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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The 11 Most Controversial Food Additives

Do you know what's hiding in your food?
1. Acesulfame Potassium (Acesulfame-K)
2. Artificial Flavoring
3. Aspartame
4. BHA and BHT
5. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
6. Interesterified Fat
7. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
8. Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
9. Red #3 (Erythrosine) and Red #40 (Allura Red)
10. Saccharin
11. Yellow #5 (Tartrazine) and Yellow #6 (Sunset Yellow)

To read more about each of these ingredients go to the link and then click on the food additive.

As some of you might know or have already experienced Walmart has or will be eliminating, their full service fabric department. Love or hate Walmart, for some this is the only place in their area that sells fabric (notions, crafts, etc.) or the only place they can afford to buy it. There is an on line petition to save this department. Go to the link to read more about it and sign the petition:

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