Choosing Safer Foods - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123725806, 9780080548395

Choosing Safer Foods

1st Edition

A Guide to Minimizing Synthetic Chemicals in Your Diet

Authors: Patrick Sullivan James Clark
eBook ISBN: 9780080548395
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th April 2006
Page Count: 78
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According to the FDA, 99% of all conventionally grown food contains cancer-causing synthetic chemicals. Every person who eats a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein products potentially consumes over 32 different types of synthetic chemicals everyday. The amount of different synthetic chemicals a person consumes depends largely on the diversity of foods in their diet and the amount of organic products they elect to eat.

Choosing Safer Foods presents extensive research conducted on foods in thirty-six US cities. The number of chemicals in specific foods is presented, diets are analyzed and foods that should be purchased as a USDA certified organic product are identified in this consumer-friendly guide to informed food decisions.

Key Features

· A selection from Toxic Legacy: Synthetic Toxins in the Food, Water and Air of American Cities

· Easy-to-use guide to making informed decisions about your food and diet

· Provides current data on the levels and frequency of synthetic chemicals in dairy products, protein products, fruit products, grain and nut products, vegetable products, mixed food products, and child and infant products


Anyone interested in finding out the levels of synthetic chemicals in the foods they each

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Synthetic Chemicals in Your Diet What are the Health Effects? What is a Safer Food? Understanding the FDA Data Collection Process How to Use this Guide

Chapter 2 - The Number of Different Synthetic Chemicals in Food Dairy Products Protein Products Fruit Products Grain and Nut Products Vegetable Products Mixed Food Products Child and Infant Products Summary of the Data

Chapter 3 - Synthetic Chemicals in a Balanced Diet Synthetic Chemicals in Our Food Synthetic Chemicals in Dairy Products Synthetic Chemicals in Protein Products Synthetic Chemicals in Fruit Products Synthetic Chemicals in Grain and Nut Products Synthetic Chemicals in Vegetable Products Synthetic Chemicals in Mixed Products Synthetic Chemicals in Child and Infant Products Synthetic Chemicals in a Balanaced Diet Summary of the Data

Chapter 4 - Diets and Chemical Mixtures Summary Appendix 1 - Market Baskets and Chemical Details Appendix 2 - Synthetic Chemicals Found in Market Basket Foods Food Guide Pyramid


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About the Author

Patrick Sullivan

Principal Geochemist, Komex · H2O · Science, Inc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Forensic Management Associates, San Mateo, CA

James Clark

Affiliations and Expertise

Soil/Water/Air/Protection Enterprise, Santa Monica, CA

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