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    Default Ten Thousand Chemicals In food And Food Packaging

    World Mercury Project Team
    August 29 2018

    The majority of additives in U.S. foods have undergone either inadequate or zero regulatory oversight. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just issued a policy statement about the risks to children’s health of the more than 10,000 chemicals directly or indirectly added to food and “food contact materials” in the U.S. with three primary aims: (1) to review and highlight the significant health concerns associated with the chemicals in foods; (2) to formulate recommendations that pediatricians can share with families; and (3) to propose “urgently needed reforms” pertaining to regulation of food additives by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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    After reading this, I'm further convinced that the FDA is not serious about protecting our food supply. Almost all of the "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) evaluations conducted on food chemicals were conducted by experts employed or beholden to the manufacturer. Also, didn't know that FDA has allowed GRAS determinations to be made by a trade association, known as the "Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association" for almost 3,000 flavoring substances. Wow, the fox really is guarding the henhouse! Where is the objectivity in this process? Avoiding prepared and pre-packaged foods is clearly the best way to cut down on the chemicals and additives one consumes.

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    Default Re: Ten Thousand Chemicals In food And Food Packaging

    I found this quote especially disturbing: "The result of these regulatory loopholes is that there are substances in the food supply that are unknown to the FDA."
    Sheesh! What we already know is bad enough! Thankfully, I was raised without candy, soda or other junk food in the house, and raised my children the same. And sadly, my two daughters are allowing their kids far more sweets than I would condone...but you know, you can't tell your adult children how to raise their offspring!
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    You're right,..."you can't tell your adult children how to raise their offspring," but that hasn't stopped me from trying. Lol.

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