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The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You

The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You
If there's one thing in the world the food industry is dead set against, it's allowing you to actually maintain some level of control over what you eat. See, they have this whole warehouse full of whatever they bought last week when they were drunk that they need to get rid of -- and they will do so by feeding it all to you. And it doesn't matter how many pesky "lists of ingredients" and consumer protections stand between you and them. #6. The Secret Ingredient: Wood You know what's awesome? "But Cracked," you inquire, "what does this have to do with food ingredients?" GettyFor the purposes of this article, you're kind of an idiot. And we look at you squarely in the eye, then slowly bring our gaze upon the half-eaten bagel in your hand. Oh, shit ... The Horror: What do they do with all the cellulose wood pulp? GettyThe best part of waking up, is wood pulp in your face! And everybody's doing it. Schuym1Et tu, Hot Pockets? But the worst thing about cellulose is not that it's everywhere. #5. #4.

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10 common objections to going vegan 1. Objection: “Being vegan is fine for you, but I like meat.”Response: People don’t usually go vegan because they dislike meat or cheese or any other animal product. They go vegan because they dislike animal cruelty. And the reality is, you can’t have one without the other. 6 Images of Abandoned Weaponry You Won't Believe Are Real Rare, expensive materials, cutting-edge designs and top-secret prototypes are all hallmarks of the military industrial complex. It's how they produce all their beautiful toys: the stealth fighters, nuclear submarines and flying fortresses that are the cornerstone of our childhood fantasies and Michael Bay movies. But what happens when you get bored of your new toys? Why, you just toss them out into the middle of a field somewhere. Sure, they are worth a billion dollars and took dozens of years of intricate design and revision, but have you ever built a garage?

18 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 9) As we've demonstrated many times before in our most popular feature on Cracked, the forces of the universe love the sound of people shouting "Fake!" at their computer screens, and photographers love to capture the proof. In case you missed the previous episodes, here's Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. And now ... #18.

Is Umami a Secret Ingredient of Vegan Activism? In a recent New York Times article, wellness reporter Tara Parker-Pope explored the challenges of going vegan. Those challenges—including knowledge about how to prepare vegan foods and finding support—are real, although not nearly as insurmountable as Ms. Parker-Pope would have us think. In particular, she focused on the taste and experience of familiar foods, saying “Giving up favorite foods is never easy, food scientists say, for it means overriding taste preferences imprinted on the brain during a lifetime of eating.” No doubt that’s true, but I’m not sure that we have to override those taste preferences. I wonder if the people interviewed in this article have ever had Isa Moskowitz’s Mac and Shews.

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The Insane Experiment The following is an article from Uncle John's Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. BRI member Ben Brand sent us this information about a couple of experiments conducted by a Stanford professor a few years ago. The results are a little scary -but frankly, they're not that surprising, are they? Researchers: Dr. The Rise of the Power Vegans It used to be easy for moguls to flaunt their power. All they had to do was renovate the chalet in St. Moritz, buy the latest Gulfstream (GD) jet, lay off 5,000 employees, or marry a much younger Asian woman. By now, though, they've used up all the easy ways to distinguish themselves from the rest of us—which may be why a growing number of America's most powerful bosses have become vegan.

6 Baffling Early Prototypes of Your Favorite Video Games #3. Super Mario Bros. 2 Wasn't a Mario Game The Game We Know: The Second-Hand Effects of Bitching by Murray J. MunroDepartment of LinguisticsSimon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia Winer[1] defines bitching as "incessant complaining about things." Factory Farming's Days May Be Numbered In one of history's most stunning victories for humane farming, Australia's largest supermarket chain, Coles, will as of January 1 stop selling company branded pork and eggs from animals kept in factory farms. As an immediate result, 34,000 mother pigs will no longer be kept in stalls for long periods of their lives, and 350,000 hens will be freed from cages. Not to be outdone, the nation's other dominant supermarket chain, Woolworths, has already begun phasing out factory farmed animal products. In fact all of Woolworth's house brand eggs are now cage-free, and by mid-2013 all of their pork will come from farmers who operate stall-free farms. Coles and Woolworths together account for a dominant 80 percent of all supermarket sales in Australia.

5 Sci-Fi Technologies People Achieved By Hacking the Kinect On June 1, 2009, Microsoft announced the Kinect, and with it, they promised the birth of a new generation of motion-controlled video games. Instead, we got a virtual puppy petting machine and awkward wedding-dance simulator. But some particularly handy people took a look at the Kinect and saw the true potential. Here's what they gave us ... #5.