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Carrying The Thoughts Of Modern Food.
10-08-2007, 08:49 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-08-2007, 08:50 AM by Ross Younger.)
Carrying The Thoughts Of Modern Food.
I recently did a research project on another website that was greatly accepted and made my name there amounst many people, but there is too many to be known by all lol. I have read its copyright and legal terms of my re-posting here, and it should all be fine as long as i include a link to that site, is that okie with the moderators of this site ? or is that going to create a problem ?

Ill await a reply then either post it, or move on. Depending on your answer.

Ross Younger.
10-08-2007, 04:09 PM,
Carrying The Thoughts Of Modern Food.
List Of E Numbers

Formly known as Tartrazine is a synthetic yellow dye found in such products as fruit squash, fruit cordial, coloured fizzy drinks, instant puddings, cake mixes, custard powder, soups, sauces, ice cream, ice lollies, sweets, chewing gum, marzipan, jam, jelly, marmalade and mustard. E102 can cause some reactions, migraines, blurred vision, itching some purple skin patchs, it also makes children hyper active.

Quinoline Yellow is a synthetic 'coal tar' varying in colour between dull yellow and greenish-yellow. It is used in lip sticks, cologen and alot of other cosmetic products. It can cause dermatitis, and for these reasons it is banned in Australia, Japan, Norway and the United States.

Known as Yellow 7G some times is a yellow colour dye that is oftain found in soft drinks for children. The HACSG strongly recommends to avoid it, people who suffer Asthma may also show an allergic reaction to it. It is banned in Australia and the United States of America.

Sunset Yellow, FCF Orange Yellow S, FD&C Yellow 6 are soem of its names, this is one of the worst of the bunch, this is considered so dangerous that Norway and Finland will not let it any where near there people. A synthetic 'coal tar' and azo yellow dye used in fermented foods which must be heat treated. Found in orange squash, orange jelly, marzipan, Swiss roll, apricot jam, citrus marmalade, lemon curd, sweets, hot chocolate mix and packet soups, breadcrumbs, cheese sauce, ice cream, canned fish, and many medications.
Side effects are urticaria (hives), rhinitis (runny nose), nasal congestion, allergies, hyperactivity, kidney tumors, chromosomal damage, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, indigestion, distaste for food; increased incidence of tumors in animals.

Azorubine ,Carmoisine. This chemical is a red colouring that can produce bad reactions in asthmatics and people allergic to aspirin; typical products are confectionary, marzipan, jelly crystals. This is banned in Sweden, USA, Austria and Norway.

Amaranth, derived from the small herbaceous plant of the same name; used in cake mixes, fruit-flavoured fillings, jelly crystals; can provoke asthma, eczema and hyperactivity; it caused birth defects and foetal deaths in some animal tests, possibly also cancer. Banned in the USA, Russia, Austria and Norway and other countries.

Ponceau, synthetic coal tar and azo dye, carcinogen in animals, can produce bad reactions in asthmatics and people allergic to aspirin; banned in USA & Norway.

This E number is called Erythrosine, it is a red colour dye used in cherries, canned fruit, custard mix, sweets, bakery, snack foods; can cause sensitivity to light; can increase thyroid hormone levels and lead to hyperthyroidism, was shown to cause thyroid cancer in rats in a study in 1990; banned in January 1990, but not recalled by the US FDA; banned in Norway.

Named Allura red AC. Orange-red color used in sweets, drinks and condiments, medications and cosmetics, synthetic; introduced in the early eighties to replace amaranth which was considered not safe due to conflicting test results; allura red has also been connected with cancer in mice; banned in Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and Norway. But lets take a guess where it is NOT banned, Uk ofcorse.

This chemical is Indigotine, it is commonly added to tablets and capsules; also used in ice cream, sweets, baked goods, confectionary, biscuits, synthetic coal tar derivative; may cause nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, skin rashes, breathing problems and other allergic reactions. Banned in Norway.

Brilliant blue is not as brilliant as you may think. It is used in dairy products, sweets and drinks, synthetic usually occurring as aluminium lake (solution) or ammonium salt; banned in Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Norway.

Brown HT (Cocolate), as you can guess it is used in chocolate cake mixes; can produce bad reactions in asthmatics and people allergic to aspirin; also known to induce skin sensitivity; banned in Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, USA, Norway.

Annatto is a red colour dye derived from a tree (Bixa orellana); used as a body paint, fabric dye, digestive aid and expectorant; used to dye cheese, butter, margarine, cereals, snack foods, soaps, textiles and varnishes; known to cause urticaria (nettle rash), the HACSG recommends to avoid it.

E173, E174 & E175:
Now i was surprised when i did some research and found out that they put those E numbers in food, 173 is aluminium 174 is silver and 175 is gold !, they put that in your food, any one heard of heavy metal posion ? Thats what may be caused from ingesting these E numbers.

They are merly a tiny percentage of the chemicals you eat, some of which you can see are very bad for Aspirin sufferers and Asthmatics. These are found in every day Foods that YOU eat and feed to your children.

