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What's in Your Food?: The Truth About Additives from Aspartame to Xanthan Gum

What's in Your Food?: The Truth About Additives from Aspartame to Xanthan Gum

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By (author) Bill Statham

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  • Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 107mm x 172mm x 17mm | 127g
  • Publication date: 9 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Reading, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0762429631
  • ISBN 13: 9780762429639
  • Sales rank: 344,482

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With almost daily reports in the media about the questionable safety of chemicals and additives in food and cosmetics, buying organic is moving from cult status to the mainstream. The proof? Wal-Mart is going green, introducing organic foods chainwide. Label reading is way up-but how do you make sense of the information, particularly when ingredients have unpronounceable names and effects that cant be easily researched by ordinary people? Whats in Your Food? includes all of the additives used in foods and cosmetics distributed in America. Its formatted alphabetically by ingredient with easy-to-read tables that tell at a glance the health risks posed by each one. A column with smiley faces that are happy, sad, or neutral gives an instant reading of the authors conclusions. Our edition includes a glossary, appendix, and other helpful info thoroughly researched and easy to understand. A bonus section on additives found in health and beauty items rounds out the comprehensive approach. Although rich in the details needed to make wise buying decisions, the book is purposely compact to fit easily into pocket or purse, so its always handy for a trip to the market.

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