Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen all kinds of incompetence that’s caused a baby formula shortage, supply chain problems, fires at food facilities, and egg shortages.
We didn’t have any of these problems until President Joe Biden and his group of liberals took power.
In the last three years, we’ve learned how cooperations and the beltway politicians on both parties joined together for the sake of power and money.
In America, federal regulators – like the ones that want to ban gas stoves – are allowing food corporations to use chemicals that are banned in many countries around the world.
For example, Potassium bromate, a suspected carcinogen banned for human consumption in Europe, China, and India, but can be used in the USA.
Food makers use the chemical, usually in the form of a powder or crystals, to strengthen the dough. The chemical is in more than 100 products.
“There is evidence that it may be toxic to human consumers, that it may even either initiate or promote the development of tumors,” professor Erik Millstone, an expert on food additives at the England’s University of Sussex, told CBS News.
If you’ve ever traveled overseas, you know precisely what Millstone is talking about. Often the food overseas tastes different for the better.
From CBS News:
It’s not just potassium bromate. A range of other chemicals and substances banned in Europe over health concerns are also permitted in the U.S., including Titanium dioxide (also known as E171); Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) (E443); Potassium bromate (E924); Azodicarbonamide (E927a) and Propylparaben (E217).
Millstone, who’s spent almost half a century researching food and agriculture science, said most Americans were likely completely unaware that they were being exposed on a daily basis to substances in their food viewed as dangerous in Europe.
In response to the report, the FDA told CBS News that all food additives require “pre-market evaluation” and “regulations require evidence that each substance is safe at its intended level of use before it may be added to foods.”
“Post-approval, our scientists continue to review relevant new information to determine whether there are safety questions and whether the use of such substance is no longer safe,” the agency added.
The FDA added that if potassium bromate is used correctly during production, it converts into a harmless substance. But they admitted not all of the compounds used in a recipe may convert, and “control measures” are utilized to minimize the amount in a final product.
The last time I was overseas, when I returned home, I had an upset stomach for a few days. Now I may know why.