I am BIG fan of the Environmental Working Groups Shopper’s Guide To Pesticides In Produce. The user friendly website and free app help shoppers decide where to spend their organic dollar (more on this from Healthy Eats).
Starting today they are tackling another area of confusion for consumers – all those food additives on ingredient lists. The Dirty Dozen Guide To Food Additives identifies twelve common food additives that may pose risks to your health. The comprehensive guide explores ingredients like Nitrates, BHT, Diacetyl and Artificial Colors gives recommendations on foods that contain them. The info presented is based on scientific studies of hundreds of additives and data gathered from EWG’s newly released Food Scores database and app. The database houses information on more than 80,000 foods and 5,000 ingredients from about 1,500 brands.