Baylen Linnekin: The FDA's Idiotic Attack on 'Added' Ingredients

The FDA's growing crackdown on added food ingredients just doesn't add up.


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The FDA has a food ingredient most-wanted list. On the list are salt, sugar, caffeine, and trans fats. Why the list? These food ingredients are the worst of the worst. The agency's words and actions tell us as much.

List in hand, agency regulators are hard at work hunting down these ingredients and seeking to exorcise them—directly, or through stigmatization—from America's grocery shelves.

But if these agency vendettas share anything besides pervasiveness and zeal, it's that they are total and utter nonsense, writes Baylen Linnekin.