Is the US FDA Failing Us?
An article entitled Banned bread: why does the US allow banned additives that Europe says are unsafe? makes me wonder: is the United States Food & Drug Administration (US FDA) failing us?
In all this furor over "big government," it seems some parts aren't big enough. We can't all be expected to do all the research necessary to make sure our food is safe. That's what regulators are for.
Here's another article on the same topic: Why these food additives are banned in Europe–but not in the United States. Oh, and here's another: Over 1,000 Toxic Ingredients Banned in Europe But Not in US?
So, until we start to trust our regulatory agencies again, it seems we all just need to pay very close attention to what's in our food and beauty products.