A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives

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Three Rivers Press, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 483 pages
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The essential guide for choosing safe and healthful food

A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives is back, in an up-dated fifth edition. This valuable reference gives you all the facts about the relative safety and side effects of more than 8,000 ingredients that end up indirectly in your food as a result of processing and curing, such as preservatives, food-tainting pesticides, and animal drugs. For example, drugs used to tranquilize pigs have actually been known to sedate diners!
        
More than 800 entries are new to this edition and cover recently developed food production technologies (genetically engineered vegetables, bovine growth hormone, and other outcomes of the processing of food today), as well as information on the new label regulations and on guidelines for safe food storage.
        
A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives is a precise tool that will tell you exactly what to leave on supermarket shelves as a reminder to manufacturers that you know what the labels mean and which products are safe to bring home to your family.

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User Review  - jfor1109 - Overstock.com

Food additives along with all the chemicals that are used for cleaning etc. in our world today are killing us. I find this book very helpful in tracking various chemicals in products and what it will do to you. If you have chemicaladdittives issues you need this book!!! Read full review

Contents

WHY YOU NEED THIS BOOK
1
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
30
CONSUMER COMPLAINTS
32
APPENDIX A FOOD STORAGE GUIDELINES
443
APPENDIX B SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR FOOD ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES
466
APPENDIX C THE HIDDEN THREAT OF ANIMAL DRUGS
468
APPENDIX D THE HIDDEN THREAT OF PESTICIDES
472
APPENDIX E RECOMMENDED DIETARY ALLOWANCES RDA
477
BIBLIOGRAPHY
481
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About the author (1999)

Ruth Winter, M.S., is an award-winning science writer who is nationally known for her many books and for her magazine articles in Family Circle, Woman's Day, Omni, and Reader's Digest. She is also the author of A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients and A Consumer's Dictionary of Medicines: Prescription, Over-the-Counter, Homeopathic, and Herbal.

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