It is amazing how far Snopes will go to protect the reputation and public image of junk food and junk science. They recently dissected a DavidWolfe.com feature on the dangerous ingredients found in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and concluded that his article was “mostly false”.
This is just another example of the “fact checkers” not having their facts straight. Snopes did not dispute the presence of such dangerous chemicals as soy lecithin, and tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Instead, they tried the improbable tack of claiming that these toxins are not actually harmful.
The ingredients are found to be, “Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, no fat milk, milk fat, lactose, soy lecithin, PGPR, emulsifier) peanuts, sugar dextrose, salt, TBHQ (preservative).”
Emulsifiers, such as soy lecithin, are additives that keep oils and fats from separating. They are used to improve the texture and shelf-life of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Emulsifiers have been shown to cause chronic colitis in mice with already abnormal immune systems. To make matters worse, soy lecithin is frequently derived from GE soy.
Plant estrogens, such as those found in soy, can have profound detrimental effects on a developing fetus and reproductive health. Add to that the fact that the majority of soybeans grown in the US are genetically engineered, and as a result saturated with dangerous levels of the herbicide glyphosate. Read more