Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
Americans consume 31 percent more processed food than fresh items, according to a report published by the New York Times. These pre-packaged foods often contain ingredients dreamed up in some laboratory, the report says, and feature proteins treated with hormones to facilitate early growth. Alarm over rising obesity rates and occurrences of juvenile diabetes across the country has personal injury attorney Richard P. Console Jr. asking questions, digging for answers. He believes the onus is on consumers and federal regulators to both identify the ingredients that are causing harm, and weed them out of the marketplace.
“The food we eat has a direct impact on our health, that’s no secret,” he says. “It’s shocking when you look at the potential side effects of these synthetic ingredients and how other industries use them. Would we really ingest plastic products on purpose if we could easily identify it as a component in a food item? I would highly doubt it.”
Console examines the connection between the cost of fresh ingredients, the steady groundswell of support for organic foods, and the ready availability of cheap, processed proteins in his latest article, “The United States of Progesterone: What’s Really in Your Chicken Sandwich.” Console builds on the research started by the New York Times, examining the evolution of processed food in the United States, and the best ways to avoid them.