Foods Contain Secret Ingredients
Which fine legislators passed all the
public-be-damned laws which state that
"If a food product contains less than a certain amount of an
ingredient, then the manufacturer can
that the product contains
of the ingredient, and NOT
EVEN MENTION it!
Saturated Fat - less than 0.5 grams is redefined as
ZERO on the label.
Trans fatty acids (TFAs) - less than 0.5 grams is redefined
as ZERO on the label.
Cholesterol - less than 0.2 grams is redefined as ZERO on
Government Redefinition of ZERO -
(Rounding Rules for Declaring
Since when, is less than 0.5 grams equal to zero. Not in my
Let's say a package contains one-half gram of
but it is not on the label. Let's say you eat 10
According to the package calculations, you have consumed NO
In reality, you have consumed
This arbitrary minimum amount is set by the food
manufacturers, through lobbyists. The manufacturers tell the
lobbyists what limits they want (corresponding, of course,
to the amount of that particular crud in their product.
There are THOUSANDS of additives (EAFUS, link below) put
into your foods that are not listed on the labels, because
of the arbitrarily set "upper limits" of zero.
"The public doesn't matter, we must maximize our
profits, at any cost."
The Government used to represent the people - now it
We don't decide. They decide. What goes down your throat.
Without your knowledge.
Asia and Europe, will sell us anything the government
allows. No protection here.
Safeway will sell us anything the government allows.
No protection here.
Safeway bakeries use azodicarbonamide
(ADA) - a controversial approved dough conditioner -
From the FDA Science Forum, Category I, #241 - ". . may
result in semicarbazide
residues in bread "(scroll down to #241). "SEM
(SEMicarbazide) has been found in food products made using
flour in which azodicarbonamide has been added as a
dough-improver, a practice that is not permitted in the
EU". For many chemicals, Europe gets better consumer
protection than the United
State and Federal Governments WON'T
ALLOW us to know. No
Money is everything - business as usual in America.
Lobbyists block much-needed laws,
which CAN ALLOW US to see what we are being
I want to know what is in
EVERYTHING I EAT. I don't want some pathetic non-label,
purposely omitting ingredients, leaving me to guess just
what crud may be "unmentioned". New "contributing factors"
to cancer continue to be
Want to blow your mind? Check out EAFUS
- Everything Added to Food in the U.S. - You must have a
fast computer, AND a fast internet connection - this file is
HUGE. My favorite is castoreum - an extract from the hind
end of a male beaver - used as a flavoring. How about
acetone, AzoDicarbonAmide (a personal favorite),
BENZENE, borax, butane, butylated hydroxytoluene,
chloroform, for starters. Have fun.
EAFUS tells us all the weird stuff that goes into our food,
but they don't tell us WHAT FOODS contain them. I wonder if
someone has compiled a list of "the worst of the worst" food
additives on the EAFUS list? Who has the time to go through
the whole thing?
Don't forget to check out the US
FDA Food Additive Status List - new crud.
And check the GRAS exemptions - US
FDA Foods Generally Recognized As Safe
I see they have added carbon monoxide, pork collagen,
hydrogen peroxide, tasteless smoke, and tetrafluoroethane.
Goody. All generally recognized as safe as he||.
Food nutrition labels do not list all the lesser ingredients
After all, a "small amount" equals none, right?