"The increase is disturbing" Why? It's not real. Food is worse, maybe. When I was young we sifted flour to get the bugs out, more flour then bugs we used it, and yes the stuff coming out of the bugs, did not screen out. Moldy Ham, cut it off and it's good (I know ham is different now and it probably would kill you now). We used to, and I still do-very hard to find, drink raw cider-Apple juice. Nothing had expiration dates, if it smelled OK we ate it. Refrigerator didn't get near as cold as modern ones. Refrigerators used to kill a few people every-night, well it seemed like it, probably just a family or two every week.