SUBWAY: The Danger Within

Could you be unknowingly poisoning your family by taking them to eat at Subway?  According to Vani Hari of FoodBabe.com you are.  Vani has discovered that Subway makes it’s bread with an ingredient called azodicarbonamide.  Hopefully you are wondering what this strange sounding chemical is that they are putting into your food.  Let’s examine the facts.

Azodicarbonamide is a chemical used to make yoga mats, shoe soles, and other rubbery products.  Subway, however, uses it as a bleaching agent and dough conditioner.  Why?  That’s a good question.  It allows them to produce bread faster and cheaper.  Doing something faster and cheaper makes good business sense, and sounds good, until you consider the following health consequences of putting this chemical in your food:

  • The World Health Organization (1) has linked it to respiratory issues, allergies and asthma.
  • When a truck carrying azodicarbonamide overturned on a Chicago highway in 2001, it prompted city officials to issue the highest hazardous materials alert and evacuate people within a half mile radius! Many of the people on the scene complained of burning eyes and skin irritation as a result. (3)
  • The U.K. Health And Safety Executive has recognized azodicarbonamide as a potential cause of asthma. (4)
  • When azodicarbonamide is heated, there are studies that show it is linked to tumor development and cancer. (5)
  • Not only is this ingredient banned in Europe and Australia, but you also get fined 450,000 dollars if you get caught using it in Singapore and can serve 15 years in prison (2).

Sources for the above according to Vani:

  1. http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/cicad16.pdf
  2. http://www.kat-chem.hu/en/prod-bulletins/azodikarbonamid
  3. Pandora’s LunchBox by Melanie Warner (pgs. 103 – 104)
  4. http://www.inchem.org/documents/cicads/cicads/cicad16.htm
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21786817

Vani also points out another fact that is rather shocking.  Azodicarbonamide can be found in almost all the breads at Subway restaurants here in North America, but not in Europe, Australia or other parts of the world. It’s not supposed to be food or even eaten for that matter. And it’s definitely not “fresh”.

Vani is requesting that you join her in asking Subway
to stop using this unsafe ingredient in their bread.

Please sign her petition HERE.

Subway Danger

Watch her video below (only 1:31 long)


The following questions come to mind about Subway:

  • Why are they feeding us this chemical?
  • Where is the FDA and why aren’t they doing their job?

This is just one example of many that is proof of an injustice happening here in America.  Chemicals that are dangerous to our health winds up in our food or in our personal care products and the citizens of this great country wind up unknowingly poisoning themselves.

PoisonTruth firmly believes that these facts are not an accident.  It is obviously intentional.  The question you must consider is “why?”  Why would these companies poison us, and why would those who are charged with protecting us allow it to happen.  In a court of law, it would seem these facts might prove to be criminal intent, but who could stand up to them, they are the powers that be.  Therefore, it is up to the citizens to educate themselves and to spread the word to other unsuspecting citizens.

Please take the time to share this information on your social networks, and personally reach out to everyone you know, your friends, your family, your co-workers, even strangers you have but a few moments to talk with.  They will all thank you for taking the time to care!

And don’t forget…before you leave this website, visit FoodBabe.com and sign her petition asking Subway to stop including this chemical ingredient in their bread.  You might even take the time to call your local Subway Restaurant and let the manager know that you will no longer be eating at Subway until this change has been implemented.  When consumers speak by removing their dollars, companies have no choice but to listen.

Consider the information you will find here on this website and draw your own conclusion.  Feel free to leave your comments below.  The intent of this website is to provide you the reader with knowledge that you may not have ever heard before, knowledge that may someday save your life or the life of someone you love.

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