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Generally the food in America is so bad that it’s literally one molecule away from being pure plastic.

Plastic cheese, plastic rice, glued meat, baby formula with more iron than a construction company and its all FDA approved of course. It’s crimes against humanity what these corporations are able to get away with.

But first, a few examples of gross crap we eat:

  1. Vanilla and raspberry flavors might be enhanced by “castoreum,” a mixture of the anal secretions and urine of beavers. It’s also found in perfume. The FDA-approved product is categorized under “natural flavoring,” so you won’t know if you’re eating it.
  2. Isinglass, or dried fish bladder, gives beer its golden glow. The BBC did a whole segment on the substance, which is primarily used in British beers.
  3. Gelatin is made from collagen, which is boiled down animal connective tissue. Today, gelatin most likely is made from pigskin.
  4. Isn’t shellac a shiny, glossy coat on cars, or a nail polish, or something? Well, recheck your label —it’s also on jelly beans, candy corn and any glazed candy. But this shiny substance isn’t some sort of sugar — it’s a secretion from a Thailand insect, Kerria lacca. And when you browse the nutrition facts, keep an eye out — they might call it “confectioner’s glaze.” Sneaky.
  5. We know ammonia as the toxic chemical used to clean stuff and kill germs when you’re tidying up around the house. But here, it’s the toxic chemical to get rid of the germs in your meat. Companies spray meat with ammonia to kill bacteria before packaging, which, as a result, makes “pink slime.” Um, gross. Plus, it’s rarely (if ever) on the label. You just got to take a deep breath and accept that you’re eating it, I guess.
  6. Although some foods are colored with natural substances like beta-carotene and carmine, some 17.8 million pounds of food dyes (many of which are petroleum-derived) are consumed in America, according to a 2005 survey by the Feingold Association. The good news is that 17 of 24 synthetic dyes have been banned from use in American foods. So what’s wrong with a little color? Red #3, used in candy, baked goods and desserts, has demonstrated chromosomal damage and thyroid tumors. Red #40, found in drinks, desserts, candy and pet food, has spurred lymph tumors in lab testing. Yellow #5 (aka tartrazine) and #6 may cause thyroid and kidney tumors, lymphocytic lymphomas, and chromosomal damage.
  7. MSG goes by many names: monosodium glutamate, maltodextrin, sodium caseinate, autolyzed yeast, autolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, yeast extract, and even citric acid. Ultimately, more than 40 forms of this processed additive can be found in grocery store aisles. MSG is also a chemoinducer of obesity, type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

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