Huh, Shellac is made out of insects.

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    A certain type of antifreeze is used in salad dressing . That would be propylene glycol . Everything has a source .
     
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    Yup.

    Until fairly recently the red color in Campari was also made from insects.
     
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    If you think that’s gross then maybe try to avoid looking into food production at all.
     
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    You just found this out today? I thought it was common knowledge.
     
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    I don't eat a lot of Shellac so yes it's new to me.
     
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    Propylene glycol is exceptionally safe, used in many, many food and pharma products. It also has a low freeze point so it is common to see it in antifreeze too.
    Ethylene glycol is poisonous and common in antifreeze.
    Escargot is snails and Soylent Green is People!
     
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    Clark Griswold, dolt he may have been, got recognition for inventing an edible varnish for coating cornflakes.
     
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    And Navin Johnson invented the Opti-Grab.
     
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    Never ate snails ?

    They might look gross and discuting but god how enjoyable.
     
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    Omg do you know where HONEY comes from!,,,?....
     
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    If you mix your flakes with everclear, you can drink your leftover paint.
     
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    What?? Where? Where does honey come from?
     
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    Bee spit
     
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    I LOVE the look of (well) shellacked musical instruments.
    French polishing is what my Dad called it.
     
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    They started using it in anti-freeze because they wanted to make anti-freeze safer.... so technically you have salad dressing in your anti-freeze. ;)
     
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    -I eat nothing with propylene glycol in it and wont.
    -I avoid Corn syrup as much as possible. It's basically a bunch of chemical manipulation to make a sugar substitute, as is beet sugar.
    "To make corn syrup, you mix the corn starch with water and then add an enzyme, produced by a bacterium, that breaks the starch down into shorter chains of glucose. Then you add another enzyme, produced by a fungus, that breaks the short chains down into glucose molecules."
    Real cane sugar is simple, "cut cane, crush it" and natural. But 150 years ago the US wanted to take over the sugar market and force the Carribean and Central America out of it. Cut a cane sugar and taste it... it's amazing!
    I check labels. To each his own.
     
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