Foods are made up of chemicals. Some can be harmful. These can occur naturally or be added. Read how we monitor, control, or reduce these.
Agricultural compounds, hormonal growth promotants, and antibiotics. What they are, how and why they are used, how they are controlled, and their safety.
Food additives such as colourings, sweeteners, and preservatives. How and why they're used, and how to identify them from food labels. Which nutrients may be added to foods, and why.
The facts about plastic packaging for food and drink. What kinds of plastics are used, which chemicals can migrate into food, and how to reduce your exposure.
Animal poisons such as 1080. How they are controlled around commercially hunted and farmed animals, and how to avoid eating animals that may be contaminated.
Specific chemicals such as acrylamide and melamine. How they get into food, how they may affect your health, and how to reduce your intake.
Toxins that occur naturally in foods, or as part of their environment. What they are, how they may affect your health, and how to avoid them.
What warfarin is, and why people taking it need to keep the amount of Vitamin K in their diet constant. Lists food sources of Vitamin K.