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What Exactly is a ‘Natural’ Additive & Is It Better?

What exactly is a "Natural" Additive and is it better?  The exact definition of "Natural" is actually left up to the food manufacturers to some extent. A natural additive is one that can be extracted from a plant, animal, or food...

What Are The Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid?

What Are the Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid?  Food additives are designed to prolong the shelf life of food, to improve the appearance and flavour of food, and a number of other reasons. However, there are many food additives that come at a price to...

List of the Main Groups of Preservatives

List of the Main Groups of Preservatives  What are preservatives and why should I worry about them if they don’t seem to affect my children?  Quite often the effects of preservatives can be delayed and are far less obvious than other...

Food Additives – The Big Picture

What are they, how can we identify them and what do they do?  Numerous substances are added to foods for a variety of reasons.  According to the Codex Alimentarius, a food additive is: Any substance not normally consumed as a food by itself and not...

Good food = Good behavior

We all live in a world that is full of media and marketing. Some good, some not go good.  What makes it hard for us is that we need to decipher what is real and what is not. Clever marketing can make us feel guilty or on top of the world. Add...

What Additives to look out for in prepackaged foods

As consumers, many of us are informed and are aware of MSG, also known as 621 being found in thousands of food across the country. What many of us do not understand is there are ways that manufacturers can still get MSG into our foods without us really...

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