We've all read the ingredients label on the back of a tin, box or bag from the shop. But what do all those mysterious chemicals and additives actually do - and are they really safe to eat? Focusing on 75 of the most common (and controversial) food additives and 25 ordinary foods that contain them, acclaimed photographer Dwight Eschliman and science writer Steve Ettlinger demystify the problems of processed food. Together they reveal what each additive looks like, where it comes from, how and why it is used and whether you should be worried about it.
Dwight Eschliman is a world-renowned photographer whose work spans subjects from bicycles to Legos, clean rooms to castles in Germany, the newest tech products to Twinkie ingredients. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Time, Esquire, dwell, and Wired and in campaigns for Absolut, Apple, Audi, and other companies whose names do not begin with the letter A. Dwight lives near San Francisco with his wife and two sons. Steve Ettlinger has been an author, editor, and book producer since 1985, and has helped create over forty books--with more than a million copies sold--that explain complex and daunting but common things like wine, artificial food ingredients, ethnic cuisines, beer, and DIY hardware. Ettlinger is the author of Twinkie, Deconstructed and is a former president of the American Book Producers Association. He is a graduate of Tufts University. Ettlinger lives in New York City.