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Yoga Mat (azodicarbonamide) in Your Bread??

Rubber in your sandwhich??  Crazy! right?

The fact that azodicarbonamide, a chemical used to make yoga mats and rubber soles on shoes, was used as an ingredient in Subway products was brought to light by FoodBabe.com blogger Vani Hari.  Earlier this year, Subway made headlines!!   They told CBS news  “We are already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts despite the fact that it is a USDA and FDA approved ingredient… The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon.”

What consumers may not know is that Subway sandwich bread isn’t the only food made with the “yoga mat” chemical! Azodicarbonamide is found in about 500 different packaged foods, including breads, stuffings, croutons and other packaged baked goods, according to a report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research and consumer advocacy organization.

See full report

This serves as a reminder  #1 Read labels, and #2 If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it

“If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t. ” Michael Pollan