Top Ten Scares of 2014

"ACSH’s Top 10 Health Scares of 2014," by American Council on Science and Health. 10.The Food Babe attacks ingredient found in Subway bread The chemical azodicarbonamide is used in baking as a dough conditioner, meant to improve the strength and workability of the dough, as well as to increase the speed at which the dough rises. It is a common ingredient in bread. Azodicarbonamide is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. FDA, and is thus considered safe to be added to foods. Read … [Read more...]

“Food Babe” Wrong About Chemicals

"The Food Babe Hath Spoken, And Subway Bread Will Still Suck," By Josh Bloom. I would like to nominate Arvind Mahankali to be the next head of the USDA. Why? He is obviously very smart, has an outstanding work ethic, and a superb vocabulary. He may have even reached puberty. And if he hasn’t, give it a year or so. Arvind is 13. But if you are concerned that he may not yet have what it takes to run an agency with a $24 billion budget and the responsibility of protecting us from unsafe foods, … [Read more...]

Subway Restaurant Bows to Alarmist Nanny State

"The Latest Example of a Company Bowing to Consumer Pressure: Subway," By American Council on Science and Health. Here is yet another example of one of the nation’s largest brands responding to pressure from American consumers and activist groups. Subway has chosen to remove the chemical azodiacarbonamide from its bread. According to a statement made by the company, “We are already in the process of removing Azodiacarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts despite the fact that it is … [Read more...]

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