Eric Schlosser woke up many of us in the United States about our Fast Food Nation. Now he tackles food additives, citing a study in the UK about the impact of food colorings and preservatives on hyperactivity. Take a look, if you dare, at this op-ed from The Guardian ~
What’s added takes away
We barely know about the effects of chemical food additives, and our governments don’t care
September 6, 2007
The overwhelming majority of our additive intake today has been part
of the diet of humans for generations: yeast, salt, sugar, baking
powder. But thousands of other additives, derived from both natural and
synthetic sources, have recently become commonplace in western eating.
What are these substances doing to our bodies and our minds? We are
just beginning to find out.
A study published today by
Southampton University, into the impact of additives on groups of
three-year-olds and eight-year-olds, produced some alarming results.