18 Horrifying Facts About How Your Food Is Made

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We all know by now that the food industry is pretty shady. But the stuff they make is just so delicious and cheap that nobody cares. We challenged our readers to come up with facts about the way our food is made that are startling enough to make us put down our burgers and sodas.

Let us know in the comments, if it worked.

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Entry by Andrea Meno

What gives food a vibrant, inviting look? Crude oil. CHoBA In most cases, companies make food coloring from petroleum, or crude oil. And a lot of food

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Entry by PookieJones

Potato chips are treated with sodium bisulfite. You know, the chemical you normally find in cleaning products. AlAX Check the label, they call it E222

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Entry by Andrea Meno

Your cereal shares an ingredient with jet fuel. JET FUEL ONLY Food companies use the chemical BHT in foods like cereals, to prevent them from losing c

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Entry by vashishta4381

CRACKED.CON BREAD OFTEN CONTAINS L-CYSTEINE AS PRESERVATIVE WHICH IS MOSTLY MADE FROM HUMAN HAIR & DUCK FEATHERS

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Lovin' that chocolate drizzle on your McDonald's Hot Fudge Sundae? Turns out, the creamy delight contains glycerin, a wetting solvent commonly found i

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Entry by Wyrmologist

ENJOY THE BUTTERY SMELL OF POPCORN? GR PICK UP HERE MICROWAVE POPCORN CAN GIVE YOU LUNG DISEASE Just breathing in Diacetyl, a chemical used in the but

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Soda fountains often dispense bacteria typically found in poop, even though they are regularly cleaned and maintained. oca- Cola makes the meal IF Exp

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Entry by vashishta4381

SHELLAC LUC BUG Shellac is a sticky substance secreted by these creepy little bugs called lacs Which is used to make those shiny, colourful, sugary

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Pigs are often stunned with carbon dioxide prior to slaughter!

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Entry by kunal_ansh

CRACKED.COM Red No.3 or Erythrosine is a dye approved by the FDA for use in foods like bubblegum and strawberry milk among others, yet the FDA has ban

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Entry by Andrea Meno

Your fruit juice contains arsenic. 100% JUICE 130% Vitamin C FLAVOREO BLE 33 OF APPLE PINEARL As 150 GRAPE, MANGO AND Arsenic ES JUICE FROM CONCENTRAT

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Entry by MarkFox

Enjoying your Fig Newton? Next time you pop one in your mouth, try not to think about the female pollinating as she lays her eggs inside the fig, and

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Entry by rabbbit

Caramel coloring is the stuff used to make soda and other foods deliciously brown. It's made from burnt sugar and ammoniaoo you know, the noxious chem

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Entry by The_MoHan

CRAGKED.COM Bad news for vegetarians who like yogurt: Some brands contain beef gelatin. yoplait yoplait yoplait yoplait yoplait whips! thick & origina

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Entry by munagam07

SO, what gives this cuisine that goth look? Activated Charcoal! Activated Charcoal adds nothing to the food or drink beyond the color, and can actuall

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Entry by Maclise

There's seaweed extract in your ice cream. Commercial ice cream manufacturers use carrageenan as a gelling agent, which comes from red algae seaweed.

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Entry by TopTenMe

According to FDA regulations tomato juice passes inspection as long as it contains less than 10 FLY EGGS per 100 grams. Yum.

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Entry by PookieJones

HoW are oysters made? Well, they're not. They're served alive. Restaurants and stores keep them chilled and moist in order to keep them breathing beca