10 Worst Food Companies that are Poisoning You Daily and Lying About It

By Jake Anderson

Much of the mainstream American food supply is laden with unhealthy additives, artificial flavorings, coloring, dyes, preservatives, hormones, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and toxins.

Not everyone agrees that GMOs have been proven harmful to humans, which is why the food chains listed here were selected specifically because they are responsible for a wide variety of health violations—the GMOs and their concealment from public knowledge are included for informational purposes.

As with all things, I urge you to read with your head on a swivel, adjusting your worldview based on new information.

#1: ConAgra Foods

ConAgra—whose brands include Hunt’s, Healthy Choice, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, P. F. Chang’s, and Bertolli—labels many of their products under the confidence-inspiring statement of “made with all natural ingredients.” Their slogan, “Making the food you love,” is equally charming and disingenuous. Unless you contextualize them in a world of Orwellian doublespeak, these statements are the antithesis of truth. ConAgra was found guilty of “health code violations and bacterial contaminations at its food processing facilities, which have endangered consumers and in some cases been linked to deaths.” They’ve also concealed the use of GMOs in their products and practice unethical factory-farm sourcing.

In 2003, it was revealed that for two years, ConAgra had been poisoning Americans with E.coli-tainted beef, which the USDA was complicit in covering up.

#2: General Mills

Trisodium Phosphate (also known as TSP) is an additive and flavor enhancer found in thousands of frozen and processed foods, including kids’ cereals. It also happens to be an ingredient that was used in industrial cleaners—that is, until the EPA declared it unsafe for human exposure. Still, that doesn’t stop General Mills from using it. It’s okay, though, because GM states: “In our food products we use very small amounts [of TSP]”. Phew! Only a small amount of poison, thank God!

Up until just this year, General Mills’ foods also used BHT, or butylated hydroxytoluene, which animal tests have proven to be toxic.

General Mills has also come under fire for the widespread use of GMOs in nearly all of its foods. The company actively lobbies against any required labeling of GMO ingredients and it spreads disinformation concerning the safety of GMOs.

#3: Kraft Foods

There’s a reason why Kraft’s Mac N’ Cheese has such a beautifully golden hue to it: it’s the artificial coloring agent Yellow No. 6, which has been linked to hyperactivity, asthma, skin conditions and even cancer. In 2013, Kraft bowed to pressure and removed the artificial coloring, but tens of thousands of people have already consumed their products. Kraft also hides the presence of GMOs in their foods while actively fighting against regulations to require the labeling of these potentially dangerous ingredients. And, of course, their highly processed, pre-packaged products contain high amounts of fat, sugar and sodium.

Oh, and one last thing: as of March 18th, 2015, Kraft was in the process of recalling 6.5 million boxes of Mac N’ Cheese because some of them contained fragments of metal.

#4: Heinz

Heinz recently lost a lawsuit over false advertising. They’ve been busy lying to the public by labeling products made from GMOs as all natural. Whether you tolerate GMOs in your food or not, the fact is that this company has a proven track record of lying to the public.

Furthermore, Heinz products contain the following ingredients: tomato concentrate made from non-organic tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), corn syrup, salt, and variety of spices and flavorings. Each squirt of that classic ketchup contains pesticides, HFCS (a neurotoxin), a particularly unhealthy type of sugar, and table salt, which dehydrates the body and depletes minerals.

You don’t have to stop eating ketchup—just switch to a healthy organic brand. The same goes for all of these foods.

#5: Campbell’s Soup Company

Is it a prerequisite for success that all large food companies must actively lie to their customers? Campbell’s soup, forever emblazoned in our minds by Andy Warhol’s iconic prints, has been a staple in most American homes for decades. Unfortunately, Campbell’s has been sued for hiding the presence of GMOs and for labeling foods as low-sodium when they contain as much salt as regular products. The average cup of Campbell’s soup contains a staggering 850mg of sodium. Unless that’s your only major meal of the day, consuming it means you’re risking heart attacks, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Just as importantly, if not more so, is the fact that for many decades, Campbell’s has lined its epoxy-resin cans with the toxic chemical, bisphenol A (BPA). “BPA has been linked in lab studies to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, early puberty in girls, type-2 diabetes, obesity, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,” according to Breastcancerfund.org. Only recently did the company finally bow to pressure and phase BPA out of its production.

