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  • BBC Documentary on E numbers

    These are showing in series and only 2 have shown so far...

    E numbers: colours


    E numbers: preservatives

    They are really interesting and make you more serious on checking ingredients so make sure you watch!
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  • #2
    Re: BBC Documentary on E numbers

    When is it on next?
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    Shan-e-Aisha

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    • #3
      Re: BBC Documentary on E numbers

      :up: will watch later thanks.

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      • #4
        Re: BBC Documentary on E numbers

        I try to avoid all of them like the plague. I know it's inconvenient cos' most easy convenience foods with a long shelf life contain all sorts of rubbish but then again, nothing as good as eating things that are fresh anyway.
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        • #5
          Re: BBC Documentary on E numbers

          :(

          I wanna watch this.
          وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُواْ لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُواْ بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ
          "And when My servants ask you (O Muhammad concerning Me, then answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright."
          Surah al-Baqarah ayah 186
          [2:186]

          .:.
          .:. Perfer et Obdura : Dolor Hic Tibi Proderit Olim .:.
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          • #6
            Re: BBC Documentary on E numbers

            I wasn't surprised to see coloruing used to make food look good, fresh etc because end of the day the customer buys on appearanc first, but other stuff like coluring being fed to fish so the flesh is pink (like it would be in the wild) was quite surprising!
            What does 'freedom' mean?

            Does the eagle want to swim in the sea,
            Restricted by the sky?

            Does the fish want to dance on the wind,
            Not enough river to explore?

            Yet the sky is freedom for the bird
            but death for the fish,

            The sea is wide for the fish
            but will engulf the bird.

            We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?
            We can only express our nature as it was created.

            The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,
            freedom from slavery to other than the One,
            Who offers an shoreless ocean of love to swim in
            and a horizon that extends to the next life,
            Yet we chose the prison and call it freedom.

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            • #7
              Re: BBC Documentary on E numbers

              Yeah I'd heard about salmon being fed colours but also chickens are fed (I presume artificial) colourings cos' otherwise their egg yolks wouldn't have much colour. I presume battery hens are fed artificial colours anyway cos' everything they get is cheap and artificial such as their feed and hormones.
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              • #8
                Re: BBC Documentary on E numbers

                Its amazing how you can see the difference n yolk color and also the texture of the egg as a whole (when you crack it) between battery hensand free range/ organic, its quite scary to think what must be going on with the poor birds to make such a significant difference to the chemicals involved in their bodies that produce the eggs!
                What does 'freedom' mean?

                Does the eagle want to swim in the sea,
                Restricted by the sky?

                Does the fish want to dance on the wind,
                Not enough river to explore?

                Yet the sky is freedom for the bird
                but death for the fish,

                The sea is wide for the fish
                but will engulf the bird.

                We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?
                We can only express our nature as it was created.

                The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,
                freedom from slavery to other than the One,
                Who offers an shoreless ocean of love to swim in
                and a horizon that extends to the next life,
                Yet we chose the prison and call it freedom.

                http://campaign.justgiving.com/chari...iyahschool2015

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                • #9
                  Re: BBC Documentary on E numbers

                  E Numbers: Sweeteners

                  new episode up
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                  • #10
                    Re: BBC Documentary on E numbers

                    I was particularly surprised to find that some E-numbers are in fact, naturally occurring substances.
                    'And when a thing for which you ask is slow to come,
                    Then know that often through delay are gifts received'
                    علي الحبشي

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                    • #11
                      Re: BBC Documentary on E numbers

                      I've not seen the whole E number series but I did watch the episode on preservatives and it was really food for thought (excuse the pun) as well as totally gross. I could see the case for certain naturally occurring E numbers to have their uses and the necessity of preserving certain foods to prevent the spread of disease BUT I'm still not comfortable with the idea that so many additives go into food that are grown in a lab and part of the problem with these preservatives is that it's taking us away from the whole original concept of buying things fresh.

                      Ironically, in fact I think it was the same day, that Oprah did a 'food 101' programme about food inc. That was all about going back to whole foods, natural fresh foods etc. i mean sure, cured meats are probably dangerous without preservatives, but the idea of lengthening the shelf life of breads and cakes which should be eaten within about 3 days often involves using hydrogenated fats, which are the worst kind of fats, far worse than butter or other saturated fats. I don't see the benefit of clogging the arteries for the sake of keeping a cake the same way for six months.

                      In light of that, whilst the E number programme convinced me that there may be a place for E numbers, particularly the naturally occuring ones, I still have my doubts about the benefit of them in general.
                      The Lyme Disease pandemic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5u73ME4sVU

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