Apparently either the breadmakers themselves decided to back off BHA and BHT or perhaps a law or standard has changed. Maybe consumer watchdog groups applied pressure. Whatever, none of the breads I checked had it either. However, it was a standard ingredient up to a few years ago, you could count on it being on the list of ingredients. And bromine is dangerous, it prevents iodine from being absorbed.
I'm glad that a study suggested that organic is not more healthful, but then the tobacco industry back in the 60s and 70s had researchers issue reports saying cigarette smoke doesn't cause cancer at all. Fact is, our vegetables are sprayed with insect poison, which is also human poison, and it doesn't wash off completely. If the idea of putting only marginally poisoned food into yourself or family members jibes well with you, fine. I'll take the food that was not sprayed with poison, and we'll see how we make out. Just curious-was that study showing organic is not healthier conducted over the course of 30 or 40 years? Because while I doubt the researchers would give the OK to buy something that will cause people to keel over dead in a week or two, it is easy to imagine small amounts of poison not causing problems in the short run, but accumulating in the tissues over the course of a lifetime.
To be perfectly honest, I see the physical shape a lot of people today are in, and it seems to me that 30 years ago were not as overweight, half our kids were not on some medication for emotional reasons and adults were not all walking around with SSRI prescriptions. Then there is the presence of middle aged people who have grown so heavy that they require a motor cart in the supermarket-you never used to see that. Four years ago I was over 300 lbs myself. As far as I'm concerned, the S
iet has grown sadder and sadder over the years, so while we have better medical treatments than we did 30 years ago, the food we eat is taking away much of the benefits of those medications.