Secret Ingredient

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If something is hidden in our food, we want to know.

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Whether it’s a secret message, an unknown health benefit, or a repulsive invader, finding something unexpected in our food is a persistent preoccupation. On the one hand, it seems pragmatic to want to warn each other about anything that may be unsafe. On the other hand, it reveals something about our relationship to our food, or lack thereof. The mass production and preparation of some food is so disconnected from many of our daily lives that, in the space between, fear creeps in.