<<<<<<<--------<----- BHT is banned in the UK and around the Globe. Not in the United States. Before making your Rice Crispy Treats know this. http://voices.yahoo.com/are-bha-bht-preservatives-our-food-making-6074176.html?cat=5 "The U.S. does not have a healthcare system. Rather, it is a 'Sickness System' where the system thrives on people being sick. Far more profit is generated by sickness than health." I advised her that I was a writer, and asked her permission to take notes, to which she affirmed but would not permit me to use her name, indicating that wealthy American businesses go after anyone who poses a threat to their profits regardless of how factual their information is. "First of all," she said, "unlike the U.S., Canada does not allow foods on grocery shelves that are proven to be toxic to consumers," referring to the numerous preservatives and other additives in processed American foods. "Thus, we have far fewer sick people per equivalent population sample than you have in the U.S.. This is one of many reasons why our healthcare costs are a fraction of yours, on an equivalent population basis." "In the U.S., wealthy industries control the country's decision makers, and one example is the food industry who has bullied your FDA into allowing the BHA and BHT preservatives in the foods you eat. These preservatives cause the foods to appear fresher longer, allowing the manufacturers to produce more and make bigger profits." "Take white flour, for example. In order to maximize profits and produce enormous amounts of white flour in the U.S., commercial wheat is sprayed with toxic pesticides that are known by Canada to cause cancer. Then after harvest, it is further sprayed with fungicides that are known by Canada to also cause cancer. Later, it is bleached white with a chlorine-based bleach that is known by Canada to be toxic. If your politicians had any balls they would ban the use of these toxins that are making Americans sick. But instead, they allow themselves to become puppets of those who hold the wealth.