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The Link Between Additives In Food And Our Environment And Disease

Unnatural substances found in either the growing process or the preserving process is never good for the delicate human body condition. There are however some natural ways both the growing process and the preserving process can use. Unfortunately due to either the high cost or slow rate, these natural additives are rarely used to their contributing positive elements.

A lot of these additives used to ensure the food products stay at its desired levels in order to be fit for consumption, actually end up causing a lot of side effects, ailments, illnesses, and diseases. Some of these negative additives include acids, anti caking agents, antifoaming agents, antioxidants, bulking agents, food coloring, emulsifiers, and flavor enhancers are just the tip of the iceberg, and the list goes on and on.

With the need for speed and quantity to be met in this fast growing hungry world, sometimes unethical practices are abound. Profit comes before health.

This unethical practice does not just encompass food; the environment is also not spared in the chase for profit. Land clearing and encroachment on natural habitats are rampantly going unchecked. The greed or maybe even necessity for human survival has brought about this sad state.

There are many medical reports that have verified the links between the use of all these negative elements to the deteriorating conditions of the environment and thus causing the same effects in the health conditions of people.

Diseases are rife and cures are few and far between. People with cancer are becoming an accepted normal occurrence, that it is really a very distressing situation. Adding to the sad state is the fact that there does not seem to be any real concern to ensure a check and balance state to addressing these downward spiraling conditions.

- Misty Cassady

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