How the food industry tricks you –

One of my favorite things to do at night is to surf Youtube.  You can find all kinds of movies, documentaries, and useless information.  But, you can also find useful stuff too.

Take this video I found last night:  Warning: Strong language!

In it, some of you favorite foods such as hazelnuts and orange juice, are revealed for the manipulated  frankenfoods they are.

Let’s begin with hazelnuts.  For those of you who love nutella, that great hazelnut flavor you love is enhanced with chemical compounds.  These compounds are used to fool you into thinking you are eating something delicious, when in fact, you are eating something that is not what you think.

By the way, this is what Nutella is really made of:

Sugar, vegetable oil, hazelnuts (13%), cocoa powder (7.4%), non-fat milk solids, emulsifier (soy lecithin), flavor (vanillin)

Not exactly healthy.

Ahh, that refreshing glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.  Well, would you still drink that OJ if you knew it was probably sitting in a big vat for over a year and that the people who created CK1 were hire to create a “flavor pack” to enhance that tasteless orange water? 

You are probably eating more unused newspapers than you think.  Flour and oils in processed foods are being replaced more and more with cellulose, which is unrefined newspaper.  It’s a really cheap alternative, although you won’t be seeing that savings in the prices you pay at the supermarket anytime soon.

There is a whole list of products in the video that use cellulose.  Now, it is harmless if not indigestible.  In fact, the laxative Citrucel uses cellulose.  But if you think you aren’t paying for wood pulp, think again folks.

Like Japanese food?  That wasabi you are eating is horse radish, mustard and food coloring.  That california roll-made from white fish slurry, and it contains wheat gluten to boot.

There is more to the video, but you get the picture.  It stands to reason we can do better.

I am not posting this to scare or disgust you.  I am posting this to make you aware of what you are putting in your body.  I am not a health nut by any means, but if you want to avoid frankenfoods, eat the real thing, like real fruit and veggies.  Buy organic whenever possible.

So the next time you are enjoying that Nutella on toast and OJ, just be aware.

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By Kenneth T.

My blog, My way Welcome to a little piece of my life. Here you will find things concerning my everyday experiences and or my thoughts on everyday happenings. For instance you may find thoughts of my Farmstead, which is as my wife calls it, our Accidental Farming life. Perhaps on a whim, I might just jump on a soap box about what's going on with my crazy family (the immediate one, that is).~You don't need to put a penny in the coin slot for any commentary there~ You may find, new additions to what I call "Hobby-time". Ahh yes, my hobby... I make pinback buttons (some call them badges). Sorry for the shameful plug ;-) *** And then there is the outside the box or "Offtrack" thinking, part of me. Which can be anything else from aliens to the zoology of the Loch Ness monster, but will probably be more mundane as health concerns, for instance, to vaccinate or not. Is the Earth Flat or is it Hollow? Is there a dome? Is any of it real? Do you really want to know? Police brutality and the continuing corruption of established government, Big Business, Big Oil, Big Brother. Can we survive? Should we survive? The coming montrary collapse. There is so much going on, more then we see outside our windows.

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