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The 8 Cruelest Foods You Eat

Why some of your favorite dinners are downright brutal

Ethical Eats?

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By the time that cheeseburger arrives on your plate, it's hard to think about anything but how tasty it'll be. But when you trace the origins of each ingredient—the beef, the fried egg, the splurge-worthy bacon—some uncomfortable truths emerge.

That we're uneasy about the origins of our food is no surprise. After all, in our shrink-wrapped, pre-cooked, fast-food world, it's easy to ignore. Fortunately, though, awareness is growing where it matters: Big Food. In just this year alone, shocking cases of documented animal abuse have persuaded many of the biggest meat purchasers—McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway—to make their chains more humane. (Search: What steps have they taken?)

Still, we're a long way off from feeling good about what's for dinner, whether it's beef, chicken, or even eggs. Join us as we check in with the 8 Cruelest Foods You Eat—plus, what's being done about them, and what to eat in the meantime.

Keep this checklist of Best Organic Foods to Buy handy and you’ll never have to worry about what’s really in your food again!

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