The following links are organized by relevant Research Question. They are also labelled as either Canadian (CAN), International (INT), American (US), or British Columbian (BC). The links are labelled into Level 1 or Level 2, where Level 2 links are slightly more complex and give more insight into the topic.
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Q3.1 INT – What are preservatives? Link 1 (4:52) L1
CAN – What are food additives? Link 2 L1
Q3.2 INT – How do certain preservatives impact our health? Link 3 L2
INT-US – Find out what food additives are best to avoid: Link 4 L1
INT – Here's a full list of additives and their health effects, click on the preservatives you're interested in to find out more! Link 5 L1
Q3.3 INT – Here are some tips for avoiding harmful food additives: Link 6 L2
Q3.4 INT-US – What we don’t know won’t hurt us… or will it? This video highlights the issues prevalent in the food industry and how they affect our health: Link 7 (6:23) L1
CAN – This Article from McCord Museum discusses the changes in the Production and Distribution of Food through the industrial revolution: Link 8
Q3.5 CAN – Take a look at these alternative food preservation techniques: Link 9 L1
INT – Here is a look at some of the traditional and indigenous ways of preserving food from the Think.Eat.Save Campaign: Link 10 L1
Helpful Optional Links
INT – Did you know…? Source: Link 11 L1
INT – And another list of preservatives to avoid. Link 12 L1
INT – Avoid preservatives and DIY by making food without the extra additives and making your own yogurt: Link 13 L1
INT – A fun note to end on: Link 14 (1:36) L1
INT – From the Think.Eat.Save Campaign, here's a look at some of the traditional and indigenous ways of preserving food: Stakeholder 1 L1
INT- US-2017 April 6th-Westword- Chipotle takes the final step of going preservative free by making its tortillas completely preservative free: Event 1
INT-US – 2016 April 16th - Indianapolis Business Journal “Troubled food-additives maker ending local operations” The company "Sensient Flavors" has had ongoing litigation with federal health authorities over health concerns on their food additive diacetyl that makes food taste buttery and is now closing local production in Indianapolis: Event 2
CAN – 2015 June 12th - The Toronto Star “Canada Health to Re-Examine Every Facet of Canada’s Food Guide” Review of Canada’s food guide and the science behind it to further investigate issues of obesity and other chronic illnesses: Event 3
CAN – 2015 May 28th - CBC News “Fast-food diners fuel additive-free revolution” Based on changing consumer demand major fast food retailers are marketing “healthier” or “additive free” options: Event 4
INT-US – 2015 May 28th - Aljazeera America “Big Food’s No-additives Push is Misdirection” A nutritionist weighs in on menu changes made by fast food retailers now marketing “healthier” or “additive free” options: Event 5
INT – 2015 April 4th - Wired “Are Food Additives Evil? We Have an Almost-Civil Debate” This debate emphasizes the importance of educating yourself about the food you eat. Explore the “food” vs. “science” debate: Event 6
INT-US – 2015 April 23rd - Centre for Research of Globalization “FDA Database: 93% of Food Additives Aren’t Properly Studied” Exploring the lack of comprehensive and long term studies for the most common food additives: Event 7
INT – 2015 February 25th - Livescience “Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation” This article summarizes a study that linked the additives used in many processed foods to weight gain in lab mice: Event 8
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Anderson, James. (June 24, 2009). “Secrets to Avoiding Harmful Additives” Reliawire. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190116233254/https://reliawire.com/avoiding-food-additives/.
Antonation, Mark. (April 6, 2017). “Chipotle Goes 100 Percent Preservative-Free With New Tortilla Recipes” Westword. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170407023127/https://www.westword.com/restaurants/chipotle-rolls-out-new-corn-and-flour-tortillas-free-of-preservatives-and-dough-donditioners-8947627.
(April 6, 2016). “Troubled food-additives maker ending local operations” IBJ. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20160415230713/https://www.ibj.com/articles/57992-troubled-food-additives-maker-ending-local-operations.
Bellatti, Andy. (May 28, 2015). “Big Food’s no-additives push is misdirection” Aljazeera America. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20161223134240/http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/5/big-foods-no-additives-push-is-misdirection.html.
“Chemical Cuisine” CSPI. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190113225400/https://cspinet.org/eating-healthy/chemical-cuisine.
(December 14, 2016). ”Food Additives” Government of Canada. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190110020223/https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/food-safety/food-additives.html.
Fallon Sara, M. Katie Palmer. (April 16, 2015). “Are Food Additives Evil? We have an Almost Civil Debate” Wired. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180724080320/https://www.wired.com/2015/04/food-additives-evil-almost-civil-debate/.
(February 10, 2005). “Foods to Avoid for Health” Monumental Massage. February 12, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180326121048/http://www.monumentalmassage.com/articles/foods_to_avoid.html.
Ghose Tia. (February 25, 2015). “Food Additives linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation” Live Science. January 17, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170310032116/http://www.livescience.com/49949-food-additives-cause-inflammation.html.
Henry, Michele. (June 12, 2015). “Health Canada to re-examine every facet of Canada’s Food Guide” The Star. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190117004546/https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2015/06/12/health-canada-to-re-examine-every-facet-of-canadas-food-guide.html?referrer=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FhOU3UFQtol.
“How To Make Your Own Yogurt” Make Your Own Yogurt. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190104105622/http://www.makeyourownyogurt.com/.
(January 19, 2008). “Be Careful What You Eat” Youtube. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvXthZ7rFPKh8featureyoutu.be.
Koerner, Katie. (August 27, 2012). “Are Preservatives in Food Bad For My Health?” Greatist. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170113022345/http://greatist.com/health/are-preservatives-food-bad-my-health.
(March 1, 2019). “Traditional and Indigenous Ways of Preserving Food” Think Eat Save. April 4, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190404181801/https://www.thinkeatsave.org/traditional-and-indigenous-food-preservation-methods/.
Michaels, Jillian. (April 17, 2019). “Processed Food: 10 Of The Worst Toxic Food Ingredients” Huffpost. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181229194702/https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/17/worst-toxic-food-ingredients_n_3101043.html?ec_carp=695294849674777004.
Minton Barbara. (April 23, 2015). “FDA Database:93% of Food Additives Aren't Properly Studied” GlobalResearch. January 17, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170311221615/https://www.globalresearch.ca/fda-database-93-of-food-additives-arent-properly-studied/5444838
Nelsen, Eleanor. (November 8, 2016). “Are food preservatives bad for you?” Youtube. February 6, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/AreFoodPreservativesBadForYou.
Ramos, Bethany. (September 22, 2016). “8 sketchy food preservatives and additives you could be eating everyday” sheknows. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180406130908/https://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/960469/top-10-preservatives-and-additives-to-avoid/.
Sagan, Aleksandra. (May 28, 2015). “Fast-food diners fuel additive- free revolution” CBC. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20171026065621/https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/fast-food-diners-fuel-additive-free-revolution-1.3088268.
“The 5 Best Ways to Preserve Food” Canadian Living. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180409105045/https://www.canadianliving.com/food/cooking-school/article/the-5-best-ways-to-preserve-food.
The Mcroc. (December 15, 2009). “Food Additives, what they don't want you to know!” Youtube. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchv9libgB9cu14_201901.
“Transformations in the Production and Distribution of Food (1850 - 1930)” McCord Museum. January 16, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181221093524/http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/scripts/explore.php?Lang=1&tableid=11&tablename=theme&elementid=94__true&contentlong.