23 May '12, 10pm

TERROR DIACETYL: The Coffee Flavoring Agent of Death

TERROR DIACETYL: The Coffee Flavoring Agent of Death

There could be a potentially dangerous additive in your flavored coffee. It opens up a pandora’s box of questions about the FDA, their motives, and who controls them. The chemical in question doesn’t even need to be listed on the ingredients list, as it falls under the baffling catch-all of “Natural Flavorings”. And it’s found in products up and down your grocery aisle. It’s called diacetyl , a byproduct of fermentation, found naturally in low concentrations in beer, wine, coffee, and milk products. A synthetic diacetyl is used as a flavor enhancer in a wide assortment of products, like snack foods, pet foods, candies, baked goods, flavored coffees, and mosquito repellent. It gives food stuffs a “buttery” flavor, and has been wholeheartedly approved for use by the FDA and food safety monitoring agencies in the EU. Diacetyl first gained international attention when factory ...

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