In todays day and age things are being produced with chemicals. More and more chemicals have been used as the years have gone. Products and food have been using chemicals to make things less expensive. Having the products use chemicals usually means that they can make more of these due to the decrease in price of keeping the products good. Is it okay that we are using chemicals to make more of something but less safe for people? In the case of food there is a major problem with chemicals.
The food industry not only uses harmful chemicals in their foods but many farm sure chemical to keep the products from going bad or to keep animals away from them. There are many harmful chemicals thats are being used n many foods and you should know which of them they are to avoid eating them. The top ten toxic food ingredients are 1. Palm Oil 2. Shortening 3. White Flour, Rice, Pasta, and Bread 4. High Fructose Corn Syrup 5. Artificial Sweeteners 6. Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Benzoate 7. Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) 8. Sodium Nitrates and Sodium Nitrites 9. Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow 10. MSG (BetterHealthStore) All of these foods and chemicals are in so many of the foods that most people eat everyday. Processed foods are a reason why so many people are having illness due to these chemicals that are being used in these processed foods. Cancer has been linked to many of these chemicals. Sweeteners are also a major issue for people all around the world. The chemical that we use to sweeten our drinks are very bad for you. These sweeteners have been linked to causing cancers. The best way for you to sweeten your drinks is through natural sugars. Many of the candies that are made today use many of the chemicals listed before. These candies chemicals are not the only thing that is affecting this society in a negative way though. These candies have large amounts of sugars contained in them which has spiked an increase in obesity in recent years.
Many of the farms use chemicals to preserve their products. These chemicals are used to try and keep animals from eating them. Wouldn’t you think that if these chemicals are harmful to the animals that they would also be harmful to the humans that are eating them? People think that are they wash their products off with water before eating it that all the chemicals have been washed off. Is this true? No, some chemicals while still remain on the surface of the products. Daily mail states “One chemical, which has links to cancer, birth defects and infertility, remained on the skin of apples despite the basic kitchen practice. Others remained both on the outside of potatoes and within the flesh, even after cooking.” People don’t even known the half of the chemical that are being used in the foods they are consuming. This is a major issue in all countries around the world.
Many different companies are trying to make their products more clean by going organic. The best way to eat is organic.