Recently, I read a Japanese book on food additive. The author, Tsukasa Abe, was a former sales staff of an food additive company and once called as "food addiitve sommelier," therefore, he explained how food can be sold such a low cost by adding some powder and how much additive contains in ordinary food. After reading this book, my desire for snacks was almost completely removed.
To tell the truth, I have quit eating meat for five or six years, however, I liked snacks very much. I told this story to my wife and suggested that we only purchase additive-free food, then she really welcomed this proposal and we immediately started to put it into practice. But as additive-free food is usually expensive, we have carefully to plan what to buy at a food shop.
I was taught by reading this book that to know is the first step to improve our life. This book is originally introduced by honorable spiritual Mentor, Rev. Masanobu Taniguchi, Vice President of Seicho-No-Ie at a Special Conference for SNI ministers on July 5th. I really appreciate him for such priceless teachings.