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Stefan Gates uncovers the truth about food additives. He looks at preservatives, discovering one that keeps bacon free of deadly bacteria and one that's an explosive.

Food writer Stefan Gates continues his quest to uncover the truth about those notorious food additives, E numbers.

In this episode Stefan looks at E number preservatives. He discovers one that keeps deadly bacteria out of our bacon, one that can double up as an explosive, and he even discovers an E number that the entire human race can't live without.

And in a true act of immersive reporting, Stefan even attempts to extract several E numbers from his own body. As if this weren't enough, he then makes a cake out of them.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 27 Oct 2010 01:35


Role Contributor
Presenter Stefan Gates
Director Toni Williamson
Director Sean Smith
Series Editor Ian Holt


  • Thu 2 Sep 2010 20:00
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