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References not real science
Those references aren't real science!!! Armed force manual??? Book of disgusting thing???
It is of course nonsense that larvae when put in a paper bag will be starved of oxygen; 1) paper bags are porous and oxygen can enter freely and 2) even if put in an airtight container it would take days for them to suffocate. The larvae, moreover, apparently can survive a trip through the low-oxygen environment of the human intestine. Probably they just jump about and as there are more places where there is no cheese than where there is in such a bag, most end up elsewhere rather than in the cheese sandwich. Bart (talk) 10:47, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
This is funny, but a lot of it isn't true
An anon posted a link to this article on 4chan not to long ago which has resulted in some vandalism. Perhaps it would be a good idea to lock the article against further edits until all the excitement dies down? And no, Milhouse is still not a meme. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 06:21, 8 March 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 06:19, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
"Casu marzu is considered toxic when the maggots in the cheese have died. Because of this, only cheese in which the maggots are still alive is eaten." - According to Ben Hills (The Island of the Ancients, 2008) if the maggots are dead this means the cheese might be somewhat past its prime, but it is still eaten particularly if it has been stored at low temperatureBenvenuto (talk) 07:23, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
The health concerns are mostly about myiasis a condition causes when maggots survive the digestion process and live in the intestines before being passed. However as the section points out this does occur with the species of fly used in the cheese, but rather with species of other flies in particular FRUIT FLIES which I feel like Captain Obvious but, what is the relevance of discussing FRUIT flies in a CHEESE article?
Not only that it goes on to say that no cases of the condition have been reported from eating the cheese. It does however mention a case of myiasis... involving a species of fly unrelated to the Cheese Fly in a case with no apparent connection to the cheese. While relevant on an article about the condition it is meaningless and unneeded here.
Now maybe if the section was saying that while eating the maggots of the cheese fly is harmless but there were concerns about the wrong sort of larvae living in the cheese which could cause the condition that would be fine. However the entire section seems to be written with fear and gross factors being the defining factor. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:21, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
- I agree. Although there are citations, they are only for the definition of myiasis. There's no citations supporting its occurrence with this cheese, and it's therefore unencyclopedic scaremongering to include it. I see it's also been removed previously (after being added by an anon IP), so between that editor, you, and now me there's three who think it should not be included. I will attempt removal again. Rcpdavies1939 (talk) 09:23, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
This is also a thing in Malta. Made with the local sheep milk cheeselets called Ġbejna. During a trip there, my mother (who was born there and emigrated to the US in the 1950s) mentioned it is a specialty. Never saw it in stores, so must have fallen out of favor or legality. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 15:24, 14 March 2016 (UTC)