(NaturalNews) Did you know that wild rice isn't really rice? It's actually a type of grass seed. Did you know that many bottled, flavored "tea" beverages contain no tea at all? Or that soy protein is made using a highly explosive chemical solvent that can be used to manufacture bombs? These and hundreds of other amazing food facts are revealed in the new "Amazing Food Fact Machine" just launched by Natural News.
There, users can click the "Generate a new fact" button to see new facts appear, along with wise-cracking comments from a cartoon character (the "office guy") sitting on a giant apple.
"It's surprising how little people really know about the food they eat," explained Mike Adams, the editor of Natural News. "In creating the Amazing Food Fact Machine, we wanted to give both children and adults a fun, educational way to learn some astonishing things about where food comes from, how it's made and what's missing from it by the time it gets to your dinner table."
The Amazing Food Fact Machine is kid-friendly but parental guidance is recommended to help kids understand the astonishing facts it reveals. Most of these facts are never taught to children in television advertising, corporate-run media news stories or even in public schools. "There is a deliberate dumbing-down of consumers when it comes to what's in their food," explains Adams, "and the food corporations that profit from ignorance want to keep it that way."
In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.
With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.