STG TOP 5 Facts that will scare the shit out of you!!

Are You Gonna Eat That? The Ugly Truth About Food and Drink!!

FACT 1:  Office desks have 400 times more bacteria than toilet seats. So, be safe and eat your lunch on a toilet instead of your desk.

FACT 2: Bottled drinking water has been marketed as being cleaner and more pure than ordinary tap water, but, in a recent study, a third of bottled water showed significant chemical or bacterial contamination, including arsenic, nitrates, carcinogenic compounds, and coliform bacteria. Probably the bottom third; that kind of stuff tends to sink.

FACT 3: One in five office coffee mugs contains fecal bacteria and E. coli, which can cause diarrhea, food poisoning, and infections. Not surprising, since most office coffee tastes like shit. Related fact: Three of five office coffee mugs feature sayings that are meant to be funny but aren’t, like “Bean me up, Scotty” and “No coffee, no workee.”

FACT 4: Vegetarians beware: many low-fat and nonfat yogurts and sweets contain gelatin, which is made from animal tendons, ligaments, and bones. You’d think the crunching would give it away. It must be drowned out by the sound of all those vegetarians patting themselves on the back for being vegetarians.

FACT 5: Think you’re avoiding monosodium glutamate (MSG) by checking product labels? You could be wrong. Food makers now conceal MSG in packaged foods by listing it under other names, such as autolyzed or hydrolyzed vegetable protein, torula yeast, soy extracts, yeast extract, and protein isolate. So the next time you’re at a Chinese restaurant, instead of asking for “No MSG, please,” say, “No autolyzed or hydrolyzed vegetable protein, torula yeast, soy extracts, yeast extract, and protein isolate, please.” And the waiter will still nod and smile as if the MSG wasn’t already in the food and he could remove iteven if he had any intention of doing so, which he doesn’t.







One thought on “STG TOP 5 Facts that will scare the shit out of you!!

  1. Current FDA regulations also allow certain MSG-containing ingredients to be included under the label descriptors “flavor(s)”, “flavoring(s)”, “natural flavor(s)”, and “natural flavoring(s)” without disclosure of the processed free glutamic acid (MSG) in them, or even mention of the ingredients’ names. In recent years, the FDA issued a regulation requiring that when used in the proprietary ingredients flavor(s)”, “flavoring(s)”, “natural flavor(s)”, or “natural flavoring(s)”, the ingredients “monosodium glutamate” and “hydrolyzed…protein” had to be disclosed. That leaves autolyzed yeast, sodium caseinate, maltodextrin, citric acid, and more than 40 other MSG-containing ingredients to be used in these proprietary products without disclosure. And given the fact that the FDA makes no attempt to enforce its regulations pertaining to use of “monosodium glutamate” and “hydrolyzed…protein”, these proprietary ingredients may contain “monosodium glutamate” and “hydrolyzed…protein”, also.

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