Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Asparaginase (Mac)

So, the Canadian government wants to add asparaginase to numerous food products.  Click on the link above for more details, but in brief, asparaginase is going to be added to food products to help prevent a potentially toxic compound from forming when manufacturing products like potato chips, french fries, cookies, breakfast cereals, and bread.

Why does the government feel it is OK to add an enzyme to make something that is toxic and shouldn't be consumed in the first place edible?  Here's a thought...don't eat potato chips, french fries, cookies, breakfast cereals, or bread in the first place!  Having to add yet another substance just to render a food product "safer" is absolutely mind boggling to me.  I shake my head - eat food not food products.

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