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Dangerous Loophole in Law Permits Food Companies to Market Novel Chemicals Without Safety Disclosures

Story at-a-glance -

  • Many food additives have questionable safety profiles, or none at all, as only a small percentage have ever been properly tested
  • A loophole in the 1958 Food Additives Amendment allows food companies to add chemicals to their products without sharing safety information with the US Food and Drug Administration
  • Action item: tell the FDA to put an end to food companies’ right to make chemicals’ safety decisions in secret
  • The processed food industry has dramatically altered our diet, and these changes directly affect your weight and overall health
  • Returning to a diet of locally grown, fresh whole foods is really the only way to optimize your health and normalize your weight

By Dr. Mercola

The fact that processed foods contain added ingredients that aren't necessarily food isn't secret knowledge. A simple read-through of just about any processed food label will tip you off to this fact with its listing of impossible-to-pronounce chemicals.


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