Organic - Top10reasonstobuyorganic 1.) Protect future...

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Top 10 reasons to buy organic 1.) Protect future generations - not 2.) Prevent soil erosion - not 3.) Protect water quality -maybe 4.) Save energy – maybe 5.) Keep chemicals off your plate - not 6 .) Protect farms worker -maybe 7.) Help small farmers - maybe 8.) Support a true economy – probably not 9.) Promote biodiversity- not 10.) Better quality –relative to what 11. Animal welfare -maybe 12. Sense of control - yes 13. Sense of community - yes In the case of “Big Ag” organic, I would say that 3,4,7,8,11 become “not”. Also covered: Regulation Labeling “Natural”
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Today’s Class: Additives, Pesticides, and Natural Toxicants MAIN POINTS: What is a natural flavor ? What is an “additive”? How are additives treated legally? Sources and types of “toxins” How are “natural toxicants” treated under the law?
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1958 Amendments to “THE ACT” Regulates any substance. .which becomes a component of food, *if* not generally recognized as safe (by experts) or in use prior to Jan 1, 1958. GRAS = Generally Recognized as Safe GRAS = Generally Recognized as Safe The Act excludes spices, smoke derivatives GRAS concept, ways to gain GRAS status Grand-fathered FDA GRAS-affirmation (Flavors- Flavor Extract Manufacturers Association) Self-affirmation
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Other additive requirements Intentional additive must “work” Cannot be deceptive or conceal defects Cannot reduce nutritional value Cannot substitute for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) (canning example) Must have method of analysis
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