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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    Anonymous Coward, 1 Aug 2014 @ 8:42pm

    Large food companies regularly re-formulate their products to tailor them to local markets

    I HATE, HATE this practice. I'm from the poor part of Europe, and the so-called 'western' companies sell their hight priced products with crappy, below standard, and just really cheap ingredients, while claiming you are buying the same product you see in the UK, or Germany, or France. I consider this a criminal scam, and a really unfair unethical practice, they take our money and then treat us as nothing but animals who will eat all the things they can't sell in their precious regulated western markets. Scum, all of them.

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