The New Functional Food That’s Anything but Healthy or Functional

By Dr. Becker
Recently I ran across an article in a pet food industry journal with the headline, “Molasses: Sweetener or functional carbohydrate?” and the subheading, “Is there a larger place in pet food for this functional pet food ingredient?”  “Uh oh,” I thought to myself, “here we go again …”
You’ve probably heard the term functional food, but many people are unsure exactly what it means. According to the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC), …

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