processed foods

sodium benzoate

Real Farmacy: The Ingredient That Was Banned From Rubber Making in the U.S. After Causing Leukemia in Workers is Still in Your Food

Sarah C. Corriher of writes: One of the dirty secrets of the soft drink and processed food industries is sodium benzoate. It is a benzene compound that is produced by mixing benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide. It is a common preservative in processed foods and soft drinks. It has been associated with a vast…