Hard to Swallow: The Truth about Food Additives

by Doris Sarjeant (Author)

Book Description
Irradiated and genetically manipulated foods are already appearing unlabeled in
your supermarket. Thousands of untested additives, many of which are banned
throughout Europe, are present in the foods you eat every day. But you will
never know which toxins and chemicals you are eating if you trust food labels to
tell the whole story. Hard to Swallow: The Truth About Food Additives does tell
the whole story. This up-to-date guide contains an alphabetical listing of
nearly 300 chemical additives that repeatedly appear in the Standard American
Diet. The authors explain the health and environmental dangers of genetic
engineering and other modern methods of production that adulterate the foods we
eat every day. The book is not just a critique of the current state of affairs;
it offers constructive solutions for consumers who want to halt the alarming
trends in farming (genetic engineering, pesticides, insecticides) and food
production (irradiation) by rolling up their sleeves and demanding changes be
made to our food and labeling laws. The authors' aim is an enlightened citizenry
where every one of us can make truly informed consumer decisions.

From the Back Cover
Do you really know what you are eating? Safe and nutritious food should be the
right of each and every one of us - not a privelege. If labeling laws were
written for the protection of the consumer - and not to aid the food
manufacturers, you would already know that genetically engineered foods and
irradiated foods are for sale in your supermarket. Our health officials,
however, seem to be working less in the interest of the consumer and more in
favor of the large corporate manufacurers when it comes to legislating adequate
food labeling laws. We have a right to know the truth about the effects on our
bodies caused by foods processed with chemical food additives, irradiation and
gene manipulation. Nevertheless, the average person can consume hundreds of
chemicals a day without knowing it. Even the most alert label-reader will have
no idea of the scores of additives that the government permits in foods but
which are not required to be listed on product labels. Hard to Swallow: The
Truth About Food Additives is a wake-up call to the shocking state of our food
laws and is a primer for those who want to know why the food supply is
genetically manipulated, bombarded with radiation and laced with additives.

Product Details

Paperback: 332 pages
Publisher: Alive Books (November 1, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0920470475



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