Bizarre Ingredients Hidden in Your Food Labels [Infographic]

Bizarre Ingredients Hidden in Your Food Labels [Infographic] | ecogreenloveby Food Packaging Labels

Packaged foods usually contain labels that tell consumers what is inside a food product. Since they provide information which helps you plan your diet regime according to your needs and habits, food labels are a very important part of the meal planning process.

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. These days people pay great attention to what they are eating. That’s why you will often see parents, youngsters and elders standing in front of the supermarket shelves, carefully reading labels of the products they are planning to buy.

While reading the labels of your favorite beverages, sugary foods or anything else you like to eat, you’ll often come across additives, extracts, acids and other substances with weird names or words in Latin that you don’t recognize. Although you will learn a lot from the basic elements that a food label contains, sometimes the ingredients list includes words and ingredients whose origin and meaning you can’t even guess. Most people will not do any serious research to find out what every single ingredient really is, but this can be tricky in cases when you need to avoid a certain product because of an allergy or food intolerance, for instance. But even if you are not allergic to any type of food, there are reasons why you really want to know the exact contents of your meal.

Here is an infographic that will open your eyes about the food industry and help you make the best choice for your diet. However, it might scare you a little, because it reveals the secrets of 14 peculiar ingredients that are hidden in food labels. You will be surprised by how many of your best-loved food products contain ingredients with the weirdest origin.

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A Bottle’s Journey [Infographic]

A Bottle's Journey [Infographic] | ecogreenloveby Group Advanced Technical Concepts

This infographic shows the process of recycling a bottle from the time it leaves your home to being recast into another product, every process explained.

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Whiteout: Artisanal Mozzarella Process

Shot in Caseficio Torricelle in Paestum, Italy, the mozzarella capital of the world. Michele takes us through the delicate and detailed process of making artisinal mozzarella, starting at 2 in the morning. This project was commissioned by Whiteout’s Alessandro Salerno, exclusive exporter of Torricelle’s products in DE, DK and SE.

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Camera | Concept | Direction: Zach Van Hoozer • Music | Sound Design: Shub Roy • honeylandfilms.com

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Is Chewing Gum harmful to the Environment? [Infographic]

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A Sticky Problem

Whether it’s being used as a mid-day breath refresher or on the playground to see who can blow the biggest bubble—chewing gum is a daily habit for many people. But what happens when you’re done chewing it? 80–90% of chewing gum is not disposed of properly and it’s the second most common form of litter after cigarette butts.

Chewing gum is made from polymers which are synthetic plastics that do not biodegrade. When it’s tossed on the sidewalk, there it sits until it’s removed which can be a costly, time consuming process. Littered gum can also make it’s way into the food chain. It has been found in fish where it can accumulate toxins over time. Sustainable chewing gums have been produced. These gums are natural, biodegradable substances. Cities are also implementing gum receptacles to cut down on waste. In a six month period these trash cans cut down on littered gum by 72%.

Next time you get ready to toss your gum, consider aiming for a trash can instead of the side walk.

Vegetable Growing Guide [Infographic]

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