new videos everyday we're gonna do something a little bit different today I want to ask you how many of you have ever eaten a bug now come on you've watched the Discovery Channel people in different countries eat bugs but I want to know if you have ever eaten a bug so pause the video yes or no be honest let me know if you've ever eaten a bug and then start the video again now I tricked you I asked you that question but it was a trick question I asked you have you ever eaten a bug and whether you answered yes or no the answer is yes and you may not realize it but there is a bug out there called the cockatiel bug and it actually is used in a variety of ways but the main way that a cockatiel bug is used is to make red food coloring now it's also used for other things like clothing dye so you know red dye for clothing but chances are you never heard that a bug was made to make red food coloring which is in a lot of products in the marketplace now these cochineal bugs live and grow on cactuses and they're actually talking you'll farms and they have you know all these cactuses and they inject these cactuses with these cochineal bugs and so the bugs begin to develop and grow and then after 90 days they remove the kaki mules in a harvest and then send them off processing to make food coloring and dye after the bugs are sent off to a processing plant to be processed they actually will kill the bugs by putting them in boiling water and then they are dried in some way whether they're exposed to heat or put in an oven or just put out in the Sun to dry and then when they're dry they can actually be stored for a pretty long time and then there's two ways actually more than two ways but there's different ways to make different dyes one way is just to grind up the dried bugs and you have a powdered colored eye right there and another way is to chemically remove the coloring from the bug the dye that is produced from these cochineal bugs is called carmine and carmine is found in a ton of things let me just read you the list it's found in meat sausages processed poultry products marinades alcoholic drinks bakery products and toppings cookies desserts icings pie fillings jams preserves gelatin desserts juice beverages varieties of cheddar cheese dairy products sauces and sweets and if that's not enough it's in cosmetics hair and skin products lipstick face powders ridges and blush now this dye is big money one kilogram which is 2.2 pounds markets for between 50 and 80 dollars and the Peru actually produces over 200 tons of this dye every single year carmine is produced to provide a range of colors orange pink purple and red so it's just a wide range of colors that they can develop and guess what else carmine is found in the formula for a coca-cola some of your drinking coke you are consuming a bug the reason why you may have never known that if you were eating something with red food coloring that it could have been possibly from a bug is because the FDA in the United States does not require carmine the food coloring to be explicitly listed on ingredient list so all you know is that you're eating something with red food coloring and you look on the ingredient list and it says red number four well red number four is derived from bug you're basically eating something with bug juice in it now the European Union does require it on the Abell very interesting carmine is not actually banned in the European Union but it is discouraged whereas in America it's allowed and it's not even necessarily on the ingredient list carmine is actually an allergy for some people in severe cases it can cause anaphylactic shock and other severe allergic reactions and I actually have a family member that's allergic to red food coloring and I never really knew the reason now I know and this is actually one of the reasons why at the European Union even though it doesn't prohibit the use of carmine it does discourage the use of carmine because it can potentially cause allergic reactions in people I bet you probably never thought that you ate foods with bugs in it but here's the facts that if you are eating something with red 4 in it you are eating something with bugs and actually recent research has come out to show that red food colorings and other food colorings may be linked to all kinds of disorders all kinds of problems digestive issues mental health problems there's a lot out there associated with these types of additives so it's just really good to be informed so thank you so much for watching and rate the video please subscribe leave your comments and I will see you next time bye

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42 thoughts on “People Eating Bugs & Food w/ Insects, Nutrition by Natalie”

  1. No. Accidentally inhaled & swallowed sure. Accidentally gotten into food unknowingly sure. Nothing on purpose.

  2. Well, there are many other ways to achieve red color but they maybe slightly expensive.

    We demand everything to be shiny and made readily available. The big corporations exploit this and use the most cheapest way to give us what we want. In this case, using the insects for coloring.

    The irony is that we don't really appreciate life around us and take it for granted. It used to be real fun to cook good food at home and then put different herbs and spices to make it look and taste good. When that happened, we would appreciate every bite of food and an immense feeling of satisfaction would set in.

    Today, we are too busy earning money for BIG corporations and in turn we handed over our diet to the same greedy companies. Thus we eat cheap shiny food which is actually very poor in its quality and really unhealthy (most often). And on top of that we don't even feel any sense of satisfaction after eating them. And no to mention we get so many unexpected diseases from time to time.

    Kudos to European Union for proper labeling. Although greedy food companies would definitely want to get rid of that if they could, no that they may not have tried already. We should take care of ourselves and pay attention to each and every action that we do including the food we consume. Most of us would care about such things if some celebrity or politician hired us to keep check on their food but sadly we wouldn't give ourselves the same respect.

    I for one, cook food at home, no matter how busy I am. There is no way any food can replace what we prepare at home.

  3. Red #4 is no longer the required listing by the fda in america. Now companies must write carmine or cochineal extract. (But that's the wiki, so don't quote me.) People actually got upset about the insect extract (and its effects) and demanded it be listed. Carmine is likely healthier than the other synthetic dyes (my opinion which could be wrong) except for the people who are allergic to it and go into anaphylactic shock. (Wiki's opinion.) Hey, people eat bugs in lots of countries.

  4. Nothing wrong with eating bugs, ppl eat bugs a lot in Asia. I'd rather eating bugs than toxic industrialized stuff.

  5. YouTube search: Bug Inside Grocery Store Pastry Dessert
    Feel free to promote your vid in the comments section of that vid too.

  6. It's true that we consume insects and trace amounts of other unusual things all the time without realizing it. However, it isn't harmful. First of all, carmine allergies are quite rare. In fact, more people are allergic to artificial Red 40 than to cochineal. Secondly, there is no record of Europa discouraging the use of carmine. As for food colorings that may be linked to "all kinds of problems," well, if Natalie stopped being vague and provided actual facts, I might take her more seriously.

  7. You are so adorable! I just wanted to squeeze you! I read a sentence or two over the years, but didn't want to know the details. I live by, "Don't ask a question you are not ready for the answer to!" You explained it very well and kept my attention. I really enjoyed the background changes and of course, I anticipated what you were going to say next and how you were going to say it. I say this in a motherly way. I have a 27 yr old daughter and you remind me of her! I subscribed! Thanks!!

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