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Present in 80 percent of packaged food in the United States, genetically modified foods have some positive aspects, such as flavor, hardiness and nutrition, and some negative aspects, including environmental damage, incr... More »

Although food additives can improve the appearance, taste, safety, nutritional quality or shelf life of foods, they sometimes affect health adversely by causing reactions in sensitive individuals. Used in far larger amou... More »

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