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Phillip Baker, Mark Lawrence, Priscilla Machado: The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they're really bad for our health

We looked at 37 studies which show eating ultra-processed foods is bad for our health. So why are we eating more of them than ever before?
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Little known about non-natural chemicals increasingly being found in environment

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US wants the EU to accept chemical-washed chicken as part of trade deal

The U.S. will push hard to include politically sensitive subjects such as chemical-washed chicken in a transatlantic trade deal with the EU.

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The dangerous food additive that’s not on the label

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What do Americans think about food additives and GMOs?.

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Study examines harmful effects of some food additives on children

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How safe is your kids' food?

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www.nytimes.com
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Chemicals in food may harm children, pediatricians’ group says

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Children are being harmed by food additives, US pediatric association warns

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www.nytimes.com
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Could you be allergic to additives in food or drugs?

Natural coloring agents made from plants or insects are more likely to trigger a reaction.
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