zaterdag 12 oktober 2013

fast food nation

Etienne de Crecy - Am I Wrong 

bublle gum is made of rubber & plastic !?!?
Is Chewing Gum the Most Toxic Substance in the Supermarket?

After a friend on Facebook had shared an article about gum, I was a bit surprised, but not entirely shocked, at just how harmful and non-harmonious with our bodies that gum can be. I gave up chewing gum a couple years ago myself and recommend it for anyone else, or at least looking into alternatives! Check out this information for facts about gum that you should definitely know, especially if you are a regular chewer…
Recently, about thirty women, were asked whose ages were mostly under the age of forty, if they carried chewing gum with them. Twenty seven of the thirty were able to pull out a pack of gum, some even going as far as telling me why they loved a particular brand/flavor of gum.
While this demographic is not representative of all women, 90% of them chewed gum on a daily basis, some consuming more than one stick per day. As with many things that we expose our bodies to on a daily basis, let’s take a moment and analyze the ingredients of chewing gum and ask some important questions that pertain to whether it contributes to good health.
How many of us have looked at the ingredients on a pack of gum?
If you have, do you know what each one of the substances is?
Is a stick of chewing gum more of a “cancer stick” than a cigarette?
As you will see below, commercial gum products are some of the most toxic substances that you can expose your body too and literally can lead to some of the worst diseases on the planet.
Here is a list of the most common ingredients in the most popular chewing gum products on the market:
Sorbitol, Xylitol, Mannitol, Maltitol
Gum Base
Natural and Artificial Flavors
Hydrogenated Coconut Oil and Starch
Aspartame –Acesulfame
Soy Lecithin
Colors (titanium oxide, blue 2 lake, red 40)
Malic Acid, Citric Acid

Ingredient #1: Gum Base.
Imagine if someone came up to you and said, “Hey, would you like to chew on some tire rubber and plastic?” You probably would politely decline and want to report this person to a doctor for a psychological evaluation. “Gum base” is a blend of elastomers, plasticizers, fillers, and resin. Some of the other ingredients that go into this mix are polyvinyl acetate, which is frequently referred to as “carpenter glue” or “white glue”. Paraffin wax is another ingredient that is a byproduct of refined petroleum. 

chicken nugget production line

can you guess what McDonald's food item this is? 

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It's what all fast-food chicken items are made of. It's chicken nuggets, patties, and the meat in fajitas... In addition the processed frozen chicken in stores is made from this.. Basically the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve... bones, eyes, feet, guts and all. It comes out looking... like this... There is more, because it's crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, and soaked in it.. Then because it taste gross it is reflavoured artificially. Finally since it is weirdly coloured like 'Pepto Bismol' pink, it is dyed with artificial colour...

PepsiCo Says It Will Halt Use of Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavor Research

A pro-life leader has won a victory in her efforts to convince soft-drink manufacturer PepsiCo to stop the use of aborted fetal cells in its research for enhancing the flavors of its products. Debi Vinnedge, executive director of Children of God for Life (COGFL), announced that in late April she had received a letter from Paul Boykas, PepsiCo’s vice president for Global Public Policy, confirming that the company will not allow the use of HEK-293 — a cell line derived from human embryonic kidney — in its partnership with Senomyx, the company with which it had inked a four-year, $30 million contract for flavor research.

Fast food, Fat profits: Obesity in America

Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050. Minorities have been even more profoundly affected. African-Americans have a 50 per cent higher prevalence of obesity and Hispanics 25 per cent higher when compared with whites. How did the situation get so out of hand? On this week's episode of Fault Lines, Josh Rushing explores the world of cheap food for Americans living at the margins. 
What opportunities do people have to eat healthy? Who is responsible for food deserts and processed food in American schools? Fault Lines finds food revolutions taking place and speaks with the people that are fighting back.

today's modern food ; it's not what youy think

Coke and Pepsi change manufacturing process to avoid cancer warning

Coca-Cola and Pepsi - file photo 
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo account for nearly 90% of the US fizzy drink market
Coca-Cola and Pepsi are changing how they make an ingredient in their drinks to avoid being legally obliged to put a cancer warning label on the bottle.
The new recipe for caramel colouring in the drinks has less 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) - a chemical which California has added to its list of carcinogens.
The change to the recipe has already been introduced in California but will be rolled out across the US.
Coca-Cola says there is no health risk to justify the change.
World's Oldest Hamburger_ McDonald's Burger From 1999 Almost Looks New

Utah man David Whipple has managed to hang on to a hamburger from McDonald's since 1999. The extraordinary part isn't the fact that he didn't throw the burger out, though -- it's that the burger barely looks like it has aged.

