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I remember watching The Blob as a kid. The one from the 80's, not the one with Steve McQueen. There was this scene where this guy is trying to fix a garbage disposal, so he puts his arm down the drain. Now, everyone thinks he's going to get his arm cut up by the disposal, but it's The Blob that's clogging the drain. The guy ends up getting yanked down the drain never to be seen again. When we garbage-disposal our food, it is kind of like that guy. We may never see the food again, but it may be becoming a part of a growing problem, kind of like a metaphorical blob.