Food additives are chemicals that manufacturers or processors add to foods for various reasons, such as to preserve foods or improve their appearance.
Although food additives have been used for many years, some people have become concerned about their safety and want to minimize the amount of food additives they consume.
There are many types of food additives: antioxidants (such as vitamin C), colouring agents, emulsifiers, gelling agents, preservatives, stabilizers, sweeteners, thickening agents, etc. Should they all be considered in the same manner?
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