Saturday, February 26, 2011
Food Grade Wax
I've learned not to think too hard about what is in my food. Reading Fast Food Nation was quite traumatic. Then again, almost any food can be a turn-off if you look too closely. For example, who would want to eat this: (2R,3S,4R,5R)-2,3,5,4,6-Pentahydroxyhexanal? It sounds bad, especially the 'al' part which signifies that the chemical has an aldehyde in it. Aldehydes are generally toxic to humans, and other animals, I suppose. But this one is OK to eat.