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5 Favorite Foods That May Be Faking You Out (PHOTOS)

by Julie Ryan Evans on April 23, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Kobe beef slidersWe know we are what we eat, but do we know what we're eating? Chances are, not really. Even the most conscientious label readers among us can be fooled, because too often those labels are lying.

It's sad, scary, and true. According to the Huffington Post, food fraud is a growing trend. So much of our food today is imported, and it's pretty easy to fool most consumers. So buyer beware, especially of the following five common foods that are prime targets for fake substitutes. You'll never view the contents of your grocery cart the same way again.

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Kobe Beef

You know that delicious Kobe beef we all fork over big bucks for because it's just so damn good? Turns out, it's not even Kobe beef. Larry Olmsted at Forbes calls it food's biggest lie. He says you can't even get Japanese beef in this country, and we're just eating “Faux-be” beef.

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  • butte...


    April 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Get rid of the slideshows! So annoying, I won't even see your "fake foods" because I refuse to do your stupid slideshows!

  • Really
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    April 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM
    Is clicking "next" really such a strain, butterflyfreak?
  • Heather
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    April 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM
    Totally agree about the slide shows needing to go. takes forever to loaf each slide. Aren't you capable of just writing a good article rather than a powerpoint? in the two i've seen tonight both were beyond stupid. This one was just links to other articles. The other one was links to stupid stuff to buy. Please stop posting these worthless articles.
  • Kimmy
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    April 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM
    I'm so sick of these stupid slide shows that are just links to other articles. This crap is stupid.
  • memek...


    April 24, 2012 at 1:15 AM
    Sorry "Really" your outnumbered. The slide shows are a pain..especially since I'm mobile
  • Cryst...
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    Crystal Adams

    April 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    I agree, Slides gotta go.............


  • Linda...
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    Linda Womeldorff

    April 24, 2012 at 3:31 PM
    I agree, get rid of the slideshows.
  • Chari...


    April 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM
    Yep, not digging the slideshows. As for the fake, can't say I'm really all that surprised.
  • jessi...


    May 1, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    I want real food ... 

  • Madel...


    May 1, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    I agree

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