Sugar, Salt, Fat...

Here it is at last, well-documented investigation that shows how we have all been manipulated into bad health by the food industry; people who have literally made a killing off us by getting us hooked on synthetic food. It’s a problem that just can’t be fixed with a bag of Bunny Luv baby carrots.
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Tweaking Tastes and Creating Cravings

When you chug a sports drink or chew a stick of gum, you probably don’t think of science. But there is a precise science – and a delicate art – behind what you’re tasting. CBS 60 Minutes’ Morley Safer reports on the multibillion dollar flavor industry, whose scientists create natural and artificial flavorings that make your mouth water and keep you coming back for more.
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Liquid Liars

I am still in the middle of a typical supermarket. I’m incredulous over the 100’ long, 7’ high wall of “beverages” called Sports Drinks and Vitamin Water. Equally, at another supermarket I’m appalled by the energy zapping multitude of convenience refrigerators and end of aisle shelf displays these liquids occupy. And I’m not even including the aisles of sodas, tea drinks, and fake juice drinks. Wow!
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FDA Action: Food Dyes and Hyperactivity?

The use of artificial enhancements is relatively recent. In the 1800s, American food manufacturers began doctoring their wares with toxic pigments made from lead and copper. Today, while food dyes come from a wide range of sources, many artificial dyes are petroleum-based. Why degrade the nutrient value of our food with over processing and artificial colors and flavors? Natural colors are much more than visually attractive, they provide nutritive value too.
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