This is not to say that finding, or at least knowing, that there are such things in your food is not enough to make you forever squeamish about eating anything processed or packaged (remember, even apples sometimes have worms), but we as Americans often overvalue the perceived purity of our food, while undervaluing the more physically harmful qualities of the same food. This concept is epitomized by the highly processed junk food and fast food that remains so popular among American consumers.
Does the existence, or at least prospect of the existence, of these “foreign substances” repel you enough to stay far away from these particular food items? Do you feel that we, as a society, are too squeamish and reactionary when it comes to these issues of cleanliness? Have you ever actually found something alarming in your food? If so, do tell.