Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Add some poison, makes it last longer / pour thicker / taste good

It's the night before the Food Festival, and me and Morgan Pudwell, the VP Sustainability for the CSU, have just finished putting together our additives series. We've covered a decent amount of ground:

  • Carageenan
  • Aspartame
  • MSG
  • Soya Lecithin
  • Maltodextrin
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Artificial Flavour
  • Natural Flavour
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
I've learned a lot doing this - because distilling the information down to the basics has required a fairamount of sifting, reading, filtering... There's a lot out there. On top of the wikipedia entries, the health food sites, the doctors' sites, the academic papers and the blogs, there's the industry groups and companies manufacturing the stuff.