What is BHT, and why is it still allowed as a food additive in the US, when it’s banned in the EU?
SweetMyx is the latest artificial sweetener to receive Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status, but how safe is it?
“Generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) is a distinction the FDA gives to certain food products as criteria for being allowed in our processed foods. (The other two ways ingredients wind up in our food is as a food additive or as an exception to food regulations.) But some advocacy groups are now questioning the definition and allowed ingredients.
Is the FDA’s food additives safety system a farce? A new study suggests it is. A new study from scientists at The Pew Charitable Trusts and Environmental Management Institute, asserts [ … ]