The Truth About Organic Foods

Want to know the truth about organic foods?

I’ve been reading  a book called Pandora’s Lunchbox and it’s absolutely frightening what goes into most of our store-bought food…

Powders, chemicals, emulsifiers, and other poisons… All to either prevent mold and increase shelf life, or to cut down costs for the food manufacturers.

Consider these disgusting and shocking examples:

  • While cocaine was removed from Coca-Cola years ago, it’s still formulated to get you high. Each can of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake. Under normal circumstances, the extreme sweetness of this much sugar would immediately cause you to vomit uncontrollably. However, since all that sugar is addictive and keeps you coming back for more, Coca-Cola adds phosphoric acid – An ingredient that cuts the sweetness to manageable levels.
  • Foods like chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and bologna look like a disgusting pink goo before they’re “reformed” into the shapes you buy at the store. This sludge is made through a process called mechanical separation, which is a cost-effective way to ‘smooth out’ bone remnants left after the de-boning process. The process results in excessive bacteria, which is fixed by washing the meat in ammonia. To cover up that delicious ammonia flavor, the meat is then re-flavoured artificially to resemble meat.
  • Chewing Gum contains lanolin, which is an oily substance found in sheep wool. Lanolin is touted as beneficial in tons of different lotions and skincare products because it softens up your hands… But lo-and-behold, it also softens up your chewing gum. Every time you chew, you’re chewing sheep sweat.
  • Ever use Shellac to shine up your wood and furniture? Well, it’s also been known to be used  to improve the shine of certain foods like jelly beans. And those orange and purple jelly beans? Those colors come from chemical dyes that have been shown to slow down brain function.
  • Did you know that Kraft Singles and other packaged cheeses are not allowed (BY LAW) to be called cheese anymore? They have to be called “cheese-like substance” instead because they have so many additives, chemicals and flavoring agents. Check the package the next time you’re in the store.

Right… I think I’ll stick with the farmers market!

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