A great piece from NPR. Makes me think twice about those fortified items that have extra protein or vitamins.

What’s Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger?

  • Thiamine mononitrate
  • Disodium inosinate
  • Pyridoxine hydrochloride

Why are these hard-to-pronounce ingredients added to everything from a burger served in schools to veggie burgers in the frozen food aisle of the grocery store?



“We now have 36 school [parent teacher associations] that have signed a resolution that encourages the county to make changes.”

More on this story, including the full article and the report on Morning Edition, Tiny Desk Kitchen.

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