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Additives

Panera To Artificial Additives: We're Subtracting You

Scott Davis | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Scott Davis

Better taste is one benefit we see to the consumer in removing these additives. And as we wean our menu off all these artificial additives, we'll start with the ones that have the greatest impact on taste.

MSG: A Complete Guide to Health and Nutrition

Amanda Greene | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Greene

To set the record straight about MSG, I've taken a close look at the large body of scientific research and spoken with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to learn what you need to know about MSG -- what it is, why it's used, and whether or not it's safe.

Reasonable Certainty of No Harm?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The FDA could easily ban unnecessary ingredients like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, mycoprotein, Red 3, and BHA. And it could set safe conditions of use on substances like sugar and salt. But the FDA has done nothing about, or has even defended, each of those unsavory substances.

FDA Is Not Protecting Consumers From Unsafe Food Additives

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The bottom line is that FDA officials just don't act as if they are the protectors of health that the public expects them to be. Instead, time and time again, they have shoved problems under the carpet, perhaps hoping the problems will be forgotten or solved through voluntary action.