In my quest to get healthy, one thing I have tried to do is learn to read labels. In leaning to read labels, I have become keenly aware of the different stuff being put in our food. For me it started with learning about the harmful effects of high fructose corn syrup. I would search labels to see if there was HFC in it. As I read labels, I quickly learned that I could not read most of what was in the products. I would need a medical and chemical engineering degree to figure out what it would do to my body.
One thing that was important to me was not only for me to be aware but also for my family to be aware. I have started making them read the labels outloud. When they are struggling with how to say most of the ingredients, it makes them keenly aware of what we are putting in our body.
http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/ , I found what seemed to be an easy way to make homemade corn tortillas (my first attemp will be in a later blog - this blog is about reading labels).
WOW! I can read and understand all of the ingredients.