The more we discover about the negative consequences of food manufacturing, the more anxious we get about feeding ourselves. As they say, there really is no free lunch.

It is now widely acknowledged that our food has a significant environmental impact. Agriculture accounts for over 30% of global emissions. Pesticides and herbicides used to grow our food are mostly to blame for environmental degradation and devastation. But, in terms of environmental impact, which foods are the worst? Most of your favorite foods, at the risk of alarming you, are definitely among the worst!

In a system of mass production, the objective is to manufacture as much product as possible at the lowest possible cost. You might notice some cheap, shoddy quality in things like vehicles and toys, but when it comes to products we ingest, cutting corners can be downright nasty. Here are 15 moments when food corporations went too far.

BURGER KING'S HORSE MEAT BURGER KING TM CRACKED.COM In 2013, European meat suppliers were caught mixing horse meat with beef. The top company involved was Burger King, and after trace amounts of horse meat were found in their supply chain, they immediately switched suppliers.

Source: rd

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TACO BELL'S MYSTERY MEAT YOU ? CRACKED COM In 2011, a lawsuit claimed that Taco Bell's beef was only 35% meat, and according to the USDA, it can't really call itselfbeef. Taco Bell spent millions trying to debunk the claim, stating that it's 88% beef, leaving us wondering what's in anywhere from 12-65% of that meat.

Source: npr

 

EXPIRED MEAT KFC CRACKED CON In 2014, undercover reporters filmed an American-owned Shanghai factory changing the dates on expired meat before sending it to McDonald's and KFC locations in China. KFC's parent company, Yum Brands, dropped the supplier, while McDonald's used the same company but a different plant.

Source: rd

YOGA MAT BREAD CRACKED.COM Namaste. Azodicarbonamide is used in yoga mats to turn liquid chemicals into spongy foam, so it just makes sense to use it in spongy bread. Banned in Europe and carcinogenic in lab mice, it is FDA approved and used by Subway, McDonald's, Wendy's, Dunkin' Donuts, and almost 500 foods in the US.

Source: npr

 

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