But now food industries have started using adulterants which range from chalk powder, saw dust, non-permitted dyes to coal tar. Companies have also started using synthetic food colorants such as Red 40, Blue 1 and Yellow 5, even though they are aware that they have been proven to cause long-term health problems.
Hygiene: We all love street food. Whether it is a tasty hot dog, fresh cut fries, or a tasty hamburger, we enjoy the nostalgia. However, there are certain health risks that come from street vendors such as vehicular emission, carbon dioxide and air pollutants are all absorbed into the foods we eat.
Degreening Agents: As discussed earlier, we do not have the ability to store our vegetables and fruits for long periods of time. So when they are harvested, they are treated with degreening ripening agents such as calcium carbide and ethylene. We unknowingly consume these foods without knowing that we are reducing our life expectancy.
So now that you know the dangers of the so called “healthy foods” we are consuming, you might be asking yourself “how did we get to this point?” Well it’s simple, mankind demands instant service anywhere he/she goes. Whether it’s coffee or a hamburger, fast and consistent service is required. So the food industry needed to find a way to service this demand. In order to do that, they needed to find ways to prolong the life of the products they were storing.
Via : providr