It is ‘no secret’ that fast food companies make more money by using cheap chemicals in their foods. Many fast foods chains located in the US use petroleum, plastics, and other harmful contaminants. Many of which are made in laboratories, and are detrimental to ones health, unbeknownst to the individual consuming such foods.
And now the fast-food-chain Subway falls into this same category. They were caught using a chemical by the name of Azodicarbonamide. Azodicarbonamide a chemical that is banned in most countries. More specifically; Europe, Canada & Australia just to name a few. This chemical compound that is used in the production of foamed plastics as an additive, and is used as a food additive in Subway breads. It is most commonly used in yoga mats and shoe soles.
According to the he World Health Organization and their research — they have linked azodicarbonamide to ailments such as respiratory issues, allergies and asthma for people working where azodicarbonamide is manufactured or handled in raw form.
58,000+ citizens signed a petition thanks for the work of Food Blogger Vani Hari aka “Food Babe”, You can watch an interview with Vani Hari here. Vani launched this petition on February 4th, 2014 for the removal of a dangerous plastic chemical.
Subway responded to the petition and the protest stating that “they are in the process of removing azodicarbonamide despite the fact that it is USDA & FDA-approved ingredient.“
This goes to show the positive effects and positive outcome that can be derived from the actions of one Food Blogger. So Thanks to Vani Hari and the 58,000+ citizens that helped her in taking action in this petition, and succeeding against a major corporation.
Honestly, no one here at “Self Sustainable life” eats any fast-food, and feels that for any chain to use plastics in food would lose our trust for the long-term.
We recommend becoming more self-reliant when it comes to your food; and not relying on fast-foods or standard commercial foods for that matter. Stay away from GMO, and buy organic and non-GMO when possible. If you want to take it one step further, start your own garden with our recommendation in “better than organic” Heirloom Seeds.
Filed under: Awareness of Poisons In Your Foods
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