Appearing by phone on the TV show "The Doctors" recently, Whipple explained that the burger was discovered many years ago in his coat pocket, oddly enough. It looked the same then as it does now.

Whipple isn't the only one to discover this non-rotting burger phenomenon. In 2010, J. Kenji López-Alt conducted a series of tests for Serious Eats to figure out if various burgers would rot over time. He found that "the burger doesn't rot because its small size and relatively large surface area help it to lose moisture very fast. Without moisture, there's no mold or bacterial growth."

It isn't just burgers that have a eerily long shelf life, though. Melanie Warner, author of the book Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Foods Took Over the American Meal, conducted several food experiments earlier this year. Her findings? Fast food chicken sandwiches, store-bought guacamole and American cheese can also stand the mold-free test of time. But that's not necessarily a good thing.

8 Facts About Food That Will Totally Creep You Out

10 of The Grossest Things Found in Your Food

came across some pretty gross stuff recently with regards to food. Anything that encourages people to move away from the mainstream food industry is great. Here is a recent list of the ten grossest things found in food from across North America. Keep in mind that occurrences like these are not always made public, I wouldn’t be surprised if this happens regularly. Hopefully this will encourage more people to seek out healthy, trustworthy sources of food instead of trusting what is always  heavily marketed. The food industry is becoming transparent by the day, the people that own it and the multinational corporations they hide behind don’t have our best interests at hand.
1. A women in Minneola, Florida found a living frog inside a bag of salad greens at a Walmart. In mid 2012, there was a massive recall of bagged salad.
Ever Wonder About “Fresh Squeezed 100%” Orange Juice?

If you are like me, you probably are in a human physicality. Further, you may like baseball, or.. Orange Juice. I was that guy when I was a teen that used to come home from playing sports and instead of going for water I’d clean half the Tropicana carton because it just tasted so good. And come on, its fresh squeezed 100% orange juice. The side of the carton says the only ingredient is 100% fresh squeezed oranges!
As I got older I asked that question “How the heck do they manage to keep oranges in season all year round for these juices?” Possible answer, maybe they were unbelievably good at strategically timing the various orange types in various countries and they were able to some how make it happen. But that was obviously extremely unlikely. Then it hit me. Have you ever noticed that it doesn’t matter what carton, from what store, during any part of the year, when you pop off that safety seal and taste that first sip each brand always tastes EXACTLY THE SAME! Whether its Tropicana, Minute Maid or Oasis etc. they all have their own taste that manages to stay EXACTLY the same year after year. This was the tip off for me. This is when I started to realize there is absolutely no way this stuff is “100% fresh squeezed oranges”
Salmon Confidential
Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon.
When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by government to suppress the findings.
Tracking viruses, Morton moves from courtrooms, into British Columbia’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants.
The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save BC’s wild salmon.
The film provides surprising insight into the inner workings of government agencies, as well as rare footage of the bureaucrats tasked with managing our fish and the safety of our food supply.

Wegmans Cruelty

Wegmans Cruelty is a documentary produced by a small investigative team from the organization Compassionate Consumers. Organization members contacted Wegmans Food Markets to try to hold some meaningful dialogue about the conditions at Wegmans Egg Farm, and were then misled and dismissed by Wegmans representatives. The team set out to capture actual footage inside the farm and create a film based on their experience. The film features statements from Wegmans representatives, interviews with the investigators, and footage of what life and death is like inside of an "Animal Care Certified" battery cage facility.

Meat Glue Secret

This white powder sold by the kilo, is the meat industry's dirty little secret. It's called "meat glue." It makes pieces of beef, lamb, chicken or fish that would normally be thrown out stick together so closely that it looks like a solid piece of meat.