#6: Coca-Cola

Does this really surprise anyone? By this point, you should be aware of the myriad health problems that Coca Cola and Diet Coca Cola cause, but sometimes it’s helpful to break it down to the specifics. Coca Cola has over a half dozen chemical additives that are detrimental to your health: E150D, a food coloring agent; E952, or Sodium Cyclamate, a synthetic sugar substitute that was actually banned by the FDA in 1969 and then inexplicably reinstated by WHO a decade later; E950, or Acesulfame Potassium, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar, very addictive, and is bad for the cardiovascular and nervous system; E951, or aspartame, a sugar substitute that has been linked to brain tumors, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), epilepsy, Graves’ disease, chronic fatigue, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, mental deficiency and tuberculosis; E338, or Orthophosphoric Acid, which can cause irritation of the skin and eyes; and E211, or Sodium Benzoate, a compound that, according to one study, damages human DNA.

#7: Nestlé

Nestlé is one of three companies using GMOs in their infant formula. Okay, so maybe you want to trust corporate-paid scientists about the safety of GMOs— but Nestlé also has the additional track record of using traces of the industrial poison melamine. For context, this is the same chemical that sickened at 50,000 Chinese infants in 2008.

Purina, which is owned by Nestlé, also had a lawsuit filed against it for the use of propylene glycol, a known animal toxin and component of automotive antifreeze in its dog food. After over 3,000 dogs became ill, Purina responded on its website that propylene glycol is “an FDA-approved food additive that is also in human foods like salad dressing and cake mix.” How reassuring.

#8: Kellogg’s

Kellogg’s has been the target of a nationwide ban over GMOs after spending over $1,012,552 on pro-GMO, anti-organic media propaganda in California, Washington, and Oregon in order to defeat GMO labeling initiatives. Did the nationwide ban impact Kellogg’s corporate ethos? Unfortunately, the company actually doubled down and its products now contain 100% GMO corn that contains traces of glyphosate and BT toxins.

#9: PepsiCo

Following the lead of Coca Cola, Pepsi vowed to changed its formula after a California law mandated a carcinogen warning for soft drinks. Nevertheless, the vast majority of Pepsi still contains 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel, which has been linked to cancer in humans.

Another major opponent of GMO labeling laws, PepsiCo invests millions in celebrity endorsements to make sure you don’t equate their products with obesity, diabetes or cancer. A 2014 study has shown Pepsi has even more sugar fructose than previously believed.

#10: Hershey’s

Along with many other chocolate companies, Hershey’s was recently found to have unsafe levels of lead—which can lead to neurological damage and learning disabilities—as well as cadmium, which can cause reproductive harm and damage to the kidneys, liver, and bones.

Additionally, Hershey’s has spent more than a million dollars to make sure you can’t be certain whether or not the candies you are eating contain GMOs. Their most popular treats contain many modified ingredients, a fact they obviously hope stays unknown.

Jake Anderson writes for TheAntiMedia.org, where this article first appeared. Tune in! The Anti-Media radio show airs Monday through Friday @ 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific. Image credit: faerie-angel. Help us fix our typos: edits@theantimedia.org.

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26 Comments on "10 Worst Food Companies that are Poisoning You Daily and Lying About It"

  1. It’s called the ‘Cull of Useless Eaters’ by the 0.01% that owns these death factories…pesky peasants just won’t die fast enough for them in their orchestrated ‘Soft Kill’ …so be sure to tune in next week when they start WWIII

    • PS …oh Yeah…the Calif. drought is definitely positively militarily geoengineered …& Frakking is poisoning the wells …all to drive the population into the city centers for your death vaccines following the 0.01%er’s Agenda 21…so you can line up for your individual portion of Soylent Green for 10 -20 blocks everyday…& who knows what they’ll put in the water you’ll be drinking…… Have a Nice Day

      • I fully agree with you eddy….putting so much truth out there at once may scare off those we’re trying to wake up. Kinda like forcing too much cure all at once on to a sick person will make them hate it and barf!

      • Rachel Flanagan | June 14, 2015 at 8:32 am | Reply

        Yep, the drought in California is 100% engineered. Barium is a drying agent, ergo you spray a drying agent for 20 years, you will eventually create a drought, and they have.

  2. Why in the hell does ActivistPost pages never stop loading? I cannot visit this site for long or it crashes my browser.

