See on Scoop.it – reNourishment
Food additives can have a major impact on our health, and we as consumers are starting to do our own research on what is in the food we eat. A recent blog post I wrote for the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation may be helpful for those wanting to learn more. Here’s a “taste” of what’s there . . . click through to read the whole article.
“Food additives have been a part of our diets for thousands of years. Ancient peoples used vinegar, salt, spices, herbs, and honey to help preserve foods and add flavor. These safe, natural additives have been used for centuries by traditional societies around the world.
“However, the advent of chemistry as a modern scientific discipline coincided with the industrialization of food production in the 1800s, and artificial food additives were introduced. Mislabeled, adulterated foods and dangerous chemical preservatives (such as formaldehyde) and coloring agents invaded store shelves and home pantries until the Pure Food and Drug Act was passed in 1906.”
~Until next time . . .