May 07, 2014
The food industry has been adding it to certain sodas, juices, and sports drinks, including Mountain Dew, Fanta Orange, Sunkist Pineapple, and some Powerade flavors. (Gatorade announced it would remove the compound from its drinks in Spring 2013; Powerade is reportedly phasing out the chemical, too.) BVO's purpose? To keep the artificial flavoring chemicals from separating from the rest of the liquids.
Scientists have linked too much BVO to bromide poisoning symptoms like skin lesions, memory loss, and nerve disorders.
Titanium dioxide is in the element titanium, it's sometimes contaminated with lead.
It's used in paints and sunscreens, food Co. add it to different things we eat, like processed salad dressing, coffee creamers, and icing. It makes things look whiter. You know the color white represents clean, explains food industry insider Bruce Bradley.
Maggots, The FDA allows 19 maggots and 74 mites in a 3.5-ounce can of mushrooms. Another reason not to eat canned goods most are lined with bisphenol A, a plastic chemical that causes unnatural hormonal changes linked to heart attacks, obesity, and certain cancers.
Vegetable rennet, microbial rennet, It's a genetically modified version derived from a cloned calf gene. You know It's a GMO.
A study published last year in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that half of grocery store meat tested harbored staph bacteria. Researchers ID the overuse of antibiotics in industrial agriculture as a major cause in the rise of superbugs in our grocery store food. MRSA kills about 19,000 people a year in America. Buy organic!
Glyphosate, it's found in Roundup! It effects your hormones. It's now used primarily on corn and soy crops. It's engineered to withstand a heavy dousing of Roundup. Farmers dumped 57 million pounds of glyphosate on food crops in 2009, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture. Another reason to buy organic!
castoreum, you know it as the Beaver Anal Gland Juice! It's combined with the Beaver's urine to mark its territory.
It's in food and beverages, like vanilla or raspberry flavoring. It's listed on the label as natural flavoring.
I guess if you're a vegetarian you will not know.
A genetically engineered, synthetic hormone called recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST given to cattle makes them produce more milk. Scientists link rBST to prostate, breast, and colon cancers. It's banned in other countries. Buy organic.
Phthalates, It's a chemicals used in pesticides and fragranced soaps and shampoos, nail polish and vinyl shower curtains. The journal Environmental Health Perspectives found phthalates in our food.
Phthalate exposure, even in small amounts, has been linked to behavioral problems in children, allergies and asthma, eczema, and unhealthy changes in our hormonal systems.
L-cysteine, a non-essential amino acid made from dissolved human hair (often from China) or duck feathers.
It's used in commercial dough conditioner to improve the texture of breads and baked goods.
Eating something derived from the human body violates Muslim beliefs. Hair and duck feathers are't on a vegans diet.
Carmine, It's a red food colorant, the crushed abdomen of the female Dactylopius coccus, an African beetle like insect. It's in red candies and red tinted yogurts and juices (like ruby red juices) it's often listed as carmine, crimson lake, cochineal, or natural red #4 on ingredient labels. You might like eating bug juice, Not me!
Processing plants mix meat from hundreds or thousands of different cows, possibly creating a health hazard. To make the meat safer, they typically puts the beef through an ammonia gas bath. That sounds good!
The USDA said the gross process is safe, and allows the meat to be sold without any indication that it received the gas treatment. (The process is banned in meats earning organic certification.)
Evidence suggests that blasting beef with it might not even be fully effective at killing germs.
Artificial food dyes found in everyday foods are made from petroleum derived materials.
Dyes are used in cereals and candy to make them more "fun" for kids, in pickles to make them appear fresher, and in place of actual real ingredients in a variety of foods. Betty Crocker Carrot Cake Mix is actually a carrot-free product, with "carrot flavored pieces" cooked up from corn syrup and artificial colors Yellow 6 and Red 40.
Orange and purple food dyes have been shown to impair brain function, while other dyes have been linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in kids and brain cell toxicity. Tropicana Twister Cherry Berry Blast contains 0 percent berry and cherry juice, despite its name.
Shrimp Coated in Cleaning Chemicals, farmed shrimp from overseas is often full of antibiotics, mouse and rat hair, and pieces of insects. Choose domestic shrimp.
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perfluorinated chemicals class is utilized in certain food packaging.
commonly used to coat the inside of popcorn bags to prevent sticking and grease leakage. The same chemicals are also in the nonstick coating of many pots, pans, and baking sheets.
A study published in January 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that nonstick chemicals in popcorn bags significantly damage the immune system, opening the floodgates for a whole host of other health problems. Nonstick chemicals are also linked to high cholesterol, sperm damage and infertility, and ADHD. Popcorn—made the good old-fashioned way, in a pot on the stovetop—is still a great option
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