By John Farndon
From the extreme distance such a lot of our nutrition travels to arrive our tables to the impressive advantages of consuming tomatoes, John Farndon indicates the superb, frequently surprising, fact in the back of the nutrition we devour. protecting every little thing from the massive companies that regulate nutrition creation around the globe to the hazards of nutrition dyes, this ebook unearths the advanced proof in the back of the easiest of nutrition. discover simply what GM nutrients is and why you could consume it unknowingly, how nutrition will get its flavour, how a few meals aren't particularly as nutritious as they need to be, how bringing unique meals on your desk might actually be costing the Earth, and masses extra. this is often a vital advisor to the proof at the back of nutrition, the single very important factor on your lifestyles along with air and water - and the world's largest company.
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Kelloggs has already launched prebiotic Rice Crispies, while other companies are selling prebiotic baby milk and ﬂavoured prebiotic water. Fruit and vegetables contain these prebiotics naturally, but the feeling is that most people cannot be bothered to eat them. 101 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOOD • 27 13. 80% of ten-year-old American girls diet ronically, just at a time when vast numbers of children in Western nations are becoming overweight, many other children are becoming so obsessed about their body image that they go on diets, just like their parents.
Panorama found that at least twelve companies in Holland were using these undetectable hydrolysed proteins. As a result, the Food Standards Agency is now lobbying the European Union to make the use of hydrolysed protein illegal, and to limit the permitted water content of chicken to 15%. At the moment, though, the chances are that chicken is being adulterated like this all around the world. 101 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOOD • 43 23. Studies in Australia suggest that over half the proﬁt of big supermarkets comes from ‘contributions’ from suppliers he enormous buying power of the big supermarket chains means that they have what is a stranglehold over many food suppliers.
Meanwhile, a UK government committee on toxicity believes pesticide residues in food may be the reason why men’s sperm count is going down. Sometimes people eat salads believing them to be the healthy option. They certainly look pure and fresh sealed in their neat cellophane bags. In fact, keeping lettuces looking this perfect is often achieved only by soaking them in pesticides while they are growing, then drenching them in bleach to kill germs once they are picked. A recent survey by the UK Pesticides Residue Committee showed that over half the lettuces bought at UK supermarkets had substantial pesticides, in some cases above legal maximums.
101 Facts You Should Know About Food by John Farndon