365 Ways #305–Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em Posted on November 30, 2010, 0 Comments

#305--Guinea Pigs are like humans in that they cannot manufacture their own Vitamin C. Humans are like Guinea Pigs in that we continually expose ourselves to thousands of substances in our food supply that are on the GRAS list (Generally Recognized As Safe). Any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive and is subject to pre-market review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized as safe. One of the ways to get an ingredient on this hallowed list is to have the manufacturer of a particular substance provide their own evidence that the ingredient in question is safe. That's like allowing cigarette companies to claim their product is harmless.

Oh, wait...they tried that already...