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2008-06-04 02:03:15 PM  
The list of the 12 most dangerous additives to red-flag-until we know more-includes sodium nitrate, also called sodium nitrite.

is this a fail from the beginning?
 
2008-06-04 02:04:52 PM  
albo: The list of the 12 most dangerous additives to red-flag-until we know more-includes sodium nitrate, also called sodium nitrite.

is this a fail from the beginning?


I was just coming here to say that.
 
2008-06-04 02:12:32 PM  
So, what I gather is that what I should avoid is "Food."
 
2008-06-04 03:18:46 PM  
This message brought to you by your friends in the American Farm Lobby, makers of HFCS.
 
2008-06-04 03:24:56 PM  
I pretty much already avoid all that stuff. I'm good.
 
2008-06-04 03:34:53 PM  
#12. Table (white) sugar. Suuuuuure. As if avoiding the artificial sweeteners wasn't hard enough, they want us to avoid the real ones too? STFU.
 
2008-06-04 03:34:54 PM  
I refuse to give up eating and drinking what I enjoy so that I can live an extra twenty years NOT eating and drinking what I enjoy. That seems like a miserable way to go through life.

Everything in moderation.
 
2008-06-04 03:41:23 PM  
kitryne: So, what I gather is that what I should avoid is "Food."

Avoiding most processed food is generally a good idea.
 
2008-06-04 03:55:46 PM  
They still market Olestra? I figured the words "may cause fecal urgency or anal leakage" appearing as a disclaimer on a bag of chips had doomed it to the dustbin of history.

One other thing I learned from this story: rats should not eat massive amounts of concentrated junk food, if they want to avoid cancer.
 
2008-06-04 04:01:11 PM  
See ladies? Swallowing is healthy. No additives.
 
2008-06-04 04:04:55 PM  
Adman12: They still market Olestra? I figured the words "may cause fecal urgency or anal leakage" appearing as a disclaimer on a bag of chips had doomed it to the dustbin of history.

Formerly- Lays WOW! ...as in "wow, my assjuice is all over the floor!"

Presently- Lays Light ...as in, I lose weight by shiatting out all my nutrients
 
2008-06-04 04:31:39 PM  
albo: is this a fail from the beginning?

DAMNIT
you beat me to this

NaNO2 is NOT the same as NaNO3
similar but different
notice that 2 does NOT equal to 3

sigh
yes they both are probably really bag for you
:(
 
2008-06-04 04:35:19 PM  
I don't eat anything that casts a shadow.
 
2008-06-04 04:40:57 PM  
"A dash of sodium chloride, more commonly known as salt,"
sputterrrrrrrrrrrrrr
why NOT just call it SALT then????

it is LABELED SALT on the packages ... NOT NaCl ...
argggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
I would like these people to cut their NaCl levels to zero
just until they die

"white sugar on the list of 12 because although it is non-toxic"
YARGHHHHHHHHHHHH
but brown sugar would be ok?
what about black or yellow?
clearly the author is a racist

/clearly my dew level is low
 
2008-06-04 04:42:31 PM  
Sodium Nitrate: saltpeter, good for making blackpowder, fertilizer, etc.

Sodium Nitrite: Food additive.
 
2008-06-04 04:52:11 PM  
dj_bigbird: Sodium Nitrate: saltpeter, good for making blackpowder, fertilizer, etc.

Sodium Nitrite: Food additive.


be fair .... NaNO2 will oxidize into NaN03
so at least SOME part of it in your food will be NO3

/to lazy to spell out nitrate over nitrite
//but never lo lazy for slashies
 
2008-06-04 04:57:22 PM  
but the chinese place said they don't use msg!
 
2008-06-04 05:02:27 PM  
12 website design mistakes to avoid.

#1 click through slide shows...
 
2008-06-04 06:06:46 PM  
I was really surprised not to see HFCS on the list. But I suppose it doesn't count as an additive. (Why is sugar in there, then?)
 
2008-06-04 06:25:50 PM  
Therion's rule of snack food:

Remove 1 item from the container.
Hold it up against the list of ingredients.
If the list of ingredients is larger than the food item, it's probably not good for you.
 
2008-06-04 06:56:20 PM  
What are they going to complain about next, dihydrogen monoxide?
 
2008-06-04 06:56:59 PM  
If it comes in a cardboard box or a plastic bag, it probably will give you diabetes by the time you're 55.

Unless you exercise, of course. Then eat whatever you want.
 
2008-06-04 06:58:08 PM  
OMG!!11!!111!!1.
NOT THE BACON!!111!!!11
 
2008-06-04 06:58:51 PM  
I'm waiting for a list of things we can eat. And also in portions that are bigger than a thumbnail.
 
2008-06-04 07:00:42 PM  
I love the objection to Ace-K: "Well, we don't know that it's evil.. but I'm sure if we study it enough, it will be!!!"

And did anyone notice that they recommend replacing MSG with salt... but then put salt on the list as #12 to avoid?
 
