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The End of Mushy Peas?

So says the Daily Telegraph in its story about the UK’s "Food Standards Agency is meeting to consider whether it should tell food manufacturers to strip the additives from fizzy drinks, sweets and processed foods." As we wrote earlier this … Continue reading

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Artificial colouring E-Numbers as harmful as leaded gas for children – report

There’s a headline to make you choke on your morning cornflakes. It refers to a new study undertaken for the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) study by Southampton University,which suggests "seven colourings, including tartrazine and sunset yellow, could affect children’s … Continue reading

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E Numbers Demystified

Is there anything more confusing than figuring out the effect E numbers in food could have on our kids? After all, with so many scare stories about unnecessary and dangerous additives in kids’ food you’d be excused for thinking every … Continue reading

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UK Government Warns Parents of Hyperactive Kids to Junk the Junk Food Diet

The UK government’s food watchdog, the Food Standards Agency issued a stark warning to parents today, citing a new academic report in the Lancet that looks at the relationship of kids food to hyperactivity in children. The report showed a … Continue reading

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The E Numbers Game. A Guide to Digits You Want to Avoid

We don’t often delve into the politics of food but we’ve been reading a fascinating/scary piece in the Guardian this week about the links between combinations of E number additives and hyperactivity in children’s behavior. The story is sparked by … Continue reading

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