(NaturalNews) The US has a unique system in place for regulating food chemicals. It’s been around since 1958, providing loop holes for companies to sneak through. Initially designed to provide oversight, this system has instead become a gateway for welcoming an explosion of food chemicals, all disguised under one name.
In 1958, President Eisenhower signed the Food Additives Amendment. This law gave the FDA power to lump food ingredients under the approval term “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). Over time, this blanket term has become a loop hole for food corporations looking to make their products cheaper.
GRAS system allows food industry to take shortcuts allowing food chemicals voluntary oversight
The GRAS system allows food manufacturers to make safety determinations about new chemicals without any real oversight by the FDA. The food industry is allowed to voluntarily inform the FDA about their chemicals, making GRAS a free-for-all for companies trying to get ahead and take shortcuts. These shortcuts put the health of the nation at risk.