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Ingredient Breakdown on Doritos

Below is a breakdown of nacho cheese flavored Doritos. There are comments next to most of the ingredients.  This product contains a handful of inorganic chemical compounds that are derived from labs.

Whole corn (a grain), vegetable oil (corn, soybean, and/or sunflower oil) (polyunsaturated oils), salt (highly processed table salt), cheddar cheese (milk (dairy), cheese cultures, salt (processed salt), enzymes), maltodextrin (derived from corn and also a form of MSG), wheat flour (a grain and form of gluten), whey, monosodium glutamate (responsible for migraines and other health problems), buttermilk solids (highly processed dairy), romano cheese (part skim cow’s milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes) (more processed cheese), whey protein concentrate, onion powder, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil (highly processed polyunsaturated oils), corn flour (more corn!), disodium phosphate (an inorganic compound), lactose, natural and artificial flavor (created in a lab!), dextrose (absorbed directly into the bloodstream), tomato powder (processed), spices (usually consists of MSG), lactic acid, artificial color (including Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40) (banned many other countries), citric acid (can be a form of MSG and derived from corn), sugar (very bad!), garlic powder, red and green bell pepper powder, sodium caseinate (biochemical), disodium inosinate (chemical compound), disodium guanylate (chemical additive), nonfat milk solids, whey protein isolate, corn syrup solids (more corn and sugar!).

Facts About Corn and its industry

Americans consume 1/3 of all corn products in the world. Our corn crops alone would cover the same amount of space as Germany.  Three out of four products found in the supermarket contain corn! Excluding corn syrup, our consumption of corn has increased by twenty pounds since 1970.  We now consume 31.4 pounds of corn products per person a year.  50% of the American human biomass can be traced to corn.  We know this thanks to corns unique carbon signature.