What “Wood” You Do?

What would you do if you found out that the food you’ve been eating isn’t really food?  What would you do if you found out that an ingredient in your food also is provided as an ingredient in plastics, cleaning detergents, pet litter, automotive brake pads, construction materials, roof coating, asphalt and even emulsion paints.  What would you do if you discovered this “filler” ingredient is being used for the primary reason of saving food manufactures money with disregard to health effects?

Well, it’s all true.  Cellulose, is a virgin wood pulp that’s been processed for functionality and, according to the FDA, is safe for human and animal consumption.  However, science shows that humans lack the appropriate enzymes to digest cellulose.  The USDA has set a limit of 3.5% on the use of cellulose, since fiber in meat products cannot be recognized nutritionally.  The fact that the governing bodies responsible for the quality of our food are allowing ANY bit of an undigestible, non-nutritional substance in our food is disturbing.

It’s surprising to see the common, popular foods that contain cellulose – most of which are starchy processed products.  This article lists several of these products and explains a bit further into the disaster of cellulose and how the FDA okays it’s use.  Yet another reason to go paleo!