It was reported recently that the Subway chain of sandwich restaurants has decided to remove the chemical Azodicarbonamide from breads. Most consumers would prefer not to eat a chemical found in shoes and rubber mats. The most common symptom if you are sensitive to this chemical is asthma along with increased cancer risks.
This is a good sign of a company listening to the voices of informed customers. As a side note, the breads in most other fast food chains like Dunkin Donuts, Burger King and Mcdonands also contain this chemical, so now you are a more informed customer as well! Hopefully our desire for healthier, non-cancerous food choices will make food producers give us what we want.
But there are a bunch of other things in processed food that we should be aware of! Maybe if consumers give feedback about these we will find less of them in our foods. Here are some other common chemical additives that we should try to avoid.
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