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Late last week, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) voted overwhelmingly to ban carrageenan from certified organic foods. The new rule would take effect in November 2018.
What is BHT, and why is it still allowed as a food additive in the US, when it’s banned in the EU?
Not all food additives are created equal. We talk a lot about potentially harmful ingredients in our food, but some food additives sound a lot scarier than they are.
A common food additive found in processed food is linked to obesity, colitis, and metabolic syndrome, according to new research from Georgia State University published in the journal Nature.
The Environmental Working Group has rated more than 80,000 products in its new Food Scores app to help you buy the best foods for your body. Check it out.
The Environmental Working Group, well-known for its Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists of produce, has released a new Dirty Dozen. This time, EWG is rating the most toxic food additives.
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 that the FDA’s food additives safety system “lacks the relevant information needed to estimate the amount [of additives] that consumers can safely eat.” Are Food […]
Carrageenan – a seaweed ingredient common in low-fat and non-dairy milks – might not be as healthy as it sounds.
We’ve talked about so-called “pink slime” around here before, and now there’s a petition targeting the FDA asking them to ban the stuff. In case you’re not familiar with pink slim or “Boneless Lean Beef,” as it’s known in the industry, here’s a description from the petition…
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has asked the FDA to ban two types of caramel coloring used as food additives. Some types of caramel coloring have been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals.