View Full Version : What is added in packaged meat products ?

Life Ranger
16-01-2006, 09:00 AM
There's a chemical additive that food manufacturers add to virtually all packaged meat products: breakfast sausage, picnic ham, hot dogs, bacon, bologna and many more. This chemical additive is used to give these meats a reddish color so they don't look putrid gray (which is the normal color of weeks-old packaged meat). By itself, this ingredient sounds completely harmless, but when you eat it, it forms highly carcinogenic chemical compounds known as nitrosamines.

These nitrosamines are such powerful cancer-causing chemicals that lab researchers actually inject rats with nitrosamines when they want to give them cancer in order to conduct experiments! Clinical studies that monitored children who consumed this ingredient shockingly revealed a quadrupling of brain tumors and a 700% increase in leukemia. (Preston-Martin, S. et al. "N-nitroso compounds and childhood brain tumors: A case-control study." Cancer Res. 1982; 42:5240-5.)

Another study that tracked the dietary habits of nearly 200,000 people for seven years revealed that the consumption of processed meats containing this ingredient caused a whopping 6,700% increase in pancreatic cancer (April, 2005, the University of Hawaii, lead researcher: Ute Nothlings).

Nitrosamines are so toxic that the USDA actually tried to ban them from all packaged meats in the 1970's, but the agency was overpowered by the corruption and influence of meat packing companies. So the ingredient is still 100% legal to use, even though it is highly carcinogenic.

When you eat this ingredient, it results in cancer-causing nitrosamines flowing through your entire digestive tract, ultimately leading to colon cancer as well as pancreatic cancer. Amazingly, this ingredient is listed right on the label!

What's the name of it? Sodium nitrite. It's listed right on the label of almost every packaged meat product you can buy. If you own any bacon, sausage, or lunchmeat product, check your refrigerator right now and see for yourself. You'll be amazed that this cancer-causing ingredient is in so many foods you've been buying for years!