When an artist and a medical researcher collaborate to answer the question of how digestion of processed and all natural food differ for a TedxManhattan fellowship, the result is a disturbing video and lots more questions.
For the experiment Dr. Braden Kuo of Harvard University and artist Stephani Barden video taped the digestion of two subjects who ate two different meals:
- Blue Gatorade, Top Ramen Chicken, and Gummy Bears
- “Hibiscus Gatorade” (?), homemade chicken stock with homemade noodles, and pomegranate/cherry juice gummy bears.
After two hours, the shape of the artificial raman noodles was still discernible, as was the blue tint of the subjects gastrointestinal track. Stephani explained that petrochemical origin of the blue dye explained it’s longevity and made the statement inspiring the post title that processed ramen is “designed to survive Armageddon” while homemade ramen is designed to be eaten.
Ramen noodles photo by