WHAT'S IN YOUR ICE CREAM?
Naked Chef Jamie Oliver's Sundae Buzz Kill
While working on the diet section of my teacher training manual, I asked my friend Bo about hidden animal products in food (she's an expert on this).
She directed me to a recent episode of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution ABC-TV show, where he brings out an army of ice cream and toppings, and invites a class of 17-year-olds to make ice cream sundaes.
As they happily eat, he tells them what's actually in them.
The ingredients include human hair and duck feathers (cookie dough ice cream), beaver anal glands (cheap vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce), female lac bug secretions (candy coating and other things), and more.
Their spoons drop and so do their jaws.
All together now: EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
At one point, Oliver brings out a list of the ingredients in the sundaes.
As it unrolls, it becomes clear that it's longer than a football field (271 items).
You can see a five-minute clip from the show here.
Later, Oliver gives the students"healthy" sundaes made with just nine ingredients.
The moral of the story?
OLIVER'S: Don't eat food if it's not fresh and you don't know what's in it.
CK'S: There's no end to the terrible things they (we) do to animals --