www.adelaidenow.com - June 1st, 2012
PARENTS concerned about their children's behaviour, health and wellbeing should take a closer look at their diet.
So-called "natural" food additives with seemingly innocuous names, and even citrus fruits, berries and tomatoes, can make good kids turn bad.
Visiting author and former NSW Senior Australian of the Year Sue Dengate says manufacturers are using "dirty tricks" to sneak food additives past clever consumers.
"Manufacturers know now that consumers don't want nasty additives, but they're not necessarily taking them out, they're just making them look healthier," she said.
Ms Dengate warned natural additives often had similar chemical structures to artificial additives and some of the chemicals in fruit could cause just as many problems when taken in high doses.