

metatronarchetype: Headline:  You're eating wood pulp.

Article:  LOL, not really.

fark you, NPR.


Agreed. I quit listening to NPR several years back, when all its real reporters left and were replaced with the standard issue "journalists" and the content was replaced with fluff and standard op-ed pieces posing as news.
 
2014-07-10 01:41:33 PM  

JackieRabbit: metatronarchetype: Headline:  You're eating wood pulp.

Article:  LOL, not really.

fark you, NPR.

Agreed. I quit listening to NPR several years back, when all its real reporters left and were replaced with the standard issue "journalists" and the content was replaced with fluff and standard op-ed pieces posing as news.


They're better than the main outlets, but only by about 15 years or so.
 
2014-07-10 01:45:19 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Your food probably contains delicious, tasty wood pulp


That is a complete fabrication!

I will not tolerate any more of this pulp fiction.


Pulp friction?
 
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