17 Apr '11, 3am

10 Weird and Gross Ingredients in Processed Food | WebEcoist via @webecoist

10 Weird and Gross Ingredients in Processed Food | WebEcoist via @webecoist

i might just be bone headed and steel stomached, but I care so little about this it’s amazing. Usually these articles are interesting (an not to mention relevant to my studies for a degree as an environmental geoscientist) and as this is my homepage I read most of them, but the tone of this article is firstly disturbingly sensationalist. The not so subtle implication of what Alex Felsinger is suggesting is that by putting all these ingredients in our food they are unfit for human consumption, or outright harmful. There are numerous laws in the west, which these big companies DO adhere to to make sure their product is essentially not harmful. It’s not necessarily good, but eating hair in dough isn’t going to kill you. These ingredients are so tiny in quantity and processed in factories that they bear hardly any resemblance to where they were extracted from, physically and i...

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