We have a list in our wallets with the ingredients which are a "no-no" in our carts (my mum used to do it too back in the 70s-80s, at this time it was pretty difficult to get any information about the additives).
What's on our list?
* Hydrogenated oils (partially or not)
* Artificial sweeteners like aspartame
* Some (actually lot of) E-numbers -they are simply a systematic way of identifying different food additives in Europe-, and those containing any animal by-products are systematically discarded by us as I'm a vegetarian, and because it's insane to have crushed pork or cow bones in a yogurt or anything else
* Soy lechitin if there is no mention GMO-free on the labels.
* Any produces which is something-enriched.
* No self-raising flour.
We don't really have any high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our produces, since we are not a "sugar-corn" continent; we mainly produce sugar-beet, it is economically cheaper to use our sugar-beet than importing corn (besides, 75% of European are totally against GMOs, so if some brand names want to sell their produces, they cannot really use imported corn -we cannot produce GMOs on our continent... for the moment, and I do hope it remains like that, not sure it'll as Monsanto is currently battling to change our laws anti-GMOs). HFCS are mainly found in the imported sodas (like Pepsi, Coke, 7UP, etc.), and our household don't buy or drink any sodas at all.
Since last Friday, a new one has been added to our list, (I never thought we could find this one in a edible produce!): REFINED COCONUT OIL!
It's used in the cosmetics industry, and in the food, it's a nightmare.
I sent a complaint to this food company. I've been sending a lot of complaints to food industry and I have participated to lot of protests, especially against GMOs -I'm a food activist.
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