Friday, December 18, 2015 by Vicki Batts
In an attempt to keep up with consumer demands, many food manufacturers are changing the ingredients that we see on their labels. But what are they changing? Many are stepping away from using well-known and avoided chemicals, and switching over to things that sound much more benign, like “rosemary extract” or “citrus derivatives.” But what does that really mean, and how do we know if it’s actually any better for us?
As reported by alternative news sources, some companies are choosing to honestly replace the ingredients with more wholesome ones, while others, afraid of being unable to offset costs, are choosing to merely substitute with cheaper products.
Additionally, products that are added as processing aids don’t even have to be listed on the label. Nor do ingredients that are less than 1% of the total sum of parts. So, do we even ever really know what we’re consuming?
No, sadly, we don’t.
Our food is processed with added sugars, salt and fats and preservatives. It’s coated in chemicals we don’t even know about. And we don’t even know if any of it is really safe to eat; safe limits for consumption are often determined with information given by the companies who make them. Nearly inescapable, and untrustworthy at best – its no surprise so many people are fed up.