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Storable foods investigation reveals brands still use chemical enhancers and preservatives in overpriced JUNK meals

12/2/2016 - There are a whole lot of choices out there when it comes to purchasing storable emergency food. Companies claiming to offer the "highest quality" meal options at the lowest possible prices are everywhere these days, and some brands obviously fit the bill better than others in this regard – though...

Panera accelerates clean food movement; removes artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from its soups

1/18/2016 - Last year, Panera announced its promise to ban artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colors and flavors from its foods by the end of 2016. The popular food chain even made publicly available its "No-No" list, which details not only what unhealthy ingredients are being removed, but specifically which...

Chipotle is replacing harmful preservatives with traditional sourdough bacteria cultures

7/1/2015 - Chipotle made waves earlier this year when they announced that they would be eliminating GMOs from their menu. After eliminating GMO cornstarch from its tortillas, the company is now further streamlining its tortilla recipe in an attempt to offer its customers a product as close to a homemade tortilla...

Fast food meal remains unchanged after two years sitting on counter; bugs and fungi avoid toxic, junk food

1/23/2015 - Here's a story to file in the "gross" category. For two years, a McDonald's cheeseburger and fries, along with a Taco Bell soft shell chicken taco, have sat on display, unwrapped and uneaten. That's not the big deal. The eye-opening shocker is that 24 months later, they still look as fresh-from-the-kitchen...

Health Basics: How do food preservatives cause cancer?

7/13/2014 - The term food preservatives sounds quite positive, and if you don't look any deeper than the surface, it's a good thing. It means the food that's packaged in boxes, bags, jars and cans has a longer shelf life, before mold, mildew, bacteria and fungi kick into high gear and start breaking down the food,...

Sulphite preservatives in wine and food can cause significant health issues

6/14/2012 - Sulfites are present in many foods such as ready meals, pizza, wine and beer. Whilst it acts as a preservative, it also has health implications for 10 percent of all consumers. Many have minor irritations, however asthmatics and those who are sensitive to the irritant effect of sulfites can have severe...

Olive and Grape Extracts Work Better as Food Preservatives than Synthetic Antioxidants

5/30/2008 - Olive and grape extracts derived as byproducts of oil and wine manufacturing proved to be more effective food preservatives than pure antioxidant chemicals in a new study conducted by Portuguese researchers and published in the journal "Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies." "We can...

Indian Herbs Could Replace Synthetic Preservatives to Extend Shelf Life of Processed Foods

4/28/2008 - Traditional food and medicinal herbs from India have powerful antioxidant properties, and may provide alternatives to synthetic preservatives, according to as study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and published in the journal Food Research International. "As...

Plant extracts are natural preservatives for encapsulated oils

11/16/2007 - A cocktail of plant extracts from rosemary, broccoli sprouts and citrus may function as a natural preservative for vegetable oils and other foods, according to research conducted by scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and published in the Journal of Food Engineering. Antioxidants...

Plant extracts outperform chemical additives as preservatives for processed meat

9/13/2006 - A study published in the Elsevier journal Food Microbiology has found grape seed and pine bark extracts outperform synthetic preservatives in oxidation and microbial effects in ready-to-eat meat products. The grape seed and pine bark extracts also reduced measures of oxidation and therefore meat...

The true horrors of pet food revealed: Prepare to be shocked by what goes into dog food and cat food

10/21/2005 - If you check the labels on grocery store foods, you've probably already begun to see that the list of ingredients doesn't always tell the whole truth about what's in your food. The same goes for your pets' food. Behind innocent-sounding words like "meat byproducts" and "meat meal" are horrific manufacturing...

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