Inflammatory Bowel Disease and many more diseases. Should they still be allowed?
If there is “freedom of choice”, then they should be highly taxed. Will this government do this??
There is a growing body of evidence that diet plays a pivotal role in the development of IBD4,5. IBD incidence is rising rapidly in developed countries, such as the United States and Canada, and developing countries with a dramatic “westernization” of lifestyle2. A western diet is characterized by high intakes of food additives, fats, red meats, and sugar, and low intake of fibers, triggering chronic intestinal inflammation6,7,8. Food additives, such as emulsifiers, stabilizers, and synthetic colorants are widely used to improve the texture, preservation, and aesthetics of processed food. Several studies have reported that high levels of these additives, such as maltodextrin9 and titanium dioxide10, as well as ingredients added during food processing including dietary emulsifiers (polysorbate-80 and carboxy-methylcellulose11) and artificial sweeteners12 alter the gut microbiome, increase intestinal permeability, decrease mucus barrier thickness, and promote colitis.
The use of synthetic colorants in dietary products has significantly increased over the past 50 years13.