The 6 Creepiest Lies the Food Industry is Feeding You | Cracked.com

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Fake Honey and Spices-Nader Nazemi

Fake Honey and Spices

Your Honey and Spices are fake

#6. Your Honey and Spices Are Fake


The Horror:

Take honey, for example. You’d think it’s a pretty straightforward product — bees make it, bears steal it from the bees, you eat it. Or something. But the truth is that pretty much all the major players in the industry knowingly buy their honey from dodgy sources in China — a country that, for instance, has no qualms in purveying pepper that is entirely made from mud.


#5. Your Chicken Is Pumped Full of Weird Liquids


Chicken-Nader Nazemi-

Chicken

I’m not plump, I’m just Big-Boned.




The Horror:
For decades, the vast majority of our “fresh” chicken has been infused with a whole bunch of other substances, up to and including beef and pork waste. That’s bad news for HindusMuslims and anyone else who is choosing the chicken dish from the menu because contact with beef or pork is expressly forbidden by their religion.


#4. Your Meat Might Be Made from Glued-Together Scraps


Meat Glue-Nader Nazemi

Meat Glue

Meat Glue




The Horror:
There’s a substance in the meat industry‘s bag of tricks called “transglutaminase.” That’s an awful lot of syllables, so most people just call it by its nickname — meat glue. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Its intended purpose is for fancy chefs who sometimes need to stick different parts of a meal together after preparation (to make crab cakes and such), but it has another, shadier purpose among renegade butchers.


#3. Your Salmon Is Dyed Pink


Salmon Is Dyed Pink-Nader Nazemi

Salmon Is Dyed Pink

Salmon Is Dyed Pink


The Horror:
At least, that used to be how it worked. The salmon you eat today has never swum a single damn inch upstream. Instead of the Alaskan wilderness, today’s salmon only contain the spirit of the cramped, overcrowded salmon farms in which they spent their entire lives. Because the fish can’t move much and their diet consists entirely of aquarium pellets, the salmon that arrives at your local Safeway is as gray as a British winter.


#2. Kobe Beef Doesn’t Really Exist


Kobe Beef-Nader Nazemi

Kobe Beef

Kobe Beef
The Horror:
Nowhere, that’s where. Every single restaurant and beef purveyor boasting Kobe beef is lying its ass off. You have never had real Kobe beef. Not in the U.S., not in Europe, not in Australia. Unless you actually flew to Japan and specifically sought it out, you haven’t had a shadow of a chance to even sniff a Kobe steak.

 

#1. Your Olive Oil Is Fake, Thanks to the Mob

Fake Olive Oil-Nader Nazemi

Fake Olive Oil

Fake olive Oil
The Horror:
As crazy as it sounds, olive oil piracy is one of the Italian Mafia’s most lucrative enterprises, to the extent that it appears that most olive oil on the market is either greatly diluted or completely forged by a massive shadow industry that involves major names such as Bertolli.


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