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|Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 5:46 am: || |
Lord help us all!
|Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 8:28 am: || |
There's nothing new about neotame, but its approval for use, even in organic foods, without putting it on the label, is something I was not aware of. This is both corrupt and scary.
An old article about neotame:
|Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 10:30 am: || |
Someone sent me this article, but I did not post after seaching and seeing that this was not new. What I am wondering is: What the heck are the requirements for organic? How can you feed an animal garbage (or chemicals) and call it organic? This doesn't make any sense.
|Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 3:20 am: || |
This is outrageous. Is neotame allowed, and without needing any labeling, in other countries?
|Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 6:18 am: || |
"In the EU, Neotame has been approved by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA). Labels don't have to say that products contain Neotame. They only need to list "E 961"."
Under USDA rules, if they just want to claim "organic" rather than "100% organic", the product must contain at least 95% organic ingredients.
The other 5% can be anything on this list:
The list includes such items as carageenan, sulfur dioxide, citric acid, lecithin and yeast autolysate, but not neotame.
|Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 8:02 am: || |
I'm a little confused. The article from farmwars states,
"But surely, this product would be labeled! NOT SO!!! For this little gem, no labeling required. And it is even included in USDA Certified Organic food."
Do you think it can or cannot be included in "organic" food?
|Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 8:17 am: || |
I suspect that the claim of "no labeling required" for neotame is a hoax. As I posted above, only additives specifically approved for use in "organic" products, such as carageenan, sulfur dioxide, citric acid, lecithin and yeast autolysate, can be used. Neotame is not on the list of approved additives. That said, the approval of yeast autolysate has made it the form of MSG of choice for 'organic' foods and made its use common in "health food" store products.
|Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 12:08 pm: || |
and just in case anyone besides me was wondering "what the HECK is 'Yeast Autolysate'" ??...
"A process for the production of a yeast autolysate consisting essentially of heating an aqueous suspension of live yeast cells to a temperature of from 20° C. to 60° C. for from 6 to 36 hours in the presence of from 0.03% to 15% by weight, based on the weight of the dry yeast mass, of a material selected from the group consisting of fatty acids having from 4 to 14 carbon atoms and their mono-, di- and tri-glyceride esters, separating the shells of the yeast cells from the liquid, evaporating said liquid and recovering a yeast autolysate."
...doesnt that just sound deliciously organic?? mmmm....
|Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 7:44 pm: || |
If you see "organic" on a label, that is probably a (expletive deleted) lie.
Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #239: Never be afraid to mislabel a product.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 12:20 am: || |
I knew I read somewhere a list of allowed substances and citric acid (made from GMO corn) was on that list. Now I have the link to include because no one ever believes me and considers me paranoid, seeing corn where there is none.