Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chemicals in Our Food: Old and New

There are 4,000 chemicals in our food. It is staggering. The crazy part is that chemicals are more dangerous and the thresh hold for safety often goes down when chemicals are in the presence of other chemicals. So, even if a chemical is tested and found safe, in the presence of other chemicals it might not be safe to consumer. And it's not just the newer chemicals that are ending up in our food supply. US Food Still Tainted with Old Chemicals in Scientific America is a recent article about how older, banned chemicals are also found in our food supply. When you look at labels of mainstream processed food there are so many chemicals that many people just are too overwhelmed to make better choices. But there are better choices, even when choosing mainstream food. Here are my favorite posts about processed food...

Dangers of Processed Food
Processed Food Versus Homemade Food
Goldfish, Allergies and Reading Labels