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What are the main reasons for food industry to use chemicals in food and its packaging?
The primary reason the food industry uses chemicals in food and packaging is for the preservation of food. While fresh, homegrown foods are undoubtedly a healthier option, the industrialized civilization in which we now live has taken people away from the farms and into offices and work settings. There may be people who still grow their own food in a home garden, who may even pride themselves on the success of this venture. However, this lifestyle has waned in the past fifty years or more, and the vast majority of Americans rely on supermarkets to supply their families with their food requirements. If the food industry sent spoiled goods out to their markets, a general outbreak of food poisoning would put them out of business.
Human populations have grown in the world to such a large extent that the preservation of food has become a question of survival. The process of bringing food from farm to grocery store to the family dinner table is an extraordinarily complex one in twenty-first century terms. In our current educational system, teaching this complex process in school is not a top priority by any means. Children and young adults no longer have the close relationship to their food sources that previous generations of Americans had. Yet they still need to eat, and the food industry is responsible to ensure that foods are safely delivered to them on a daily basis so that the business of living can continue. To this end, preservatives and possibly detrimental chemicals have been added to many foods. Although the long-term effects of these chemicals continue to be controversial from a health standpoint, the question of how to provide people with the food that is not completely spoiled and inedible has yet to be answered in a satisfactory way.
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