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Submitted by dood (Canada), Sep 15, 2006 at 23:09

Dear Richard,
i am not replying to debate religion or even your distaste for eating insects. I simply want to tell you that you cannot get a single one of those diseases by eating flies. eating tetse flies will not give you african sleeping sickness because most toxins are destroyed by the acidic ph of your gut and never reach your bloodstream. besides if you frequently eat canned food then you have eaten a few hundred grams of insects in your lifetime. again, this reply is not in religious context simply to correct the facts you present in your post which you make appear to be medical truth but which in fact would make no sense to a highschool biology student

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