Many people today are stressing the importance of eating organically, they’re tending to follow the paleo food trend. This is because so many food companies are adding in chemicals to their products. These chemicals are foreign to the human body and are recognized as toxic.
Why would companies basically poison their customers? Well, it’s because they’re benefiting from it. It’s financially cheaper to add chemicals such as preservatives and hormones to products that people consume. It’s financially cheaper to add small amounts of meat to “vegetarian” products. In some cases, it’s even a matter of population control. Food producers know that the foods are toxic and are instructed by the government to purposely try to harm consumers. So, can you really trust what you eat?Warning: May Not Contain Nuts (FACT)
In 2013, producers were attempting to fill walnut shells with rocks and cement. They would then attempt to pass them off as fresh walnuts. This started in order to increase profits. The manufacturers would receive double the profit for selling half the amount of walnuts. The overall price of walnuts in China has increased greatly, due to traditions involving them. The process was done by splitting open the shell, removing the core, filling it with concrete, and then gluing it shut. In order to spot a fake walnut, consumers had to look for a thin, white line of glue around the split in the shell. This was an ongoing issue in China for a while but seems to be lessened greatly today due to the arrest of these manufacturers.
Kentucky Fried...Oh, Wait… (FICTION)
The well-known six-winged, four-legged, two-headed genetically modified chicken has been making it’s way around the internet. The claim is that this mutated animal is the source of KFC’s “chicken.” KFC has recently stated that they do use genetically modified chickens. The image collect via email by Snopes.com is blatantly photoshopped. There has been more controversy over why KFC has chosen to shorten their name from Kentucky Fried Chicken. Some say it’s because they don’t use real chicken anymore so they can’t have it in their title. The real reason, stated by KFC themselves, is that they just wanted an abbreviated title, similar to how people don’t refer to IHOP as International House of Pancakes. Another rumor floating around is that they’re not allowed to use the term “chicken” anymore, which is entirely false. According to these rumors they had to remove all terms using “chicken” off their menus and out of their advertisements. This is not true, their menus still have a chicken section.
Glow-in-the-Dark Pork? (FACT)
In Shanghai, China, a woman bought some pork. She used it to make dumplings for her family that evening, and left it out in the kitchen that night. She awoke in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and noticed a faint glow coming from the kitchen area. She found that the pork was emitting a vibrant blue glow! The pork was found to be contaminated with a bacteria that caused the glow-in-the-dark feature. This was not the only sighting of the contaminated pork, it was also spotted in various restaurants throughout Shanghai.
Chipotle’s Closing in 2016 (FICTION)
Many people have heard about the recent E. Coli outbreak most likely coming from Chipotle stores. The source of the bacteria is yet to be announced, but evidence is pointing away from the Chipotle suppliers themselves. Besides that, a prank website, formerly known as FeedNewz started an internet scare about how Chipotle was closing. Anyone who clicked on this link would be taken to a page that said “You got owned!” To throw even more drama at Chipotle, there have been rumors saying that all chains will close in March of 2016 due to dog and cat meat being used. It even went as far as saying cat corpses were found in the freezers of some Denver locations. These claims are entirely false and were published by an entertainment website which claims to use a “combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.” (Huzlers.com)
Getting More Than You Bargained For? (FACT)
It has been found that in 10% of all so-called vegetarian hot dogs, small amounts of meat have been found. But, it gets better. Two percent of a small sample size of various vegetarian hot dogs were found to be contaminated with human DNA. Some people purchase special “pork-free hot dogs” for religious reasons. Some brands that were supposedly pork-free had pork chunks in them. Other brands even had stranger meats such as traces of chicken and lamb. Since you cannot always trust the packaging labels, the simple solutions are to go for the more popular and trustworthy brands, rather than the unknown brands. It makes more sense to pay an extra dollar and get exactly what you want compared to eating human DNA.