DailyDirt: What's That In Your Food?

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Processed foods are everywhere. They're quick and easy, as well as mighty tasty because they're designed to hit the perfect combination of salt, sugar and fat our bodies crave. Unfortunately, few things are actually perfect if you look closely enough. Common food packaging frequently lists ingredients that sound like a nightmare chemistry exam you haven't studied for, and preservatives aren't all that appetizing even if you can't taste them. Here are a few links on food additives that you may or may not think are scary. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    John Fenderson (profile), 4 Aug 2014 @ 10:25am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    "They are there to increase profits - nothing else."

    This is true for every aspect of everything that is sold, therefore meaningless. For example: adding something to your food product that ensures it won't sicken or kill people is done to increase profits (people won't buy it if it kills them). But the path to increased profits is to benefit people. So it's put there to benefit people.

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