So, we now know the next big whine coming from the crowd that won’t be happy until every food and beverage is sanitized to their ridiculous standards — Bugs! Cochineal extract, which, according to a story in Red Orbit, “is actually the chemical extract of carminic acid from the bodies of squished female “scale” insects,” has whipped-up bloggers now pointing accusatory fingers at Starbucks and its Strawberries & Cream Frappuccinos, as if – OMIGOD! – they are feeding us real bugs in their drinks. No, no bugs. Bug juice, sure, but what’s the big deal? I mean, bloody hell, there are some in the environmental movement who would love it if we’d all abandon processed foods and turn to bugs for our protein needs.

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