I thought that i would go for some of the every day use foods, like Bread for example.

Off the top of my knowledge i can think of 2 chemicals that really should NOT be in bread, these are.

Ammonium chloride
This is not a very nice chemical. It is usually listed as harmful if swallowed (oh, the irony). Of course, that's only for large quantities. It is used in batteries, as a fungicide on roses, as an anticaking agent, and as yeast food.

Calcium sulfate
Calcium sulfate is essentially plaster of Paris. Pretty much the same stuff that goes into dry walls.

Did you know that since 1950 some thing it has been common play to add in hydrogenated oils, artificial preservatives, emulsifiers, additives and other chemicals. The bulk of which is bad for you.

Wheat flour was replaced by bleached, enriched white flour. In this process, grain is bleached and sterilized with chemicals to make it white and soft. It is then artificially "enriched" by adding vitamins, minerals and other materials destroyed in the chemical process.

This tainting of your bread with harmful, cancer causing chemicals such as potassium bromate, emulsifiers (both commonly used in bread production), and alum will jeporadize your health.

But if you want your bread to last a long time, is your health really such a high price to pay ? (first of many sarcasic questions to come.)

Next target, cheese.

Most natural cheeses have very few additives. But they are permitted to contain salt, the curd forming enzyme, a microbiological culture, some flavourings, colours, calcium chloride to help firm the curd and sorbic acid as a preservative. Processed cheese and cream cheeses may also contain emulsifiers. Additives must be listed on the label.

E100: Cur cumin orange-yellow colour; derived from the root of the curcuma (turmeric) plant, but can be artificially produced; used in cheese, margarine, baked sweets and fish fingers.

E101: Riboflavin, Riboflavin-5'-phosphate 'Vitamin B2' and colour; occurs naturally in green veges, eggs, milk, liver and kidney; used in margarine and cheese.

Never stand alone. FSA.

I am not alone in the thoughts that Additves are very bad for our health, i am joined by the FSA (Food standards agency) they have said that a mix of these chemicals can be very dangerous. It has led the FSA to issue the advice to parents who believe their children to be hyperactive that they should cut out foods containing E numbers.

Scientists from the University of Southampton, who carried out research on three-year-old and eight-year-old children, believe that their findings could have a “substantial” impact on the regulation of food additives in Britain. But the FSA has been accused of missing an opportunity to protect children and all consumers by failing to impose a deadline on manufacturers to remove additives such as Sunshine Yellow and Tartrazine from their products.

After consuming the drinks – a cocktail of controversial E numbers and the preservative sodium benzoate – the children were found to become boisterous and lose concentration. They were unable to play with one toy or complete one task, and they engaged in unusually impulsive behaviour. The older group were unable to complete a 15-minute computer exercise.

As in the fore mentioned symtoms of chemicals, hyperactivity was a major problem. Food, the very basic princple of life is now bad for us, if you dont eat you die, if you eat, you die young.

A South Wales school went anti-additive for 2 weeks and the results were amazing. The children were more co-operative, the siblings stopped fighting and there were more harmonious families, also hyperactivity went down. They reported that the difficult children creared much less of a disturbance.

Food additives are a problem that we are more than aware of, our own goverments know that these chemicals are bad for us, yet they still allow us to eat them knowing that it is causing us damage.

Next time you buy some thing, have a look at the bad of the box and see whats in it, then think about eating those chemicals and what its doing to you. Is your childs asthma really bad ? It could be YOUR fault if your feeding him/she way to much of these additives.

Its time that we stood up against these big companys that are out to make money and hurt us. The basics of food now are no longer good for us, bread and cheese are bad.

Next time you are out shopping buy some organic food and some of this chemical food, eat them side by side and see what you think.

There are a group of foods known as 'super food' this group of food is the best of the best when it comes to food, try to get these ingredients chemical free (Obviously).

Blueberries -- Antioxidant Superfood -- Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these berries are also high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice of doctors and nutritionists. Not only can they lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, they are also anti-inflammatory.

Omega 3-Rich Fish -- Superfoods for the Heart, Joints, and Memory.
We know that the omega 3s you get in fish lower heart disease risk, help arthritis, and may possibly help with memory loss and Alzheimer’s.

Soy -- Superfood to Lower Cholesterol. A study reported in The Journal of the American Medical Association (2003) showed that a diet of soy fiber, protein from oats and barley, almonds, and margarine from plant sterols lowered cholesterol as much as statins, the most widely prescribed cholesterol medicine.

Fiber -- Superfood Aids Weight Loss and Checks Cholesterol
A diet high in fiber will help you maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. As a bonus, because fiber helps you feel full longer, it’s a great tool in weight management.

There are alot more, too many to write in a post. Do a Google or Yahoo or what ever search engine you use, search for 'super foods'.

Pesticides In Our Food.

