You might think twice before buying that .30 cent cup of Ramen noodles after researchers make a startling discover about processed foods like the popular noodle.
A research project aptly titled “Mouth to Anus” or M2A was started by artist Stefani Bardin to see exactly how our body digests certain foods. She, along with help from gastroenterologist Dr. Braden Kuo of Harvard University, used a pill cam to show what processed food looks like during digestion.
During the experiment, two different pills were used. One of them recorded pressure, temperature, and pH. The other recorded video from inside the subject.
Bardin fed two subjects similar meals with the big difference being how the foods were processed. The first subject received gatorade, instant ramen, and gummi bears. The second subject received handmade noodles, hibiscus tea, and pomegranate-cherry juice gummies. The pill cams recorded the digestion of the foods and demonstrated how the body handles foods that are processed differently.
A documentary aptly titled “Meet Your Meat” goes behind the scenes to expose exactly how the meat we eat makes it from the farms to our tables. After watching this you may think twice about meeting or eating your meat.
McDonald’s has announced that it will no longer use ammonium hydroxide in its hamburgers.
Often referred to as “pink slime”, ammonium hydroxide is used in fertilizers, household cleaners and even explosives. McDonald’s gave the reason why they decided to stop using the chemical to prepare hamburgers.
At the beginning of 2011, we made a decision to discontinue the use of ammonia-treated beef in our hamburgers. This product has been out of our supply chain since August of last year. This decision was a result of our efforts to align our global standards for how we source beef around the world.
The food industry has used ammonium hydroxide as an anti-microbial agent to process meat that would otherwise be inedible.
File this one under unbelievable. A 38 year-old mortuary worker has been arrested after police say the woman had sex with a corpse and got pregnant.
Felicity Marmakdue of Lexington Missouri, worked as a mortician’s assistant at the Mourning Glory Mortuary outside of Lexington. According to her statement she made to police, the deceased had a post mortem erection while she bathed him and she proceeded to have sex with the corpse. Much to her surprise the dead man had an orgasm. She tested positive for pregnancy a few weeks later. It was her doctor who went to police after Marmaduke revealed how she became pregnant.
Police have charged Felicity Marmaduke with desecration of the dead and necrophilia.
A former employee at a Philadelphia McDonald’s says he noticed rat droppings on food on more than seven occasions and was told by management to ignore it.
Karrium Demaio says he often saw hamburger buns with rat droppings on them and even saw some that were partially chewed. He said he was told by his manager to brush off the droppings and toss the buns that had noticeable signs of being eaten by rats. Demaio says on one occasion he actually got out his cell phone and recorded a mouse eating buns that were still in the bag.
Demaio was fired in January for missing a shift but insist revealing this video had nothing to do with his firing. He wanted to let people know what was going on inside this McDonald’s.
According to the Philadelphia Health Department, the restaurant was “not in satisfactory compliance,” but there was never any mention from inspectors that they saw signs of a rodent problem.
The owner says he plan to review the video and correct any problems after a thorough investigation.
According to local news sources, the Jianhe River in Luoyang, Henan province has been so polluted with chemicals it has turned the river to a bright red color. The pollution is allegedly the result of two illegal chemical plants discharging their production waste water into the rain sewer pipes.
The U.S. Marines have launched an investigation after a video surfaced that appears to show several soldiers urinating on the bodies of dead insurgents.
The video that is floating around on various news sites shows 4 soldiers exposing their genitals and urinating on what appears to be dead bodies. The authenticity of the video has not yet been verified and the Marines are looking into whether the video is real or just a hoax.