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A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives: Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients

by Ruth Winter (Author)

Product Description
The essential guide for making sure your food is safe

A Consumerís Dictionary of Food Additives is 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 yearó$1.4 billionóon just
flavorings and flavor enhancers.

A Consumerís Dictionary of Food Additives is 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

About the Author
Ruth Winter, M.S., is an award-winning science writer who is nationally known
for her many books and magazine articles in Family Circle, Womanís Day, Good
Housekeeping, and Readerís Digest. She is also the author of A Consumerís
Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, A Consumerís Dictionary of Medicines:
Prescription, Over-the-Counter, Homeopathic, and Herbal, and Poisons in Your Food.

Product Details

Paperback: 592 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; (October 26, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1400052327



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