The goal of this was too provide a sweet taste without blood sugar spikes and keep obesity down. It is proven that blood sugar spikes still, and can be connected with diabetes. Sucralose is not absorbed in the small intestine but makes it to the large intestine, so it could be altering the microbes in our gut and cause inflammatory bowel disease.
In most packages of meat, phosphate salts are injected into meat and poultry. If you don’t inject the chicken with this, the bacteria grows but it grows even faster when adding the phosphates. The phosphates reduce product shrinkage, moisture absorption, and maintains color, so even though this bacteria is very harmful the phosphates are still added to foods.
15 million pounds of food dye are sold every year in the US to make the food look more appealing for consumers. Red 1, Red2, and Red 4 were banned due to cancer concerns, yet Red 3 wasn’t banned even though it damages cells. Today, Red 3 is causing cancer in about 3,000 people.
The company that manufactures the product gets to determine if the product is safe, and they aren’t required to tell the FDA about it. Most additives are recognized as generally recognized as safe (GRAS), so they are continually added to foods. Food companies lobby congress to make sure their additives won’t hurt their companies, and further give them freedom to add additives.