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Updated on May 20, 2011

The question must be asked! Are we being slowly killed by the food we consume?We have been told repeatedly that fast food is unhealthy due to the high calorie and low nutrient content.This may be true ,but there is more to it than that.

Do you care about the food you eat or are you oblivious to the dangerous substances that food manufacturers put into your food?


Wood rosin

Bromated vegtable oil

All of which are undefined on the package

"Natural flavor" -they don't say what flavor it is,just claim that it's "Natural" Excuse me but if it has to be manmade it's not natural.

I've seen labels that say ":Natural flavor and "other natural flavors" - They don't say what the "other" flavors are. There is no mistaking what they meant by "other". They didn't mean "Strawberry - " blueberry" or anything like that.

"Monosodium Glutimate" is a well know flavor enhancer that can harm your brain.

In fact "Corn syrup" has gotten a negative reputation recently and now the package that contains it may say "Glucose syrup" which can be the very same kind of sweetener with a different name.

Aspertame -

an artificial sweetener that is put into almost every chewing gum you can find at party stores and supermarkets.

Even though some chewing gums still have sugar in them ,aspertame is added along with sugar to cut costs.They don't even tell you on the front of the package that an artificial sweetener is in it like they do with gum that only has aspertame in it. So,unless you take the time to read the ingredients ,you wouldn't know it had aspertame or any other sweetener artificial or otherwise.

Our health depends on the foods we consume and it's vital to be aware of the ingredients in our food in order to stay healthy .

Many of us simply don't know or care what's in our food.We assume that the government would never allow anything that was unhealthy to be put into our food supply.

The records show the Food and Drug Administration has been lax in their duty to protect our food as well as our health when it comes to certain pharmacutical drugs that have so many side effects that the drug alone can be dangerous to our health.

There was a time when advertising the benefits of a particular pharmacutical drug to a doctors patients or the general public was banned by the FDA.Today it's common practice and very profitable due to the advertised benefits promoted in their ads.Although they also plainly inform the consumer of the dangers involved with their use. They openly admit that their product could possibly harm you,They protect themselves legally by doing so,If you are harmed by the side affects of taking their product.

Aspertame has been proven to be harmful and yet it's put into almost all chewing gum and most diet sodapop.Recently it has been said to make people eat or drink more,which is the opposite of why we consume it in the first place.It's also said to be addictive to many who regularly consume it over time.


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      7 years ago

      It's best to grow your own food. MSG causes obesity. And there is no telling what kind of garbage is in our food. Some of it isn't even edible, yet it's in our food.

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      7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Thank you James for reading it. From what I understand you have to be careful who you buy what can be claimed to be organic.I think if best to know where even your organic food comes from.It,might be from outside the country where they may still use pesticides and herbacides that are legal there.Organic ,doesn't necessarily mean it's grown without pesticides and herbicides.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      I suppose truly organic food is the way to go. I have been going more and more in this direction. I agree that the food industry is poisoning us. I don't know if it is purposeful or just to make the most money while feeding the most people cheaply. We surely need to pay attention to what we use for nutrition. Thank you for an excellent article.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      8 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Great Information, and I will spread your links.

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      8 years ago from US

      I know I tell you I read on everything anymore and 98% I throw back, and what about salt content, ever notice that? You cannot find anything not full of salt. What I do buy with the loads of it in it I either soak as much as I can out in water a couple of times or boil it out but even low or no fat foods (even ice cream!)loaded with salt...that kills, holds weight on you and raises blood pressure the two things of my concern.

      Also I had a horrible allergic reaction to tanning lotion 8 years ago and when they gave me an allergy medicine it was made by the same company that made the lotion! What a surprise, I have read in prescription medicines they do that, make it have side effects you have to have more of there medicines for!


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      8 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      I've heard of a more conservitive estimate of 13 billion.

      If,we were allowed to grow hempseed which is highly nutricious high in protien and omega 3 fatty acid and can grow pracitcally anywhere that would certainly make it possible to feed as well as cloth many more people seeing as hemp fiber is excellent for cloth making as well as for paper making.Growing it has been outlawed in North America since 1938.That same year it was praised in popular science magazine as the next billion dollar crop.

      The reason it was banned probably has to do with it's cousin which we call marijuana.Accually marijuana is a varient of the hemp plant which we all know is grown for the chemical T.H.C. that it contains which is not the same plant.

      iI understand that when these two plants are grown in close to eachother the hemp plant grown for food and fiber tends to cause the marijuana plant to make less T.H.C.

      That could be the reason they banned hemp as a crop or it could be because they can't tell the difference between the two.Which would make it hard to control the production of marijuana.

      Then the fact that we use wood fiber which reqiures chemicals which certain interests make money from could be another reason.Not to mention the cotton industry which also requires the use of exspensive pesticides which can harm our health at the same time.

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      8 years ago from Nibiru

      There's a Chamber of Commerce study that puts the capacity at 2.73 trillion. (See, I can make up numbers, also.)

      It is 7 billion now. 44/22 billion -- are you kidding? What are those Hardvard weenies smoking?

      You going to put in your reservation a year in advance for a towel spot on a tar-coated beach? Since there will be no fish in the ocean, you will love the bland taste of factory grown fish flesh. Or maybe you prefer Soylent Green? I could go on... but arguing with people that believe more population is good would make me as crazy as they are.

    • someonewhoknows profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      I have read that there is a Harvard study that puts Earth's population capacity at 44 billion.If,they were off by half ,that's still 22 billion people.

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      8 years ago from Nibiru

      Yes, it's not just "fast food", it is EVERYTHING in a typical supermarket. All packaged food has its ingredients chosen from a laundry list at a chemical warehouse.

      Even the so-called "healthy choice" type foods are the same.

      Yeah, I know we "should" cook from scratch. Then all we would have to worry about are pesticides and hormones, but who has time today? Our rulers keep us running in circles trying to make a living and complying with their increasing number of rules and regulations.

      OTH, you can't blame our rulers. The human race does not know the meaning of restraint when it comes to plopping out litters of rug-rats. The cultures and religions do not favor birth control, abortion, and infanticide. 1 billion in the early 1900s. 7 billion now.

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      David Stone 

      8 years ago from New York City

      Lots of fire in there. Keep slugging!


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