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Citric Acid Now Synthetically Produced..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flutterby, Mar 20, 2017 at 1:33 PM.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    So you see this ingredient in foods everywhere. It adds to the flavour of food and used to come from fruit for instance, lemons and lemon juice are high in Citric acid.

    But now, to save money, 'food scientists' have given industry a cheap way to produce it by extracting it from mold that has grown on genetically modified corn syrup...yum! NOT.

    The problem with science is that although chemically, citric acid may look exactly the same (chemical sequence) on paper whether it's taken from lemons or synthesized from mold, it is not the same in the body.
    http://www.realfarmacy.com/citric-acid-gmo-black-mold-not-fruit/

    "Instead, mass produced citric acid and ascorbic acid are hidden GMO ingredients that reportedly set off allergenic responses for some sensitive consumers. Further, both are known accomplices to the creation of benzene – a known human carcinogen – inside food and drink products alongside sodium benzoate."

    "Among hundreds of food ingredients that are potentially contaminated by mercury, studies show the three most common are high fructose corn syrup, sodium benzoate and, yep, citric acid."
     
  2. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    Actually I don't have so much a problem with it being produced from mold. Some mold is beneficial for humans and Penicillin, from mold, revolutionized medicine and saved many people from pathogenic bacterial infections. It's more about the GM corn that it's grown in for me. Science doesn't yet know how genetically altered ingredients affect the mold that grows from them. Is this mold different and potentially toxic?
     

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