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(News.com.au)   British scientists have linked additives found in many common snackfoods to allergic reactions, asthma, hyperactivity and rashes. Your kid wants a carrot   (news.com.au ) divider line
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2007-12-16 11:47:03 AM  
See? The US Gubbmint is not alone in coercing scientists into faking results just to support unpopular programs.
 
2007-12-16 12:42:22 PM  
"Food Intolerance Network founder..."

I hate intolerant people.
 
2007-12-16 01:17:14 PM  
Can I get an obvious tag? I had my first asthma attack after eating Fruity Pebbles as a kid.

Which sucks... because I thought they tasted awesome. :(
 
2007-12-16 01:17:44 PM  
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2007-12-16 01:29:21 PM  
TFA isn't strong on details, like naming the additives, so I found this (new window) article on thelancet.com, where they say:

Interpretation

Artificial colours or a sodium benzoate preservative (or both) in the diet result in increased hyperactivity in 3-year-old and 8/9-year-old children in the general population.


So there.
 
2007-12-16 02:29:48 PM  
Sulfites

They are required to put the warning on wine bottles.

They are required to list nuts, soy, milk, wheat, egg, etc. on the package in large letters. But you have to read through the list on that big one. Mostly found in dried fruits and cheap bread, it's a preservative that kills yeast.

And clogs wind pipes.
 
2007-12-16 03:48:00 PM  
THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD TEST ON ANIMALS.
 
2007-12-16 05:25:00 PM  
ptrifoliata2: THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD TEST ON ANIMALS.

Not to state the obvious, but humans ARE animals.
 
2007-12-16 08:46:34 PM  
ptrifoliata2: THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD TEST ON ANIMALS.

It's probably rather difficult to determine if a substance causes a rat to have a short attention span.
 
2007-12-16 08:55:35 PM  
Testing on animals isn't going to determine whether some people are going to be sensitive/allergic to a particular additive. I can't have anything with MSG (causes blinding migraines) but it doesn't seem to affect the majority of people. Also can't tolerate a lot of food colorings, preservatives, or artificial flavorings.
The upside is that I have learned to cook and bake really well with organic ingredients, so I don't think I'm really missing much.
 
2007-12-16 09:07:15 PM  
Executive Monkey: ptrifoliata2: THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD TEST ON ANIMALS.

It's probably rather difficult to determine if a substance causes a rat to have a short attention span.


wait... what did you just say?
 
2007-12-16 09:21:10 PM  
Meh. I don't waste my money on this stuff. The worst processed food I buy is Ritz crackers.
 
2007-12-16 09:45:29 PM  
Your kid wants a carrot

From what I've seen of most people's fat bastards, no they do not.
 
2007-12-16 11:10:11 PM  
I love you how every year, some scientist "re-discovers" the Feingold Diet. (new window)

Doesn't work for everybody, just like they say in the article. But then, the Feingold people have been saying it for over 40 years.

/works for me
//for over 35 years
 
2007-12-17 05:01:38 AM  
Commercial Narrator: Jim Keranga of Watts, California is eating a bowl of Ethereal Cereal, the heavenly breakfast. Jim, did you know that Ethereal has 25% more riboflavin than any other cereal on the market? Ethereal also packs the added punch of .002 ESP units of pectin!

Jim Keranga: No shiat.
 
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