  3. I do not ingest anything found in the above article.
    Jeff Smith …is getting world wide attention. focusing on rallies to ban gmo (the heck w/ labeling). Read his book ‘Seeds of Deception’

  4. Frances McCandless | June 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm | Reply

    Nothing is sacred anymore. This all started in the 1990’s. Coincidence, I think not. The PTB decided to slowly kill us thinking we would not wake up to our own demise while they enjoyed their organic diets. An unhealthy diet increases the need for the medical mafia to kill us off with adulterated prescription drugs. What a wonderful life of legalized crime.

    • Rachel Flanagan | June 14, 2015 at 8:24 am | Reply

      1992 came the introduction of GMO’s in our food supply, untested, unlabeled by Senior Bush.

  5. Cherokee Purple | June 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm | Reply

    Inevitably, nature fights back. There are now widespread infestations of Roundup-resistant, monster weeds. To fight this battle, Dow Chemical now promotes a new corn seed resistant to 2,4-D, an herbicide containing the main ingredients of the infamous and deadly Vietnam War defoliant, Agent Orange. Their answer to a failing Roundup system is now “Agent Orange Corn.”

    • Yvonne Forsman | June 10, 2015 at 8:32 pm | Reply


    • wouldn’t it just be cheaper to use some depleted uranium weaponry – or even plutonium as was used in Fallujah – on the corn before harvesting? Even if it didn’t kill all the bugs – and from the historical record, it probably would not – they would at least be rendered infertile. Con Agra could even offer specials – “Buy $20 worth of nuclear grains and we’ll throw in a couple ounce bottle of iodine”.

  6. Not everyone agrees that GMOs have been proven harmful to humans saya author. Is this subtle a defence of GMOs? Open the tthairsolutions site, Articles, Healthy eating, Corn-GMOs and note that all except GMO Cos. agree.

  7. The ONLY thing Coca-Cola was ever good for was to wash down a BC to get rid of a migraine.

    • Actually, it is VERY GOOD at cleaning battery cables that have become corroded with acid.
      I have used it for that exclusively since the sixties…. My mechanic friends taught me that, and I figured it probably was not too good for me if it was so effective at burning away acid corrosives.

      • You’re right; I think you can make an experiment to prove this by soaking a nail in a glass of soda. I think it will dissolve the soda.
        And let us not forget the Mentos and soda experiment. My kids and I did that, and it was amazing. They loved it!

    • and to clean off the crud on your car battery! 😉

  8. “…..And to lengthen food’s life we use chemicals galore,

    Or freeze it for months in a gigantic cold store…..”

    From: http://rhymeafterrhyme.net/square-bananas/

  9. I looked into the rumor that government cafeterias served only non-GMO food – found this to be false but with a big ‘but’ – food in govt cafeterias is labeled so you can chose – something us plebeians can not do.

  10. Excellent article! Short and simple to understand…actually so much more could be said. I stopped eating that 98% of that garbage they call food in the grocery store, and went organic, and won’t ever look back. If everyone knew the secret to weight loss, everyone would be jumping on the organic bandwagon! It not only took me from being a 5’4 175lb woman, to one who went to 125lbs, and who started looking and feeling like a million bucks (and let’s not forget all the compliments from family and friends!). You just start small, and before you know it, you can’t look at grocery store food again, knowing the list of many chemicals in the ingredient list. Forget the weight watchers, the “healthy” choice, jenny craig, lean cousine, etc…all you have to do is look at the ingredients list. And when you read and read newsletters like naturalnews dot com, and other health or organic newsletters, you can’t help to have it finally CLICK in your brain! You get smart, you know that their putting hormone and antibiotic shots in the farm animals. You know their eating GMO grain, and all that is going into your body when you eat meat and diary. You know that high fructose corn syrup is GMO, and it’s in everything! The msg, the hundreds of other chemicals that you can’t even pronounce? Just say no! And watch your life turn around! I eat and drink nothing but organic, always reading and keeping up with which organic companies are selling out to monsatan. I’d rather pay for organics than pay a doctor…I’m too smart now for cereals to say this vitamin and that mineral is added…i know their synthetic and your body can’t use them! I know “all natural” isn’t very natural. Sometimes I just feel like a genius when it comes to food. That’s why I feel sooo good!

  11. Rachel Flanagan | June 14, 2015 at 8:20 am | Reply

    Anyone still consuming the “cabal” brands has not been paying attention.

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