A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives: Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients Both Harmful and Desirable Found in Foods

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Three Rivers Press, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 579 pages
The essential guide for making sure your food is safe

A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additivesis back again, in an updated sixth edition. This valuable reference gives you all the facts about the relative safety and side effects of more than 12,000 ingredients that end up 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 may sedate diners!

There are hundreds of new entries to this edition, and topics covered include information about recently discovered resistant strains of bacteria credited to the antibiotics added to animal feed, as well as startling statistics on the amount of money spent on certain additives each year—$1.4 billion—on just flavorings and flavor enhancers.

A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additivesis 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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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

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About the author (2004)

Ruth Winter, M.S., is an award-winning science writer who is nationally known for her many books and magazine articles inFamily Circle,Woman’s Day,Good Housekeeping, andReader’s Digest. She is also the author ofA Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients,A Consumer’s Dictionary of Medicines: Prescription, Over-the-Counter, Homeopathic, and Herbal, andPoisons in Your Food.

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