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August 2001 Issue

Food Additives: The Few Bad Apples in the Barrel

Scanning the list of unpronounceable ingredients on some food labels can be as daunting as tackling a foreign language. Yet, knowing how quickly bread without preservatives morphs into an unrecognizable blue-green life form, you can appreciate the benefits some food additives provide. Still, many of us remain more than a little suspicious of what is permitted in the foods we eat. Is that concern justified?

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