What’s in your ice cream? Mmm, rubber cement, anti-freeze, paint thinner and so much more!

Posted on June 10, 2011 by


Little girl eating ice cream, homemade, I hope. What's in your ice cream?

Little girl eating ice cream, homemade, I hope. What's in your ice cream?

I love ice cream, but knowing what I know makes me feel really uneasy about letting my toddler eat commercial ice cream laden with the same ingredients that clean up crews jokingly refer to as “Ethyl Methyl Bad Shit”, at toxic cleanup sites. We make our own ice cream or buy organic. I know Dairy Queen and the ice cream truck has a soft spot in our collective hearts, so before you decide I’m a jerk on a soapbox and hate me, read why I choose to avoid giving this “food” to my kid.

According to The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, famous for books like Nutrition and Physical Degeneration and Nourishing Traditions, commercial ice cream is full of toxins.

“In the old days when ice cream was made of whole eggs, milk and sugar.. ice cream was an occasional family treat which didn’t do much harm. Today in this mass producing, synthetic age,.. you may be treating your family to poison! Ice cream manufacturers are not required by law to list the additives used in the manufacturing of their product. Consequently, today most ice creams are synthetic from start to finish. Analysis has shown the following:

DIETHYGLYCOL: A cheap chemical used as an emulsifier instead of eggs is the same chemical used in antifreeze and in paint removers.

PIPERONAL: Used in place of vanilla. This chemical is used to kill lice.

ALDEHYDE C-17: Used to flavor cherry ice cream. It is an inflammable liquid also used in aniline dyes plastic and rubber.

ETHYL ACETATE: Used to give ice cream a pineapple flavor — and as a cleaner for leather and textiles; its vapors have been known to cause chronic lung, liver and heart damage.

BUTYRALDEHYDE: Used in nut flavored ice cream. It is one of the ingredients of rubber cement.

AMYL ACETATE: Used for its banana flavor. It is also used as an oil paint solvent.

BENZYL ACETATE: Used for its strawberry flavor. It is a nitrate solvent.”

Excerpted from Nourishing Traditions

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