10/11/2013 08:56 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2013

The Most Terrifying Foods In The World (PHOTOS)

In a world filled with artificial food coloring, high fructose corn syrup and GMOs, foods have come a long way from their roots. But a heightened interest in organic products, GMO labeling, and super foods suggest a general distaste with and fear of these foods.

We were curious which foods and ingredients our readers are most afraid of eating -- and we got some powerful responses. From fast foods to those nicknamed with acronyms, there are some threatening items out there -- which freaks you out the most? Add to the responses by letting us know in the comments.

  • GMOs
    Monsanto's GMO frankenfood. -- Joe McDonald, via Facebook
  • Misrepresented Food
    Conflicting nutritional information from so many sources and uninformed medical practitioners. Availability of fast foods. -- Pat Reinhardt, via Facebook
  • Sodium
    Sodium content -- Cathy Sawyer, via Facebook
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
    HFCS - any 'food' that has to be broken down in to an acronym it initials is just wrong -- Rob Pyman, via Facebook
  • Microwaved Food
    Microwave food. -- BuffaloChicken Cluckson
  • Sugar
    Sugar. It is hidden in different ways in food and that can cause Diabetes. Diabetes is no joke. It causes tons and tons of health problems. Nerve damage, kidney problems, heart problems, vision loss...on and on. -- Amy Ren'ee Hawthorn, via Facebook
  • Fast Food
    Fast food that is unhealthy - People don't eat at home anymore. -- Kelley Kolbe Worley, via Facebook

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