It seems that we know everything, or almost everything, about what we eat because we carefully read the labels. But can we say that for sure?
Primefresh put together a list of curious facts that will make you change your opinion about traditional food.
12. The cultivation of GMO plants is allowed in most countries.
In the majority of countries, genetically modified crops can be cultivated without any restrictions because there is still no scientific proof that such crops are more harmful than natural ones. The most widespread GMC are soybeans, maize, cotton, canola, and sugar beet.
11. Genuine balsamic vinegar is never cheap.
Traditional balsamic vinegar is produced from the juice of freshly harvested white grapes, boiled down to create a concentrate, which is then fermented with a slow aging process for at least 3 years (the best types — up to 100 years). Of course, such a complicated process of production affects the price. That is why, when buying a bottle of balsamic vinegar for a couple of bucks, you can be sure that it’s far from genuine.