2008-06-04 07:00:49 PM  
dj_bigbird: albo: The list of the 12 most dangerous additives to red-flag-until we know more-includes sodium nitrate, also called sodium nitrite.

is this a fail from the beginning?

I was just coming here to say that.


As was I.
 
2008-06-04 07:02:44 PM  
You gotta love the conflicting messages you get from the media.

The world is overcrowded, there are way too many people.

OMGWTF there are attitives in food that will cause people to die sooner. We need to protect people from themselves so that they live longer.
 
2008-06-04 07:03:30 PM  
Some thoughts:

SALT??? WTF? How can it be on a list to avoid when the list says that you need it to live?

Aspartame and transfat, that's not news, and isn't Olestra baninated?

List was worthless.
 
2008-06-04 07:04:13 PM  
MSG is poison.
 
2008-06-04 07:05:05 PM  
What I found interesting is they say don't use MSG, add a few grains of salt instead... then, BAM, salt's on the list.

Also, fark that list. I'll eat what I please in moderation and I'll put salt AND sugar on it.
 
2008-06-04 07:05:08 PM  
You can have my hickory-smoked bacon when you pry it off my cold plate.
 
2008-06-04 07:05:35 PM  
Plain old sugar makes the list, but not high fructose corn syrup?
 
2008-06-04 07:05:58 PM  
Sodium nitrate/nitrite might increase your risk of cancer from very small to slightly less very small. But it definitely lowers your risk of bacterial infection, which kills people just as dead, and at a much younger age.

You definitely should avoid the high-fructose corn syrup, tho. A) it metabolizes to fat more easily than other sugars and B) it tastes like crap.
 
2008-06-04 07:06:23 PM  
High fructose corn syrup not on the list. The very reason your dumb fat kids are fat.
 
2008-06-04 07:06:30 PM  
Dihydrogen monoxide can be very dangerous, too.
 
2008-06-04 07:08:09 PM  
every time i see a study saying aspartame causes cancer, i see 2 that say otherwise.

also, this article immediately fails for mentioning salt. Salt? Are you frakin kidding me? They claim too much is bad for you, but so is too much of any vitamin.
 
2008-06-04 07:08:33 PM  
What they always forget to mention is how large of a dose you would need before the cancer causing effects would start showing. I know at least for Aspartame the amounts they gave rats would be equivalent to drinking 200 sodas a day for a very long time. These type food warnings are really just alarmist, rather than a life or death thing.
 
2008-06-04 07:08:47 PM  
DrCyclops: Plain old sugar makes the list, but not high fructose corn syrup?

Oh and furthermore... sugar's not just a food additive, technically it IS food. It has caloric value and is edible and tasty.
 
2008-06-04 07:09:05 PM  
dj_bigbird: Sodium Nitrate: saltpeter, good for making blackpowder, fertilizer, etc.

Sodium Nitrite: Food additive.


potassium nitrate is saltpeter.

just saying.
 
2008-06-04 07:09:14 PM  
nitrIte != nitrAte

Way to suck horribly at chemistry, dumbass.
 
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2008-06-04 07:10:27 PM  
So the only one with a somewhat proven link to cancer to the point that it needs a warning is #10?
WTH?
 
2008-06-04 07:10:36 PM  
Lt Shiny Sides: Dihydrogen monoxide can be very dangerous, too.

Too much, or too little and you die!
 
2008-06-04 07:10:36 PM  
What? No "broken glass"? What about "Radium"? Or tiny black holes? Or the Eiffel Tower?

Stupid list!
 
2008-06-04 07:10:49 PM  
"Sugar" and "Salt" make the list, but not ye olde "High Fructose Corn Syrup"?

/boggle at the level of fail
 
2008-06-04 07:11:06 PM  
e5wsf: The very reason your dumb fat kids are fat.

I think the fat is making your kids fat. That, or the fact that they consume more Calories than they use.
 
2008-06-04 07:12:43 PM  
Fark Olestra. Whop eats anything that says "may cause anal leakage" on the bag?

Baked chips FTW!
 
2008-06-04 07:12:51 PM  
Uchiha_Cycliste: Lt Shiny Sides: Dihydrogen monoxide can be very dangerous, too.

Too much, or too little and you die!


I think it's really funny that people sign petitions to ban this. I know it's just a joke to see how gullible people are, but I still find it funny.
They don't even ask what this chemical IS.
 
2008-06-04 07:13:12 PM  
phooeypapa: I'm waiting for a list of things we can eat. And also in portions that are bigger than a thumbnail.

Here.

You'll notice most of those additives are in crap anyway. Eat real food and you'll be fine.
 
2008-06-04 07:13:37 PM  
Oh and the site is wrong about salt, as long as you have two working kidneys, decent blood pressure, and no genetic salt sensitivity salt isn't going to do much to you. It's just if you do have a sensitivity to salt that it becomes an issue.
 
2008-06-04 07:13:41 PM  
TheHopeDiamond: MSG is poison.

No way, it's Magic Flavor Crystals(TM). Really.

/Actually, if you really like the flavor that grated parmesan give to your pasta, or the zip that soy sauce gives rice---You *are* enjoying MSG.
 
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