15 myths about the American food
Officially, the most popular pastime in America is football, but only formally. In fact, most Americans love to eat.
Hot dogs and apple pies have become a symbol of American life. But do we know all of the truth that is hidden behind familiar to us food? Here are some suspicious activities of food industry, which take place in our right under the nose.
1. New Cola
Remember "New Coke" of 1980? Release of the new formula still read one of the biggest marketing flops. Some believe that it was done deliberately, and Coca-Cola specifically used a new formula to hide the transition from sugar to cheaper corn syrup, high fructose. Buyers were so glad to return to the "original" formula that barely noticed the substitution. (Although, Snopes.com show that corn syrup was a member of the Coca-Cola until "New Coke.")
2 Patient burger, man!
In 2009, The New York Times published the facts unappetizing food industry activities. Despite the fact that suppliers and retailers are prohibited from trading meat containing E. coli virus (E. coli), "tens of thousands of people each year become infected with these pathogens, say federal health officials, and the usual burgers are the main carriers of the disease," reports The Times . Devotees of conspiracy theories believe that Meat Trade Company specifically sold (and still selling) low-quality meat the Americans, not to suffer losses due to the removal of potentially infected meat, although there is no direct evidence of this.
3. Obesity as a dependency
Not just sex, drugs and cigarettes are addictive. Former MD David Kessler authorized the Food and Drug Administration for Control sure that certain foods were created to be addictive. In his book "The End of overeating," Kessler explains that the combination of fat, sugar and salt stimulates the brain's pleasure zones such that we become dependent on food has never been an unprecedented degree. This combination of stimulants leads us to the fact that we can not stop there.
4. Roast chicken in Kentucky: What's in a name?
In 1991 Fried chicken in Kentucky (Kentucky Fried Chicken) abruptly shortened its name to KFC. Officially, it happened because of disagreements with the Kentucky authorities but town gossip quickly spread on the internet, telling that the fast-food chain could no longer legally use the word "chicken" in its name due to the fact that they do not serve chicken, they serve ... something else. Were rumors that the animals that eventually become crispy slices and hot wings were genetically altered beyond recognition: six hips, without feet, without beaks, and almost boneless. KFC called the rumors nonsense, adding: "We buy our chickens from the same manufacturer, which you can find at your local store."
5. The war on raw food
Last August, the armed forces of the State Department of Agriculture agents in Los Angeles County Sheriff's Control Center management zabolevaniyi Los Angeles raided on a number of productions of raw food, the heads of which were then secretly interrogated. NaturalNews reported that the first test was carried out in Rawesome Foods, health food store, where by purchasing the club could buy raw milk and cheese. (The case is still pending.) The question is why the government is so afraid of raw milk (for which he also developed pasteurization rule itself)? After all, in Europe, raw milk can be bought anywhere. Perhaps Big Brother is afraid that Americans will turn into Frenchmen.
6. The global food crisis of
While America struggles with obesity among the population of the country all over the world are struggling with lack of food. In his book "Postmodern Imperialism" Eric Walberg writes that the projected price hikes, deterioratsiya soil and stagnation in the food industry - all part of a secret group of powerful people plan aimed to ensure that control the world's food supply and strengthen its power. Wahlberg cites some examples, such as the war in the Middle East, because of which very increased food prices, and subsidies in rich countries, due to which they control the local farming and poor countries are out of the food market. But the real proof of the existence of this secret group of conspirators is not enough.
7. Sodium Glutamate can fry your brain
Monosodium glutamate is known as a flavor enhancer. But it can also provoke headaches. It is very likely that these two features are related to each other, and the food industry is clearly aware of this. World conspiracy theorists suggest that the substance that acts on the nerve endings in your language, causing it to taste to a greater extent, the same effect on the neurons of the brain, causing cell death. Food industry ignores this side effect, because it is beneficial for people to buy food products containing sodium glutamate.
8. The medical industry
A group of journalists who are investigating in the field of power, created a blog Liberty Power. They suggested that the modern food intentionally infect a variety of diseases that people needed to see a doctor. Was also marked by the fact that the increasing pressure on manufacturers 'natural' medicines (herbs, teas and so on. D.) To obtain a license to manufacture these drugs, they need to go through a very long process of registration as a drug. In Europe, the sellers of chamomile and St. John's wort must already pay a decent amount for an opportunity to sell herbs. It turns out that the saying "An apple for dinner, and the doctor does not need" to be taken literally, and soon, to buy fruit, you will need to get a prescription?
9. Dairy Industry
Popular commercials in the spirit of "Would you like some milk?" Not only encourages people to drink milk or dairy industry also bring a cloud of money. While the bulk of the advertising of milk products is based on the prevention of osteoporosis with the help of milk, some studies, such as the National Dairy farming Council show that bone strength can be enhanced to a greater degree of plant foods than animal products and especially milk.
10. Honey and bee
The bees may become endangered species. Most of the scientists believe that it is due to the aggravation of the ecological situation. The newspaper The Globe and Mail reports that beekeepers in China use huge doses of antibiotics for the treatment of hives. Antibiotics penetrate the honey and give it a bitter taste. To remove it, while filling in it add sugar or corn syrup. And you can not be identified by a label, which you eat honey. On the honey produced in China, wrote that he was from Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan. This allows you to sell honey from impurities without additional taxation. Buy local honey bees - the nectar of local flowers can reduce allergy symptoms.
11. Bionic alfalfa
Food, Monsanto produces genetically modified alfalfa, which is resistant to the herbicide Roundup, and Ronnie cammin from Secret planet convinced that it is dangerous for animals, and for farmers, and even the soil. The dissemination of such alfalfa lead to the fact that there will be "superfamily", which will be needed even more powerful herbicides. This cycle can continue until such time as the food will become uninhabitable. Monsanto has denied that such a result is their goal, and urgently appealed for the production of a resolution in the US Department of Agriculture.
12. Organic food
If the production of organic products do not use chemicals and pesticides, why is it so expensive? Writer Anna Ghazawi of Women's Health believes that high prices - wine state, which allocates huge subsidies to farms producing inorganic products. These subsidies have appeared during the Great Depression, when the state began to support family farms, in order to avoid product shortages. In our time, these subsidies are allocated irrespective of the financial needs and basically get to agribusiness giants. Organic farms and small farms are strangled big agriculture.
13. Government food
In the short film "The Secret of the last secret weapon", a radio journalist Alex Jones claims that genetically modified products are used Western party elite to control the population. Infertility patients and stillborn children - all this, according to Jones, is caused by modified products commissioned by the government. Jones believes the reason for miscarriage and low birth weight, various food additives such as aspartame ( "waste product of Escherichia coli"). However, strong evidence of this yet.
14. Sick chickens
Salmonella, harmful bacteria, which is found in pork, beef and chicken meat annually causes about 40,000 poisonings in the United States. The best way to avoid infection is to destroy the affected meat still in a slaughterhouse. Currently, the inspectors of the US Department of Agriculture checked about 45 chickens a minute to make sure that there are no visible signs of damage. Industry engaged in breeding poultry, constantly refers to the government to increase the number of birds being tested up to 200 per minute, if this is not enough, to enable them to control the process themselves. This means that the production will not only control themselves, but they will do it six times faster.
The organization "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" (PETA), aimed at combating abuse of animals and eating meat, causes a massive controversy. If you believe the commercials of PETA, released in 2012, the transition to vegetarianism will make you much sexier. The head of the organization PETA Lindsey Wright in an interview with Yahoo! He has explained the commercial: "It was a way to more playful form explain to people how to affect cholesterol and fat in foods of animal origin. They cause heart disease, and this in turn can trigger impotence. "