Breast Implants In Wendy's Natural-Cut French Fries? Weird Food Additives, Nutrition

The Crazy Amount Of Sugar Hiding In Random Foods


by SEAN POULTER, Daily Mail

Shoppers are being fobbed off with low-quality chicken pumped full of chemicals, water and even pig skin.
About 40 per cent of the imported chicken sold by catering suppliers undergoes heavy processing.
The meat that results is so rubbery and tasteless it is known in the trade as ‘plastic chicken’.
Huge quantities are involved – about 60,000 tons a year – in what amounts to a massive food fraud.
Most of the meat comes from processors in Holland and Belgium, who bring in cheap chickens from Thailand and pump the meat with a chemical mix.
The treatment is now so sophisticated that what seems like a fresh, plump chicken breast might be only 51 per cent meat.
Much of the plastic chicken goes to curry houses, Chinese restaurants and takeaways, often disguised with highly- spiced sauces and colourings. There are concerns that some is sold to small butchers, while supermarket foods could also include suspect supplies.
The details – to be revealed in tomorrow’s Panorama – will confirm the fears of British and Irish watchdogs. BBC TV investigators found many of the supermarkets use chicken with added water in ready meals. The stores say adding small amounts of water to the flesh prevents the meat from drying out.
But the Food Standards Agency is concerned that Moslems, who for religious reasons do not eat pig meat, might be consuming chicken that contains pork DNA.
Panorama found traces of pig DNA in own-label chicken nuggets sold by Sainsbury’s, although this is being viewed as accidental contamination.
The ingredients on what looks like a ‘natural’ chicken breast can include a bizarre cocktail of materials designed to hold in the water.
They will include salt, stabilisers (E450, E451), the milk protein lactose and the sweeteners dried glucose syrup and dextrose to counteract the salt.
The use of pig material may be described – where there are labels – as hydrolised protein.
Flavour enhancers such as E649 and E621 are also often used to disguise the washed-out taste.

Watch The Video That Coca-Cola And McDonald's Hope You Never See
Marketing Food to Children: Anna Lappe at TEDxManhattan 

  • 1:14 How her daughter's obsession with one particular person made her realize what was happening.
  • 2:20 Can you guess how much money the food industry spends marketing to kids?
  • 3:15 There's even a term for the way they make children more annoying.
  • 3:55 Find out just how many thousands of ads kids see if they watch a regular amount of television. 
  • 4:30 Here's why just turning off the TV isn't a solution.
  • 4:50 Learn which school supplies are now sponsored by junk food.
  • 5:54 Find out how companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are straight-up conning school communities to buy their products. 
  • 6:47 Here's what she finds most upsetting.
  • 8:10 And here's how they get even more information about kids.
  • 9:30 She talks about the life and death consequences that hang in the balance with this issue.
  • 10:24 We're seeing the most depressing innovations in health care now thanks to the food industry.
  • 12:00 You'll never believe where McDonald's wanted to advertise.
  • 13:01 Find out who's fighting these food behemoths and saving generations to come.
Scientists using stem cells to grow hamburger in a lab


by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Just because those cute little bear-shaped bottles at the grocery store say “honey” on them does not necessarily mean that they actually contain honey. A comprehensive investigation conducted by Food Safety News (FSN) has found that the vast majority of so-called honey products sold at grocery stores, big box stores, drug stores, and restaurants do not contain any pollen, which means they are not real honey.
For the investigation, Vaughn Bryant, one of the nation’s leading melissopalynologists, or experts in identifying pollen in honey, and director of the Palynology Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University, evaluated more than 60 products labeled as “honey” that had been purchased by FSN from ten states and the District of Columbia.
Bryant found that 76 percent of “honey” samples purchased from major grocery store chains like Kroger and Safeway, and 77 percent of samples purchased from big box chains like Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart, did not contain any pollen. Even worse were “honey” samples taken from drug stores like Walgreens and CVS, and fast food restaurants like McDonald’s and KFC, 100 percent of which were found to contain not a trace of pollen.
The full FSN report with a list of all the pollen-less “honey” brands can be accessed here:…

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