Unhealthy Food Ingredients
By now most people know that you can't eat fast food every day and be healthy. More and more people are waking up to the dangers of GMO foods (Genetically Modified Organisms). The vast majority of processed and fast foods has GMOs in it. Well over 90% of soybeans (which would include soybean oil) and over 90% of corn (corn syup or high fructose corn syrup is in most processed foods as well as sodas since it is cheaper than sugar) in this country are genetically modified. There have been many studies done on how dangerous a long-term diet with GMOs is and those foods are actually forbidden in most other countries. For some good information you can read any of the articles listed here. I would also recommend watching the movie "Genetic Roulette" that shows all of the consequences of GMO foods for our health and the environment.
Interestingly, the big food corporations have reformulated their products to comply with local laws or to please their customers. Here is an example of how Kraft Mac & Cheese differs from the U.S. version to the UK one. You can also check out many other staple foods, including McDonald's french fries and Ritz Crackers, where there are significant differences between the U.S. and European versions. In all instances the U.S. foods have inferior and more artificial ingredients like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil that is known to cause health issues.
Is it any wonder that weight and other health issues are rampant in this country?
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