Thanks for posting about this important issue. For those who are allergic, some of the additives absolutely need to be removed from the diet -- and as soon as any of the symptoms indicating a possible allergic reaction occur, it makes sense to try a restricted diet as the first intervention. Even today, these concerns remain controversial.
There are no doubt some of the items you discuss which all people would be better off without; MSG is a probable example. Most of these items were put on the USDA's "gras" list (Generally Regarded As Safe), sometime back in the sixties if I have my history right. Even though it would be socially beneficial to ban at least a few of them, that's unlikely to happen. The next best choice, and probably the best for most of them, is to make people aware that they need to test their children for sensitivities at the first sign of a problem.
Thanks for sharing. I hope you continue posting and cast more light on the subject. Please let us know if you have a differing view about some of my comments, either here on your blog or as a new topic in health or science or wherever you think it belongs.
What has prompted me to enter the blogosphere is the miraculous (but in fact not at all, it's pure science) disappearance of my kids' various symptoms, just by elimination of nocive additives in their food. I shall endeavour to help you find the answers, too
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SonLight on Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:14 pm