o o d . A d d i t i v e s
last 100 years has seen radical changes in the food supply of
societies around the world. While less and less people working
on farms, people now expect and demand a greater variety of food.
As the affluent middle working class becomes larger, the demand
for pre-packaged, convenience foods has also grown considerably
as families find it less convenient to cook meals from scratch.
convenience foods both varied as well as nutritious and safe (not
to mention cheap), is now being done using modern technology.
This technology includes food additives that have been proven
both useful as well as safe through long use and stringent testing.
1. What exactly are food additives and
why use them?
2. How long have food additives been
3. Where do food additives come from?
4. How safe are food additives?
5. Can people be allergic to food additives?
...or read the whole
Learning activities: discuss additives
or play the additives game!
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