Food additives are regulated by the FDA to be sure that they are safe for consumers right? I mean, isn’t that what the FDA does? Aren’t they responsible for making sure that what we eat is safe? Well, you have to see what Dr. Greger has presented in his latest video below.
Contrary to popular belief, the FDA does not proactively check that food additives are safe. The companies making these additives are not required to prove the safety of these additives. All they have to do is just tell the FDA, “ya, sure it’s safe.” The GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status is a self-determined and requires no independent testing to back it up.
Why is this allowed? Guess who the top lobbyists in Washington are? That’s right – lobbies that work for the food industry. Now it makes sense right? Profits over general public safety.
Check out this video about it from http://nutritionfacts.org/video/who-determines-if-food-additives-are-safe/