According to the results of a new study, 60% of foods U.S. consumers purchase contain synthetic or industrialized coloring/dyes, artificial flavoring agents, emulsifiers, preservatives or artificial sweeteners.
Tag: synthetic food additives
Artificial Food Dye Levels Database
A dataset measuring the levels of “FD&C” color additives (e.g., Yellow 5 and Red 40) in foods and drinks popular with children.
Reckless Antibiotic Use in Beef Sold by Fast Food Giants, Grocery Chains, Walmart
A new investigation has revealed that suppliers of beef to McDonald’s, Taco Bell, some grocery chains and Walmart are sourcing meat from US factory farms that use antibiotics linked to the spread of dangerous superbugs.
Consumers Want Products Free of Harmful Chemicals: Poll
The results of a new national poll reveal that most consumers want the U.S. government to require products to be screened for harmful chemicals and proven safe before market approval.
Blame Mom? Study Links Mothers Ultra-Processed Food Diet with Kids Obesity
New study demonstrates that a mother’s ultra-processed food consumption is associated with an increased risk of overweight or obesity in her children.
Colon Cancer Linked with Highly Processed Food: Study
Pre-cooked meals, processed meat and instant meals, with all of their convenience–and synthetic additives–have just taken another hit. Researchers in a new scientific study recently discovered a link between the high consumption of ultra-processed foods and an increased risk of colon cancer.
Ultra-Processed Foods Linked with Dementia
The results of a new study have revealed that people who eat the highest amounts of ultra-processed foods have an increased risk of dementia.
Are Food Dyes Getting You Sick?
Banned in some countries, and linked with serious health reactions, here in the U.S. synthetic coal tar food dyes are legal and commonplace–with no consumer warning labels.
FDA Revisits Safety of BPA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally decided to take another look at the safety of allowing food manufacturers to inject BPA (bisphenol-A) into consumers food containers. The chemical leaches from the containers like cans and plastic bottles into our food. That much scientists have known for a very long time. And BPA is an endocrine disruptor linked with myriad of very serious health outcomes–that too we have known for a long time. Additionally, it takes very little BPA inside food containers to raise the risk of serious health problems.
Ultra-Processed Food Additives Increase Risk for Second Heart Attack, Stroke
A new study has found that eating ultra-processed foods can increase the likelihood of a subsequent, more likely fatal heart attack–or stroke–in individuals who have already suffered an initial heart attack.