Category: Food Additives

Overview of the artificial sweeteners in the US.

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Overview of the artificial sweeteners in the US. Artificial sweeteners are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As of 2013, only five artificial sweeteners are approved on the USA market. Approximately 15% of the total United States population above the age of 2 years use artificial sweeteners, knowingly or not (From: NIH.gov). Artificial […]

MSG, High Fructose Corn Syrup, etc

High Fructose Corn Syrup – Increases obesity and diabetes risk (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 86 and American Chemical Society). It is also likely GMO (since most USA corn is GM) Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): Harmful effects on function of hypothalamus-pituitary-target gland system. (From NIH). MSG intake leads to erosive and ulcerative lesions of the […]

Food preservative safety overview

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Organic program does not oversee the use of food preservatives, so technically this page is slightly outside of the “Organic” topic’s scope – but it is still important to read and know. Here is the list of the most common preservatives in US food (From: FDA. Let’s review it: Sodium Benzoate: Used in liquids, specifically […]