When Big Business and Food Meet

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Courtesy of Flickr.com

When big business and food meet, the results are often delicious. But is it healthy? I recently read an article in Reader’s Digest (June 2015, print issue) about 50 things food manufacturers don’t tell consumers about packaged foods. Here are some that I found particularly deceptive:

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Monsanto’s “Roundup” Herbicide is Destroying Our Bodies

 

From CredoAction.com:

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U.S. F.D.A. Questions Safety of Antibacterial Soaps (FINALLY)

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Photo courtesy of awarenessmonths.com

 

In December of last year it was reported that triclosan and triclocarban, the main ingredients in anti-bacterial products such as hand sanitizers, is suspected of being dangerous to human health by the US FDA.

After years of mounting concerns that the antibacterial chemicals that go into everyday items like soap and toothpaste are doing more harm than good, the Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it was requiring soap manufacturers to demonstrate that the substances were safe or to take them out of the products altogether (NY Times).    

After a bit of my own research, I found that the term “mounting concerns” is putting it lightly.

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To the U.S. FDA: Reject Approval of GMO Salmon (petition)

Photo courtesy of Walter Baxter (geograph.org.uk)

Photo courtesy of Walter Baxter (geograph.org.uk)

From CredoAction.com:

Any day now, the first genetically modified animal ever to enter our food supply, AquaBounty salmon, could be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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