1- The most expensive coffee in the world is brewed from beans partially digested and defecated by toddy cats. How do you take your “poo”? With sugar and cream please.
2- The common bread ingredient L-cysteine is derived from human hair. Don’t believe it’s only hair from your head if you know what I mean; eeuww!
3- Chicken McNuggets contain industrial chemicals. TBHQ, a petroleum derivative, is used as a stabilizer in oil field chemicals amongst other things. TBHQ has been linked to stomach tumors. Another chemical used as an ingredient is Dimethylpolysiloxane which is a type of silicone. It is used as a filler for breast implants, and is the key ingredient in Silly Putty.
4- High-fructose corn syrup, found in many foods, is made using a toxic chemical catalyst known as glutaraldehyde. This chemical is so dangerous that small quantities can burn holes in the human stomach. It can also severely irritate the lungs, eyes and throat and can cause headaches or dizziness if inhaled.
5- The seed inside a peach contains a nut which holds a potent anti-cancer medicine called laetrile. This cure is one of many supressed by the FDA.
6- When microwave popcorn is cooked, it gives off a toxic chemical gas that damages the lungs. This chemical, called diacetyl, is the cause of a crippling and irreversible disease known as bronchiolitis obliterans. Most microwave popcorn companies stopped using diacetyl only to replace it with chemicals that have the exact same effects.
7- The chemicals in garlic are so potent that they can cause second or even third-degree burns when left long enough on the skin. In some cases the burns can be severe enough to require skin grafting.
8- A large number of processed foods contain a derivative of coal tar that has been linked to hyperactivity in children.
9- Every ounce of meat in the food industry is contaminated with mad cow disease. The only way to stay safe is by renouncing meat. “Mad cow disease is a progressive brain-wasting-disease that is always fatal. It is caused by a type of defective protein known as a prion and cannot be cured. The factory farming practices of feeding animals on the nervous tissue of other animals first caused the ballooning spread of mad cow disease and created the current crisis. When it became clear what had happened, many countries banned feeding the tissue of ruminants (cows, sheep and goats) to other ruminants. There’s just one problem: ruminant tissue (including nervous tissue) is still fed to everything else. That means that chicken, farmed fish, and any other kind of meat might contain mad cow prions.”-Mike Adams
Let us know which of the 9 facts you found to be most shocking!
Source: 25 Amazing Facts About Food by Mike Adams & David Guiterrez