Lazy Foods, Additives and Chemicals

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The rise of lazy foods
"Sales of lazy foods such as peeled potatoes, chopped carrots and diced onions are on the rise. But is there anything wrong with us taking a culinary shortcut?"

Think of the percentage of your life that is ebbing away as you peel a potato. ...

Full Story: The rise of lazy foods;

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Chemicals in Food
It used to be that diets meant cutting down on the fat and calories, more exercise, more fish in the diet, more fruits and vegetables.
Full Story: Chemicals in Food Can Make You Fat;

Food Additives
Additives used to give meats, cheeses and other foods a "smokey flavor" may pose a health risk, according to initial results of an investigation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). ...
Full Story: Does that smokey flavor come with a health cost?;

Food Chemicals
A plastic chemical commonly used in baby bottles and the lining of food and beverage cans may at least partially responsible for allergic asthma, a new study suggests. ...
Full Story: Plastic chemical triggers allergic asthma;

Food Science
Need to shed some pounds? Scientists at Birmingham University aim to help, with research into a diet-suppressing solution ...
Full Story: Food scientists develop appetite-curbing gel;



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* A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives, 7th Edition: Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients Both Harmful and Desirable Found in Foods
* An A-Z Guide to Food Additives: Never Eat What You Can't Pronounce
* What's In Your Food?: The Truth about Additives from Aspartame to Xanthan Gum

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