Flavorists: the enablers & my Grandmothers

CBS 60 minutes recently aired a special report on : "The Flavorists: Tweaking tastes and creating cravings". I would have appreciated the segment more if it actually went into explaining food flavors and the flavor industry, but instead Morley Safer indicated that the flavor industry is "the enabler of the Food Processing Industry".  The implication then being that processed foods taste delicious and therefore people eat too much and become obese.  This program attracted a plethora of negative comments about the flavor industry and one commenter even mentioned her disgust of flavorist morals.  Some untruths from the written segment: 1) They (flavorists) mimic mother nature's molecules with chemicals.  Molecules are the same as chemicals … [Read more...]