Cousin Shamrock’s colleague mentioned that new packaging labeling in Britain’s McDonald’s state that the fries “may contain up to 15% potatoes“. The colleague went on to explain that with newspapers not selling less and less each year, the same wood pulp industries are turning to fast food and prepared foods to sell off their hacked-down trees. Reading on the internet has failed to deliver in saving trees, because these lumber companies are now serving us the same wood, but as food. Surely this is very wasteful and unnecessary – aren’t potatoes easier to grow than trees?
This led Shamrock and myself into an internet search concerning additives. We found the article below. Our conclusion after reading it was that essentially, even after 100 years or so into industrialization and urbanization, humans are not urbanizing very well at all. The root cause, it seems, that these disgusting and insane products are being added to our foods – many which are essentially plastics and petroleum products that often shrink testicles and reduce manhood – would not be added to one’s own food, nor for one’s own family. Essentially urbanization means that we treat others like our own family and care about people who are strangers, because we come in contact with and do business with almost only strangers. If urbanization fails, people will constantly be trying to kill each other and everyone gets sacked with very unhealthy food and unsafe conditions. Here’s the article:
8 creepy mystery ingredients in fast food
1. Duck feathers and human hair (L-cysteine)
reported that most human-derived L-cysteine
comes from Chinese women
who help support their families by selling their locks to small chemical-processing plants.
…Many manufacturers seem to have moved away from hair-derived L-cysteine and on to the more-palatable duck feathers
. According to Jeanne Yacoubou, MS, research editor for The Vegetarian Resource Group
, 80 percent of L-cysteine is now derived from feathers. During her research, McDonald’s told Yacoubou that the L-cysteine used in its Baked Hot Apple Pie, as well as its Wheat Roll and Warm Cinnamon Roll, was of the duck-feather variety. Many other fast-food joints rely on L-cysteine in bakery products as well….
2. Sand (silicon dioxide)
…Used as an anti-caking agent, it is often added to processed beef and chicken to prevent clumping, and is listed in the ingredient panels for chili from both Wendy’s and Taco Bell. Most experts suggest that it isn’t harmful for consumption, but just know that the ingredient keeping that chili meat nice and non-caking is the also the primary component of diatomaceous earth, commonly used as a natural insecticide [and also used in foods, so if you see this ingredient, it also means you’re eating some sand]. [we think that normal humans would not intentionally add sand to their own food or that for their own families, thus it is immoral to add it in food meant for strangers].
3. Wood (cellulose)
Processed wood pulp
, known as cellulose, is used in everything from cheese to salad dressing, from muffins to strawberry syrup. Food processors use it to thicken and stabilize foods, replace fat and boost fiber content — as well as to minimize reliance on more costly ingredients like oil or flour. Powdered cellulose is produced by cooking virgin wood pulp in chemicals to separate the cellulose, and then purified. Modified versions require extra processing, such as exposure to acid in order to further break down the fiber.
Ironically, with the increase in nutritional awareness has come an increase in the use of cellulose — with the addition of wood pulp, products can boast of less fat and more fiber. [also your t-shirt is pure carbohydrate and fiber]
4. Silly Putty plastic (dimethylpolysiloxane)
Eight-syllable ingredients make sense for Silly Putty, but French fries? Sure enough, dimethylpolysiloxane, a form of silicone used in cosmetics and Silly Putty
, is also found in many a fast-food fried thing. It is the secret ingredient that keeps fryer oil from foaming. McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish and French fries have it, as do Wendy’s Natural-Cut Fries With Sea Salt. In fact, most fast-food items that bathe in a deep-fat fryer are imbued with a hint of dimethylpolysiloxane. …What’s wrong with using potatoes, oil, and salt for fries?
5. Petroleum-derived preservatives (TBHQ)
Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is made from compounds derived from petroleum and finds a home in cosmetic and skincare products, varnish, lacquers and resins — and processed food. McDonald’s, for example, uses it in 18 products
ranging from its Fruit and Walnut Salad to Griddle Cakes to McNuggets.
TBHQ was finally approved after many years of pressure from food manufacturers
, though with approval, the FDA mandated that the chemical must not exceed 0.02 percent of a food’s oil and fat content. Why would there be a limit? Because five grams would be lethal, while one gram can cause nausea, vomiting, delirium, a sense of suffocation and collapse. (…You would have to eat more than 11 pounds of McNuggets
to reach that level….) [the point is that they make standards on what is not going to kill you or make you sick instantly, and don’t care what happens to you if you eat this several times or habitually. Also they would not add this to their own food, thus it is immoral.]
6. Soil fertilizer (ammonium sulfate)
Ammonium sulfate is sold by chemical companies to food manufacturers as “yeast food for bread,” and many fast-food companies list the ingredient in their bakery products.
But that’s just its night job; when ammonium sulfate is not moonlighting as a food additive, it performs its main task: as a fertilizer for alkaline soils. Ammonium sulfate also does duty as an agricultural spray adjuvant for water soluble insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. [Ammonium sulfate
is a biproduct of steel making – residue from coke ovens, that is then combined with battery acid (sulfuric acid)].
