The Hidden Horrors of Processed Foods

A very interesting project conducted by San Francisco-based artist Caren Alpert who used one of science’s most powerful tools, a scanning electron miscroscope (SEM), which uses a beam of electrons to magnify specimens up to 30,000 times their actual size in order to take a closer look at what we eat. Since the original render images are in black and white, she coloured them in post-production to be easier to identify. In order, you will find a coffee bean, salt, a fortune cookie, chocolate cake, a french dried onion, a radish, a pop tart, a pineapple leaf, cake sprinkles, and an almond. You already knew that processed foods had less nutritional value, and now you can see that their chemical structures aren’t much similar either. Enjoy!

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