What's really in hot dogs and 7 other gross facts about processed food


You've probably wondered what magical ingredients are in processed food like hot dogs, so here are

8 Facts About food That Will Totally Creep You Out:


Hamburger:
Most store-bought ground beef contains ammonia doused 'pink-slime'.
Read: One Year Later, The Makers of ‘Pink Slime’ Are Hanging On, and Fighting Back via TIME

Chicken:
Factory-raised chickens are fed arsenic to make their flesh pink.
Read: The Arsenic in Your Chicken via Huffington Post Green

Hot dogs:
Are a goopy blend of meat trimmings, fat, and cereal filler (bread crumbs, oatmeal, flower).
Watch: How It's Made: Hot Dogs

Honey:
Most store-bought honey contains no pollen. It's mostly additives and corn syrup.
Read: Most 'Honey' From Grocery Stores Is Not Actually Honey

Greek Yogurt:
Produces millions of pounds of toxic waste.
Read: The bitter truth about Greek yogurt: it's producing millions of pounds of toxic waste via The Verge

Seafood:
The US imports 86% of it's seafood, but only inspects .01% for chemical contamination. In 2008, the FDA tested 34 random shipments of shrimp and found 6 of 34 contained cancer causing chemicals.
Read: 6 Disgusting Facts about Shrimp via Rodale News

Maraschino Cherries:
Are bleached, marinated in corn syrup, and then dyed red.
Read: Behold The Horrifying Way Maraschino Cherries Are Made via Buzzfeed

Packaged grated cheese
Is packaged with refined wood pulp to keep it from clumping
Read: Why Wood Pulp Makes Ice Cream Creamier via The Wall Street Journal


i just threw up in my mouth a little
via Cheezburger.com