something to think about wk9

something to think about wk9 - tea, sugar, emulsified oils...

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I found that there are many additives in a variety of foods. Potassium nitrate, sodium, sodium nitrate, these are used in cooked meats, salt meats thinned meats, hard cheese, and cheese substitutes. Sulphites, sulphurdioxide, these are use in alcohol beverages, dried fruit and vegetables, sausages, snacks, gelatins, pectin, and many other foods. Sorbic acid, potassium sorbate, calcium sorbate, these are used in flavored drinks, prepared fruit and vegetables, chips, melted cheese, pre-packed bread, syrups, etc. Sodium benzoate is used in sodas, cooked prawns, light jams, chewing gum, etc. BHA (butylhydroxyanisol) and BHT (butylhydroxytoluene) are used in ready made mixtures, powdered milk, snacks, sauces, soups, gum and more. Sucroglycerides are used in cakes, biscuits, ice cream, desserts, sauces, soups, drinks, etc. Carrageenan and Gums are used in all processed foods except a few such as honey, butter, coffee,
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Unformatted text preview: tea, sugar, emulsified oils and fats, and natural yogurt. There are many other additives such as Erythrosine, cantaxanthin, amaranth, tartrazine, cochineal red, annatto, saccharin, aspartame, cyclamic acid, monosodium glutamate, which none of these are healthy and are added to many different foods. In my opinion genetic engineering of food should not be done. One reason for that is it makes the food more susceptible to disease; therefore the use of pesticides is more necessary. Pesticides are known to cause health problems and disease such as cancer. Here is a couple of web sites you can go too, to check out the information yourselves. http://www.globalissues.org/issue/188/genetically-engineered-food http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/farm-pesticides-linked-to-deadly-skin-cancer http://www.health-report.co.uk/cancer-pesticides-245T-24D.html...
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course SCI/162 AAGR0OHNS2 taught by Professor Helencole during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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