7. Beetle juices (carminic acid, confectioner’s glaze)
Food dyes approved by the FDA include colors synthesized from petroleum derivatives and coal tar, but with all of the negative attention paid to artificial food color, natural dyes are on the rise. Yet some food dyes based on natural ingredients come from things that you may not care to ingest. Meet carminic acid, a commonly used red food coloring that comes from the dried, crushed bodies of female scale insects called cochineal. Variously known as Cochineal, Cochineal Extract, Carmine, Crimson Lake, Natural Red 4, C.I. 75470, E120 — it is used in a wide variety of products ranging from some meat, sausages, processed poultry products, marinades, bakery products, toppings, cookies, desserts, icings, pie fillings, jams, preserves, gelatins, juices, drinks, dairy products, sauces and dessert products.
From the same family of the cochineal comes the Lac beetle, which is the source of shellac — as in wood-primer-and-varnish shellac. The female beetle secretes a resin that is scraped from trees in Southeast Asia and Mexico. The resin is collected and processed into a shiny coating to be donned by a variety of foods, including candy, vitamins, pills, tablets, capsules, chocolate and waxed fresh fruit. You won’t find beetle excretions on the ingredients list, however, look for its aliases: Confectioner’s Glaze, Resinous Glaze, Shellac, Pharmaceutical Glaze, Pure Food Glaze, Natural Glaze or Lac-Resin. [this means a lot of food is obviously not vegetarian, also if it has duck feathers, pig’s blood
or who knows what else.]
8. Meat paste-goop (mechanically separated meat)
Mechanically separated meat (MSM) has been produced since the 1960s, but has been enjoying new fame lately courtesy of a photo
making the rounds which shows an industrial machine extruding a plump ribbon of pink paste into a box. It is commonly referred to as “pink slime
.” Looking more like frosting than pureed meat and bone bits, the FDA
defines mechanically separated poultry (MSP) as “a paste-like and batter-like poultry product produced by forcing bones, with attached edible tissue, through a sieve or similar device under high pressure to separate bone from the edible tissue.” Mechanically separated pork is used too, although in 2004 to protect consumers against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, mechanically separated beef was considered inedible and prohibited for use as human food.
After the meat slurry has been produced, it is sometimes treated with ammonium hydroxide to remove excess bacteria. Ammonium hydroxide
is also used as a household cleaner and in fertilizers. Since the resultant meat-bone-muscle-tendon-ammonium-hydroxide goop doesn’t taste much like meat, artificial flavors are added to finish the whole thing off.
Mechanically separated meat is to blame for a number of processed meat products; think hot dogs, salami, bologna, burgers and many a chicken nugget. Fast-food restaurants are known for employing pink slime, although recently McDonald’s made clear that it no longer relies upon it in its burgers.
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS)
These four little words seem to have become the FDA mantra when it comes to food additives; all of the above ingredients, and an expansive array of other chemical additives, have been generally recognized as safe in scientific studies. Taken out of context and looked at individually, maybe a little ammonium sulfate here and a petroleum product there aren’t going to cause quantitative damage to lab animals. But if you were to add up all of the chemical ingredients consumed during a life of a fast-food fueled Western diet, what would that look like? Would it look like an epidemic of obesity, diabetes or cancer?
This is a lecture on how many things you might use contain dead pigs
Finally concerning the comments on this article, 80 to 90% are from industry trolls who are trying to downplay the gist. They avoid the really disgusting parts (chinese woman hair, duck feathers in pies etc., a chemical made from steel biproduct and sulfuric acid etc.) and focus on the sand and bugs. If you don’t do it for yourself or your family, why is it OK to do to strangers? So we think the comments saying sand and crushed bugs are OK are troll comments.
What we should get from this article is that we need to make and grow our own food, and use less and less processed foods. The toxicity of processed foods and fast foods is no longer a joke. It is beyond comprehension. It is pure insult that they are using pureed bones and human hair in food we are supposed to consume.
Finally, notice the part about product stats. On the one hand, reducing food to protein, carbohydrate, fat, fiber, iron, and calories is just plain stupid. If we reduce human food to these basic components, we can serve cockroaches and rats as “high in protein”. We could sell used t-shirts as “hi-carb” and “rich in fiber”. Calories are calculated by putting the food in a furnace and seeing how long and strong it burns. The stupidity of this is, our digestive system is not an oven. We don’t burn our food inside us – that much is clear.
We could (and many companies do) put scrap metal into cereal and breads and up the “iron”, “magnesium” and “calcium” numbers, even though in this form it is completely toxic and damages nerves and the liver. Metallic and non-ionic calcium as found in chicken bones is completely toxic to the human system, for example. Companies are upping fiber ratings with sawdust and metallic nutrition with scrap metal.
a meal i made recently which i ate outside: black rice with cabbage salad
Real food is created through positive energy. It is grown because someone cares. They love the people who will eat it and wish them great health and happiness. The cook should care about the people eating the food he is eating, and he should eat the food with them, enjoying it together in a communal setting. Industrial food is the opposite of this, as it is controlled by only five or six main companies which form 300 or so brands, and the owners at the top are jews/bankers who think of us as goy (slaves, cattle, insects, subhumans) and who read a talmud book which states that harming us is OK or even encouraged. It creates an advantage for them that we eat their poisons and become weaker than them. They do not consume their own horrible “foods”.
So remember to buy fresh produce, cook your own food and share it with someone you love.
Sorry for wastin so much of your tahm. OM and Amen