posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 12:41 PM
Originally posted by Ghost375
. It is important to understand that looking at ingredients listed without a knowledge of preparing things can make seemingly unharmful ingredients
into harmful chemistry
It can also make unharmful ingredients sound harmful. For example, if someone goes by the rule that anything that ends in acid is harmful, well
they're wrong. Citric acid is perfectly fine.
I think people should be wary of what's in their food. But you're setting them up to just look at the label, and not really look up the
ingredients. My point is just because something has a name that sounds bad(pretty much all chemicals have chemically sounding names), doesn't mean
it is. People need to look up the ingredients.
I disagree with your title though. Manmade chemicals have caused much more good than harm. Yes, it's easy to list some bad ones that harm some
people. But I can list thousands of beneficial ones that have helped millions of people.
Not all manmade chemicals are bad and used within moderation our body can positively utilize these. Not enough broad form testing is done on these
though for interactions with other food chemistry. Too much change to fast is the problem, we should spread this out for many generations.
The chemicals used to keep foods from sprouting are sometimes natural. These chemicals added to the potato keeps it from sprouting and rotting. If a
potato is planted it won't sprout or rot all summer. How can we digest this potato. The fertilizer on potatoes, 10/24/24 is not bad and it causes
the potatoes to get big. The first few years the potatoes are nutritious but the fertilizer causes the crops to deplete the micronutrients out of the
soil in a couple of years. Boron is one of these minerals that gets depleted, it is necessary for tears. dry eyes caused by bigger potatoes
We don't adequately study things, thinking bigger is better is a wrong philosophy. Looking at nutrition in an egg it can be seen. A small egg can
be almost as nutritious as a big egg even though it is half the size. It takes a certain amount of nutrition to form a chicken. Size is often
irrelevant. A small potato can be as nutritious as a large potato, it is more concentrated. We have to eat more starches to get the same nutrition
which can make us fat. In the case of the potato there may be a relationship to the number of eyes and the nutritional value. I have used this for
picking out potatoes for planting with good success.