Grab a snack and look at the ingredients list. How many ingredients do you recognize? How many look totally alien, like they came straight out of a sci-fi novel or a horror flick? If you’re anything like me, you might think to yourself, “How can I eat this stuff?” Well, our young writers last week were asked to pause their chewing and do the same thing.
By Gabriel Treitmeier-McCarthy, age 12
It has become a worldwide threat
Absorbing people’s souls
And possesses their bodies
Spreading the virus
Scientists renamed it Ascorbic Acid
And it is no longer used in food.
However, it is too late to stop it
For it is already spreading rapidly
And destroying the world.