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What’s the Matter with Additives?

Additives in Food – Benign or Harmful?

Food Additives - Food Safety Issues

Food Additives - Food Safety Issues

Much of the food we buy in supermarkets today are treated with one form of additive or another–whether it’s with a preservative, flavoring, coloring or nutritional supplement. Over 3,000 food additives have been approved by the FDA as fit for human consumption. Yet there are health risks that may warrant reconsideration for consumers.

Most additives go under the radar, however. When you see “spices” or “flavorings” on the ingredient list of a food item, those are simply placeholders for artificial flavorings like artificial sweeteners. This makes it difficult for consumers to identify what exactly they are consuming. Continue reading

Top 5 Food Safety Concerns

Is Our Food Safe?

Top 5 Food Safety Concerns

Top 5 Food Safety Concerns

Global food production has rapidly been consolidated in recent decades, with some troubling results. The takeover of the food industry by a few multinational corporations has radically shifted the focus of food production.

Increased competition and the imposition of the corporate structure have together led to a general preference for profitability over quality.

Unfortunately, cutting corners has become common practice across all aspects of food production–from waste management to the quality of animal feed to the technical training that farm and food workers receive. The consequences have largely come at the cost of consumers–and the safety of their food. Here are the 5 top consumer food safety concerns. Continue reading