Cancer Risk From Food Processing, preservatives, and Additives

Food processing additives are added to foods as part of processing. They are practiced to add particular qualities to foods and the additives are added after the foods have been grown, harvested, and shipped to a warehouse food processor.


Food processing additives fall under two classes. First, additives that prevents food from going bad. They protect the food from forming mold, bacteria, and from forming rancidity. Second, additives are added to gain the food more appealing in flavor, color, and texture. The natural attributes of a food are sacrificed to suit the food industry for uniformity, suitability, and shelf life for lasting longer and available for sale.


When a food is processed, the food elements are lost during the fabrication process. They are put back, but in a different form.

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