What if the food you’re eating isn’t as sugar and spice and everything nice as you think? Yes, we heard that sometimes there are weird things that are placed in our food to make it more delicious but there are also some shocking ingredients that we don’t know of that are place in our food. This is not surprising considering the advancements in modern food technology which is always looking for new food additives and new ways to reduce costs and maximise profits.
I wanted to share this fact because I thought that you guys might have problems in making your own self product so I’m telling you guys the shocking secrets ingredients right here. Just kidding. FYI, just in case if you guys are wondering where I got this information, I got it from this book I read, its entitled “SHOCKING INGREDIENTS IN YOUR FOOD AND OTHER PRODUCTS”. If you guys are interested you can buy it only at a price of RM12 at the any POPULAR shop with a discount of 25% if you add any item with your purchase.
So okayyyyyyyyy, here is a list that I think would get your eyes to keep reading this stuff because really dude, it’s kinda weird and it might help with your-self making ingredients problems.! *kidding again*
1) Dead cats and dogs are rendered to a make pet food.
No wonder your cat/dog won’t eat the pet food!!! It’s their own kind and familyyyyyy?! I wonder if that time when I gave my cat some cat food, she was staring it and started purring and rubbing her body against the bowl, I guess that was her mom??? Because she would only do that to me and her mom, no wonder her mom has been gone for 15 years. ! Did I made ya cry??? Well wipe ‘em tears buddy cause I never have a cat~~~
Okay back to the topic (our real business here), RENDERING is a process that converts waste animal tissue into commercial, value-added materials. Rendering is referred to any processing of animal products into more useful materials, or more narrowly to the rendering of whole animal fatty tissue into purified fats like lard or tallow. That means not only dead cats and dogs are rendered even wastes from slaughterhouses, animal by-products also include dead farm animals, carcasses from slaughterhouses, animal shelters, zoos, race courses, veterinarians, and products of animal origin not intended for human consumption.
Catering waste that contains or has been in contact with meat products, whether cooked or uncooked, are also collected. Some other products derived from animal rendering are meat-and-bone-meal, fats, gelatine, collagen, pet food, and etc. Every year, more than 10 million tons of meat by-products derived from healthy animals are produced in the European Union. This material is then transformed into variety of products used in human food, animal feed and cosmetics, and for pharmaceutical and other industrial and technical uses. For example:
· Mixture of bones, meat trimmings and offal are rendered into fats and into animals proteins which are then used in human food, animal feed, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and technical products.
· Offal and meat trimmings are used fresh raw material in pet food and pharmaceuticals.
· Mucus from the animal intestines is usually washed in the slaughterhouse. The intestine wash water contains valuable mucus that can be recovered, cleaned to remove pathogens, concentrated, and spraydried.
2) What are you really putting on your lips?
Anyone who has seen how sausage is made will most likely never eat sausage again. What, you still don’t know about how sausages are made?! What is wrong with you? Go search ‘em up on youtube but if you’re really a sausage lover I advise you to not watch it cause dude, it might ruin your life~~
Carmine is the beautiful, rich shade of crimson most often associated with lipstick comes with carmine, a natural food colouring that has been in production for centuries. Carmine is produced through the boiling of highly pigmented BEETLES. It has been known to cause irritation and allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to it. So, when you have a daughter later, you can name her Carmine, a beautiful name as ‘its’ colour~
3) Would you still eat meat???? Animals fed with filth!
Industrial agriculture is one of the top 4 things which future generations will condemn us.
What chicken eat?
If allowed to roam about, chickens will eat grains, seeds and insects. But factory-farmed chickens are fed toxic arsenic (a cancer-causing compound) , and a frightening elixir of drugs that include caffeine, banned antibiotics and even Prozac (a feel ‘good’ antidepressant drug).
What cows eat?
Feedlot cows are fed detrimental amounts of grain, lots of antibiotics, filth and all kinds of crap including chewing gum! In-large scale indoor cattle- breeding, cows are fed “chicken litter” and indirectly eat parts from cows.
4) Hair and feathers in your bread!
Bread is the most common and traditional food around the world. A traditional loaf needs only ingredients namely flour, yeast, water and salt, but you guys just read the topic above right??? So I’m pretty sure that bread isn’t that boring with just those ingredients. Okay first lemme tell you guys about L-cysteine that is used as a dough conditioner and flavour enhancer. This is a non-essential amino acid added to many baked goods as a dough conditioner in order to speed up the industrial processing of bread. It is usually not added directly to flour intended for home use, but you’ll find it throughout commercial breads such as pizza dough, bread rolls and pastries. So guys after reading that I think you guys fully understand the use of L-cysteine now right? Then I should tell you guys that L-cysteine is directly synthesised in laboratories, most of it is extracted from a cheap and abundant natural protein source-human and feathers!
5) Unexpected and hidden animal ingredients
Vegetarians who have switched to an animal-free lifestyle are determined to keep animal by-products out of their diet. As they spot the hidden animal ingredients lurking on the supermarket shelves. Most of the hidden animal products that they are likely to encounter are ingredients that pop up in every day foodstuffs. The problem is some of them are in unexpected places.
FYI, to vegetarians, yes I know you guys think that food that is not meat- like does not contain “animal” but let me tell you guys something..you guys know what rennet is? It’s an enzyme that comes from the stomach of calves and is used most commonly in the manufacture of cheeses. It is possible to buy vegetarian cheese and rennet can be obtained from other sources that do not come from animals. So guys,choose your cheese wisely if you’re a vegetarian.
Well that sums up of things I wanna share today, thanks for reading guys! I hope it was useful as it was to me J .