22 Foods That Have Totally Changed Over Time

People make a big fuss about GMO foods these days because, well, apparently they have nothing better to complain about? Because if people just sat down and read up on the culinary past, they'd learn that modifying the shit we put in our bodies has always been apart of human history.

Hey! Look at that! We dug up that past for you!

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Entry by Hildifons

There are fewer Cows in the U.S. now than in 1974, but beef production remains the same at a whopping 50 billion pounds per year. Why? Cows have chang

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Entry by MibHatesUsAll

Before they became the iconic dispensable candies of our collective childhood, R were originally invented in 1927 to be anti-smoking mints L SUpER TE

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Caviar used to be SO worthless that in the 19th century, bars served it for free, like peanuts, to make customers get thirsty and drink more. Now it c

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Entry by MibHatesUsAll

Before modern refrigeration, Russians dropped frogs in their milk to keep it fresh. And it worked. Research shows that the amphibians skin secretions

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Entry by djHanDon

WILD CABBAGE, ORIGINALLY A TINY HERB, SUFFERED ARTIFIIAL SELEETION FOR THOUSANDS OF VEARS UNTIL IT BEGAD TO TAKE on many DIFFERENT FORMS: Brassica ole

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Entry by Wyrmologist

This painting by Giovanni Stanchi shows what watermelons looked like in the 1600s. Watermelons used to taste either bland or bitter, so selective bree

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Entry by kuyog

CRACKED COM When James Dewar first made Twinkies in 1930, he filled them with a banana cream filling. Then WW2 came along, cutting him off from his ba

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Entry by djHanDon

CRACKED CONT Carrots used to be purple white or until the 17th century. Legend has it that the Netherlands developed the orange variety to honor their

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Entry by Maclise

U.S. commercial turkeys have grown 81% larger since 1960. Consumer preference has encouraged farmers to raise turkeys with more delicious breast meat-

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Nutella was originally sold in solid blocks which you'd slice and put between 2 slices of bread It didn't become a spreadable paste for many years hst

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Entry by John E.

CRACKEDOON SUSHI When originally invented over a thousand years ago, sushi was made using fermented fish. It wasn't until the 1 800s that fresh fish s

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Entry by MibHatesUsAll

Ever heard of Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda? You might know it better as up 7-Up originally contained lithium and was marketed as a tonic that s

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Entry by pundemic

VEGANS WONDERING WHY EGGPLANTS HAVE EGG IN THEIR NAME? WELL, FOR THE LEAST OBVIOUS REASONS, DURING THE 1600s EGGPLANTS WERE SMALL AND RESEMBLED EGGS.

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Entry by djHanDon

The original e-tsup was a sauce made in 544AD's China, using fermented fish guts. Later, Europeans tried many versions of it: with mushrooms, beer, an

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Entry by Wyrmologist

AIRLINE FOOD IN THE 1960S Back then, flying was a rarity, so the airline market was very competitive. Airlines served full meals, some had a dessert s

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RAGKEDCON M m happy M A MOI BAWMA MIRE M The portion size of fries in McDonald's Happy Meals are 1.3 ounces smaller now than they were a few decades a

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Entry by MibHatesUsAll

There's no food that's more American than apple pie But the apple pie known and loved today is very different to the apple pie of George Washingtion's

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Entry by PookieJones

CHOCOLATE WASN'T ALWAYS SWEET AND SOLID The history of chocolate goes back at least 2000 years, and back then it was a bitter drink. Chocolate as we k

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Trix cereal no longer has the colours green or blue. Trix They stopped using artificial colours in recent years and couldn't find any natural ingredie

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Entry by pundemic

UNDERCOVER SPIES, AT LEAST IN MOVIES, POP CYANIDE PILLS, WHEN EXPOSED. WILD OR PREHISTORIC ALMONDS WOULD'VE CRAUN BEEN EQURLLY EFFECTIVE. Earlier on,

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

The nutrient value of fruits and vegetables is declining. A 1999 study that compared nutritional data of garden crops between 1950 and 1999 revealed t

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Entry by John E.

Today's Swiss cheese has fewer holes than it did a few decades ago. The reason is that modern dairies have improved to the point that they have become

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