You have purchased a måltidssalat. You are hungry, so you has pleased you. But when you open it, you will be greeted by an obnoxious sight: A whole seed.
This scenario has happened several times for the americans since 2003. It shows the inventory, as a group of american researchers has made, writes Live Science according to the Science.dk.
And the frog is just one of the animals that have been found for both the toads, lizards and even a bat has also sprung up between kale and rocket.
the Study is an inventory of cases in the media where there is found the animals in salads - thus, it is not the researchers themselves, who have found them.
In all, the researchers found examples of the 40 salads, which had been purchased in 20 different states, which contained the unwelcome dyrefund and 38 of the salads was purchased within the last 10 years.
the Researchers took note of both the date and location found, the type of product, whether the product was in the bag or box, and the nature of the animals. In addition, they noted whether the animal was dead or alive when found.
In 10 of the cases lived animals still, since the salads were opened. Was the animal dead, he noted, it was 'completely' or 'in several pieces'.
more Than half - 53 percent - were frogs and toads. About 23 percent were other reptiles, almost 18 percent were mammals and the rest were birds.
Of mammals was most rats, but there was a single example of a bat in a salad, which was found in Florida in 2017.
There was also, according to the researchers, three times as likely to see an animal in its salad, if you selected a conventional rather than organic.
the Study looked only at animals with backbone, but the researchers did mention that there were also "numerous cases" of finds of invertebrates.
the Study is the first, looking at recurring instances of animals with backbone in salads, and it is according to the researchers "still unclear whether these findings indicate a food security crisis."
to find out, when and how animals find their way into the salads, it will be necessary with the observations of the harvesting and production process, says the researchers.
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