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Additives are chemical substances that are added to foods during preparation or storage in order to enhance presentation, taste, and shelf stability. Many additives have been critical for times of low food supplies, in places where crops don't thrive and when weather limits growth.
After watching 60 Minutes with our 16-year-old and seeing that "flavourists" distil and "create" the flavours of packaged foods, our teen made a declaration: "I'm going to try not to eat anything packaged all week!" What I discovered was that she a had different perspective of what a packaged food was.
The government regulates the information on the label, right? But there are things you need to know about what's missing or misleading on a food label that could be affecting your health.