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What food additives are safe?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

The FDA has approved the use of more than 2,800 different food additives. It is estimated that the per capita daily consumption of these food additives is approximately 13 to 15 grams. An extremist might argue that no food additive is safe. However, many food additives fulfill important functions in our modern-day food supply. Many compounds approved as additives are natural in origin and possess health-promoting properties, while others are synthetic compounds with known cancer-causing effects.

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