Check out these incredibly common, incredibly disgusting food additives such as crushed beetles and beaver anal glands that are in many common foods, such as Starbucks smoothies, yogurt and jellybeans.
The recent horse meat contamination scandal is sending shock waves across the United Kingdom and the entire world, and rightly so. But did you know that appalling ingredients lurk in everyday foods, and they're far from making headline news? Ammonia-cleansed pink slime meat created quite the fuss among the media and parents in the past year. That's great, because really, who wants their kids eating pink slime? However, pink slime meat may honestly be the least of your worries. From GMOs to arsenic to chemical food colors to mountains of pesticides - the American food system was hardly clean before the pink slime story broke. There's always been potentially harmful and gross issues with the same food system almost all of us buy from and serve up to our families daily. From mashed cochineal beetles (shown above) in your Starbucks smoothie to rodent hair to antifreeze, many of the foods you eat everyday contain some truly horrendously disgusting ingredients. Keep reading to see 6 of the ickiest additives added to everyday food products.