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Stefan Gates Stefan Gates | 17:26 UK time, Monday, 23 August 2010

I may have just committed professional suicide, and I'd like to know if you
think I'm right or wrong. You see, I've written and presented a new TV
series all about E numbers, the 319 additives approved for use in the EU
and probably the most controversial, hated and feared ingredients in our
food. The series is called E Numbers: An Edible Adventure, and the reason
I'm wondering if I'll have a career after it airs on BBC Two is
that...well...it doesn't take the view you'd expect a food writer to take
on the subject.

In fact the series turned out to be, in many ways, a celebration of E
numbers. Despite what you might think, when you research them in detail you
find that most E numbers are good for you. There, I've said it. I'm sorry
if this upsets or offends, and I know that it goes against the grain for a
food writer to say something


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