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There’s A New Poppy Seed That No Longer Affects Your Drug Tests

A poppy seed-topped bagel from Belle’s Bagels.

It has become common knowledge that the consumption of poppy seeds can affect a drug test, and while it has become a terrible go-to excuse for stoners, a new type of seed might void those claims in the future.

A specialty foods company in the UK called FDL, created a poppy seed with significantly lower levels of morphine than the regular poppy seed, per the Washington Post.

A standard poppy seed has morphine levels of 900-ppm (parts per million), but FDL’s poppy seed only has morphine levels of 20-ppm, which would make it nearly impossible for the seed to cause a failed drug test.

Although FDL said it already has a deal in place with a bread company, it did not give any further specific details.

It looks like it will be making its way to the market, though, and before you know it, you might not be able to blame that positive drug test on your everything bagel addiction.


Restaurants in China Might Be Spiking Your Food with Opiates


According to a report by the FDA in Guangzhou Province, which checked 70 restaurants last year, two restaurants in China were caught using marinade sachets containing poppy powder — a derivative of highly addictive opium.

The inspectors carefully examined soup bases, chili sauce, brine, curry sauce, and hot pot base. Testing revealed several substances that could potentially damage the digestive and nervous systems, including trace amounts of codeine, morphine, and noscapine. More specifically, in 2012, inspectors sampled over 400 hot pot soup bases in Jiangsu Province and 10 percent were found to contain traces of poppy seed. Apparently, by adding addictive substances to menu items, restaurateurs hoped to ensure customers came back for seconds.

However, a report from Yangtse Evening News stated that if a restaurant carries less than 100 pounds of poppy seeds, no criminal charges will be filed. That being said, most stores carry about 90 pounds of seeds. For those of you in China dining on hot pots, be wary.

H/T The Epoch Times