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How to Avoid Harmful Food Additives

As we’ve explored in Part I and II of this series, our federal laws on chemical food additives are deeply flawed and broken. Major loopholes have allowed for food manufacturers to use whatever additives they want, with little public information or transparency regarding safety. Clearly we have a lot of work to do in the […]

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Chemical Additives in Food are Kept Secret From Consumers

Last week I wrote about a major federal loophole that has allowed unsafe chemical additives into the food we eat each and every day. The “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) loophole, lets food companies use chemical additives on to the market and into our tummies. You can read more about the laughable “approval” process food companies […]

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Food Additives are “Generally Recognized as Safe”… Are They?

What is the process for approving the ingredients that go into the food we eat? I have been asking myself that question for years but to be honest, I’ve only have nibbled at the edges. Recently however I’ve wanted to delve deeper and find some answers. Why are there questionable or harmful ingredients in our […]

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Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging

We know it’s best to eat fresh foods — there are less preservatives, no added salt, sugar orcrazy chemical additives. But what happens when the packaging of our seemingly healthy food contains unexpected and unregulated toxic chemicals? Regardless if you buy organic or conventional food, toxic chemicals in food packaging don’t discriminate. Here’s a rundown […]

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