To produce our food and to meet the appearance standards imposed by supermarkets, most farmers use chemical pesticides to control weeds, crop pests and diseases. Residues from the pesticides used may still be in the food when it gets into our homes and onto our plates. In some cases there will be residues of more than one pesticide.

In 1999 there was a test to show how many pesticides were found in fruit & veg.

Italy 7,938
Germany 6,617
France 4,553
Spain 3,325
Sweden 3,046
Finland 2,460
Denmark 2,287
Greece 1,422
Netherlands 1,419
UK 1,372
Belgium 1,035
Portugal 648
Austria 597
Ireland 232
Luxembourg 231

As you can see, there are alot of products that have pesticide residue on them, and most importantly YOU are eating them. Super-markets are meant to test for residue on there own products, but this is time and money so they do it, but not to the full standard that is meant to be achived. So they know it is there, but you dont.

Oranges are a nice simple fruit, with a secret. In a survey they gathered up many Oranges and then tested them for traces of pesticides. The results were staggering, over 79% of the amount sampled exceeded the safe limit of a chemcial called Imazalil.

Imazalil wad tested on animals and the following was some of the symtoms. Excitation of hair folicles (goose pimples), muscle incoordination, reduced arterial tension, tremors, and vomiting. If it does that to a little mouse, thats only a tiny bit conpared to the mouses body size, imagien what getting 10 oranges would do to us, even if it isnt obvious some thing may be going on beneth the surface.

There are a few issues with Gm Food.

Saftey - Potential human health impact: allergens, transfer of antibiotic resistance markers, unknown effects Potential environmental impact: unintended transfer of transgenes through cross-pollination, unknown effects on other organisms (e.g., soil microbes), and loss of flora and fauna biodiversity.

Ethics - Violation of natural organisms' intrinsic values.
Tampering with nature by mixing genes among species.
Objections to consuming animal genes in plants and vice versa.

Labeling - Not mandatory in some countries (e.g., United States)
Mixing GM crops with non-GM confounds labeling attempts.

around 3 billion kilograms of bisphenol A or BPA are used to make consumer products each year, and trace amounts of the synthetic estrogen leach into food and drinks and are absorbed by the human body.

Some rodents have been tested on and there effects were Obesity, Insulin resistance and even cancer. This is mainly found in the US, thats the same US were alot alot of people are Obese, just saying.

They are now thinking about the effects this product could have on the human development and even reproduction. The National Institute of Health is expected to make a recommendation on weather the expose to BPA is this hazardous. Canada wil also be doing research this year on BPA.

That is around, 70% of what i posted on another site much like this one.

(above infoamtion was researched by my through alot of work as a scholar on

Ross E Younger.
10-08-2007, 11:32 PM,
Carrying The Thoughts Of Modern Food.
Great post, thanks!!
10-09-2007, 04:00 AM,
Carrying The Thoughts Of Modern Food.
thank you ross. Any information is good from you. If you have any stats on aspartame and other artificial sweeteners please share them with the rest of the class.
10-09-2007, 09:39 AM,
Carrying The Thoughts Of Modern Food.
Quote:thank you ross. Any information is good from you. If you have any stats on aspartame and other artificial sweeteners please share them with the rest of the class.

Thanks for the kind words rsol, ill look up some infomation on this. Im sure ill be reposting new stats tonight for the collective minds of ConCen. Ill become the master of food additives haha.

Ross Younger
10-09-2007, 09:39 PM,
Carrying The Thoughts Of Modern Food.
Would you give it all for 5lb of....chemicals ? Drop Dead Gourgous.

Today there ARE women who preform one of the hardest tasks around, putting over 50 types of cosmetics on there body and not dying within a week. Just one fo these bad points could be...lip gloss ? 28 man made chmicals in lip gloss ? how that many i hear you cry. Well how do you think they get the texture and coulor and so on.

Most girls get hooked on cosmetic products in there teens, making pittyful atempts to call out there mate as if it we were back being the primitive. Britian alone spent 6.4 billion pounds last year on cosmetic make ups. The avergae women applys 12 types of tolitries onto her face each day, 12 sets of different chemicals on her face. That really safe ? 12 tolietries can bring with them atleast 175 chemicals, this is how women get 5lb of chemicals injested into there body a year. Most people think there safe, why would they put it in if it hurts us ? maybe money ?

One group of chemicals which is a major concern is Parabens, unfortunatly they are found in 99% of all leave on cosmetics, work that one out if you can. These have been proven to diruopt the bodys balance by inducing unnessercry chemical releases, such as high amounts of Oestrogen. 18/20 breast cancer sufferers have large amounts of Parabens in there system. But dont laugh at the girls, its no better for guys, the simplest way of puting it is your reproducticve organs are going to have alot of trouble making babys.

Another danerous chemical found in tooth paste and other such cosmetics is Triclosan, it is known to have cancerous effects on humans, brings on rapid cold sweat and in extreme cases even made a few peopel enter comas.

Ill dig up soem more info tommorrow, tired now.

Ross Younger

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