Well, this is a little sad (but probably for the best).  No more Orbit gum.  Thanks to this article, which does a pretty good job at describing a handful of dangerous food additives.  Some are familiar (saccharin i.e. Sweet n Low, Olestra of anal leakage fame, and trans fats), and others are a little more mysterious.  BHT and BHA, the substances in Orbit gum, are “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” according to the Department of Health and Human Services.  (Why does the FDA still allow it?  I don’t know but the FDA allows a LOT of scary things in our food).  Another surprising one for me was  Carrageenan, which is actually made from seaweed and you’ll see in many “natural” products.  It’s associated with cancer, colon issues and ulcers.  Yikes.  Check out the article for more common additives, and the products they’re in.  And as usual, if you can’t pronounce it, probably best not to eat it 🙂