The Chemical and Petrochemical industry is the second largest contributor to industrial Carbon emissions. Chemicals added to foods during the food manufacturing process are refined ingredients and artificial substances that have little or no nutritional value and our used by manufacturers to extend shelf-life, manipulate nutritional value, texture and appearance and protect food from pathogens. This Chemical processing results in ultra-processed foods.
We have also been working extremely hard on the removal of any Ultra Processed Food (UPF) products from our own food production here at Well-Fed. We currently use certain ingredients, such as meat and veg stocks and natural flavourings from time-to-time but do not add any additional chemicals and only use Food Fresh Gas during our packaging process
We have made a conscious decision on removing all trace of UPF from production as the chemicals used in these products are not only adding to the carbon emissions, but linked to several health problems, such as Mental Health Conditions, Dementia and Cancers, all of which puts a massive strain on our NHS.
The removal of all UPF is part of our ’50 Years of Food’ Revolution.