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BOOK REVIEW: Consumers Dictionary of Food Additives by Ruth Winter

With all of the checks and balances present in todays food world who would think that all the ingredients hadn’t been checked and approved. Of all the ingredients in PROCESSED FOODS some are NEVER approved by the FDA. There are so many new flavors and additives developed on a yearly bases that the FDA can NOT keep up with them all. This is one of the main reasons to eat NON-PROCESSED food or WHOLE FOOD and to stay informed.

According to a news report from Sustainable Table, ” It is also important to note that while the FDA lists some additives that are approved for food use, many more additives are never approved by the FDA. There is actually very little oversight for many of the additives and other ingredients in our food supply. The term GRAS refers to “generally regarded as safe,” the moniker the FDA uses to regulate food additives, dyes, and preservatives.”

With the cancer rate rising at alarming rates, the fertility rate decreasing in epic proportions we have to wonder whether these additives might be a contributing factor.


  • Read the labels of everything you buyknow what you are eating. Make conscious choices. Don’t allow yourself to be lied to. Stay informed.
  • Use THE CONSUMERS DICTIONARY OF FOOD ADDITIVES and quickly see what Sodium Benzoate is and why you might not want to feed it to your children.

“With our culture’s growing interest in organic foods and healthy eating, it is important to understand what food labels mean and to learn how to read between the lines. This completely revised and updated edition of A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives gives you the facts about the safety and side effects of more than 12,000 ingredients–such as preservatives, food-tainting pesticides, and animal drugs–that end up in food as a result of processing and curing. It tells you what’s safe and what you should leave on the grocery-store shelves.

In addition to updated entries that cover the latest medical and scientific research on substances such as food enhancers and preservatives, this must-have guide includes more than 650 new chemicals now commonly used in food. You’ll also find information on modern food-production technologies such as bovine growth hormone and genetically engineered vegetables.

Alphabetically organized, cross-referenced, and written in everyday language, this is a precise tool for understanding food labels and knowing which products are best to bring home to your family.”

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