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Understanding the Shifts in Human Nutrition – The Role of Chemicals (Part 5)

It is my firm conviction that we need a return to ways of thinking about food that do not reduce the things that we put into our mouths to the level of just another expendable commodity. This is why I am currently focusing on the ways in which current perceptions about food differ from how […]

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Understanding the Shifts in Human Nutrition – The Role of Chemicals (Part 4)

Last week we began to look at the ways in which the additives in our foods can have all kinds of negative consequences including hyperactivity, lack of attention and moodiness: All ‘symptoms’ that those dealing with the effects of ADD/ADHD should be keen to avoid. This week we will discuss the identification of different additives […]

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Understanding the Shifts in Human Nutrition – The Role of Chemicals (3)

You can be quite sure that previous generations would have used the word ‘natural’ somewhere in the conversation if they were asked to describe the characteristics of food. This is, as we have seen over the past few weeks, far from self evident in modern times. In fact, so many unnatural substances have entered our […]

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Understanding the Shifts in Human Nutrition – The Role of Chemicals (Part 2)

In last week’s article I began to analyse the ways in which our perceptions of the food we eat differs from that of our forebears. I pointed out that it would be very difficult for any modern person to maintain that all of his or her food supply is completely natural (one of the central […]

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