A lot of strange things have been happening to our food in the past thirty or forty years, many of which I would prefer not to think about - maybe even know about. As our technology has developed, the various food industries have attempted in numerous ways to "improve" our food; many of their attempts have involved adding chemicals to "improve" taste, texture, color, aroma, shelf life, profits, etc. Of course, not everyone has been in favor of such improvements. Among some groups there has been a great hue and cry over the use of food additives; but this minor uproar has been of little consequence. Manufacturers continue to add, and we continue to consume, up to nine pounds per year per person.
"Food Subtractives: Losing -ED and LY,"
Word Ways: Vol. 19
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol19/iss2/5