What Chemicals are Added to Commercial Food
Ethoxyquin, a preservative originally approved by the FDA for use as a grain preservative to feed animals intended to be killed for food. The FDA has received consumer complaints in the use of Ethoxyquin in pet food due to recognized long term health problems and the effects on the liver. Other preservatives like BHA (Butylated hydroxyanisol) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) are added to food to preserve fats. BHA & BHT have been known to cause cancer in humans. These are just a few chemicals listed that can potentially cause your pet harm.
The stabilizers, preservatives, and other additives in these foods can be toxic. Many other chemicals are added to pet food to improve appearance, characteristics, stability, and taste to make it more appetizing to your pet. These chemicals over time with continued consumption will cause serious health problems for your pet and can potentially result in death. These chemical additives provide no nutritional value.
Pet food recall information: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html
These chemicals are also in our foods we eat every day. Not only are these additives added to our food they are fed and or injected into the animals we eat. Our crops are no exception. It is no surprise that there are so many unhealthy people as well as unhealthy pets.