Natural Flavors

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Natural Flavors…

The name sounds innocent enough, but these mild-sounding words are used by the food industry as an umbrella term for some pretty horrible stuff, including certain ingredients that come from extreme animal abuse.

via Natural Flavors & Castoreum.

Castoreum:  what’s in  the scent gland of beavers.  Usually used in colognes, often in those with the “leather” theme, but also  used in foods to help them retain their aroma of vanilla or raspberry, since smell is important to taste.

Here’s one more reason to try to eat mostly food that does not have bar codes.  Beaver butt juice.

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