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We are, as a society, obsessed with questions about whether an individual food is “good” or “bad” for us. But with the exception of things like poisonous mushrooms (which I would not classify as “food”), no food is bad for you.

The most recent time I saw a headline promising a verdict on a particular food, it was about cheese, but you know the type. Coffee is or isn’t bad for you; dairy is or isn’t bad for you; eggs, butter, soy, fruit juice, whatever. By the time you’re asking whether

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -Chris Ware wanted to bring awareness and support black business owners so he created the black restaurant and food truck week here in Topeka.

Ware reached out to several black-owned restaurants and food trucks–for one main reason.

“I just feel like we need to do this because for black history month and put a little unity around Topeka and the community and I don’t want people to think it is just for the African American people but it is to celebrate unity and community in top city,” said event organizer, Chris Ware.

The event had eight vendors

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“Everyone has the fear of sausage and hot dogs, that it’s garbage mushed together, but I am using fresh, prime cuts, the muscles that you could sell for a roast,” said Mr. Herz, who said he made everything by hand. “I weigh every piece of meat, I weigh the fat, I weigh the spices to the gram.”

Mr. Herz got his start by delivering his sausages to people’s homes for Shabbat or Jewish holidays. Soon, neighbors started asking him to cater their barbecues and weddings. Now he sells his products in a few grocery stores, including his own. “People buy

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  • Food additives are substances introduced to foods and drinks during processing and packaging. 
  • Not all food additives are harmful, but some, like nitrates, sulfites, and artificial sweeteners, can be. 
  • To avoid food additives, cook your own food, eat a healthy diet, and limit processed foods.
  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

A food additive is a substance not naturally found in a food or drink but added in processing or preparing it. Additives are used for several reasons, including to help prepare the product, preserve it, make it look more appealing, and/or enhance flavor.

Additives can be either

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The Food and Drug Administration has yet to take any action, despite having spent three years quietly exploring the issue of toxic contaminants in food during the Trump administration.

“This is not a baby food problem. This is a food problem,” said Tom Neltner, chemicals policy director at the Environmental Defense Fund, which has lobbied for more regulation of heavy metals.

The congressional report, released earlier this month by a House Oversight Committee panel, found that four major baby food brands — Beech-Nut, Gerber, Earth’s Best Organic and HappyBABY — sold products that their own internal testing showed contained arsenic,

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Few industries have been hit harder in the last year than restaurants, with the pandemic causing tens of thousands of lost jobs and closures.

Morning Squeeze, an Arizona breakfast joint with locations in Scottsdale and Tempe, is making a move that’s encouraging in a hard-hit industry – expansion.

Shea Neill with Morning Squeeze says their third location will hit

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