The 6 Creepiest Lies The Food Industry Is Feeding You

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:confused: are these really true? In the US or everywhere?
 
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:confused: are these really true? In the US or everywhere?

They link to their sources in the actual article. I'm not sure how widespread they all are, but I would imagine that most cheap and processed foods use similar methods to cut costs - poor cuts and scraps, factory farming, bulking out quality product with cheap crap... It's pretty standard practice everywhere.
 

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They link to their sources in the actual article. I'm not sure how widespread they all are, but I would imagine that most cheap and processed foods use similar methods to cut costs - poor cuts and scraps, factory farming, bulking out quality product with cheap crap... It's pretty standard practice everywhere.

You're right and that is also one of the reasons why I never buy processed food.
 

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They link to their sources in the actual article. I'm not sure how widespread they all are, but I would imagine that most cheap and processed foods use similar methods to cut costs - poor cuts and scraps, factory farming, bulking out quality product with cheap crap... It's pretty standard practice everywhere.

Shudder, sorry I missed the links. Gross. Looks like most of them quote british, recent newspaper articles (which actually were interesting to read in themselves). Glad only two of them really affect me!
 

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The soy sauce one is common knowledge really. As is the wasabi one. Real soy sauce isn't much of a problem - Kikkoman is a brewed brand that is widely available. I've never seen real wasabi though. I only see the horseradish-colored-green stuff.
 

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I thought Cracked was just a humor site. But this article seems legit. And it was an interesting read.
 

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I thought Cracked was just a humor site. But this article seems legit. And it was an interesting read.

They do quite a few "real, but amusing" type features. They're usually much funnier than the actual humor pieces.
 

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yeah, i knew that stuff. it's a little disturbing. there was a program ran in the UK in 2008 that exposed some absolutely foul stuff, and went on to become a series called 'Britain's Really Disgusting Food' , that covered this sort of thing, and worse besides. It's pretty graphic (and also very amusing in a sick sort of way, cos it's british, and it's done by a relatively crude comedian, and it's aimed at um... not the usual documentary watching crowd, anyway).

episodes include:

part 1 of meat:

part 1 of dairy:

part 1 of fish:

an article about the series says, amongst other things:


Unlike Mr Spurlock, he engineers products himself in a makeshift laboratory to expose the legal production and labelling tricks used by the food business. In the first show, he demonstrates how it was possible to make a legally saleable chicken kiev with 10 per cent chicken meat and a large amount of breadcrumbs, skin and other animal by-products and, with the help of an industry expert, raised the amount of "meat" on the label to 17 per cent.
He also discovered the secret of a microwaveable lamb shank that lasts for 12 months out of the fridge being sold by a cash-and-carry outlet promoted by Gordon Ramsay. The foul-mouthed chef, who in an episode of Kitchen Nightmares described the meal as "**** in a bag", later explained he no longer endorsed the company.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/m...savoury-truth-of-food-production-1816859.html
 

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Is there something wrong with sunflower oil, or is this more aimed at people who try to get really expensive stuff and actually don't?