Water surrounds damaged homes in Lafourche Parish, La., after Hurricane Ida in 2021. Many people in Louisiana are still recovering from past hurricanes as this year's hurricane season gets underway. "Anytime we have a community that is still going through a recovery from a previous storm, it just makes them that much more vulnerable," says FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell.
Foods classified as ultra-processed are those that have many added ingredients such as artificial coloring, added sugars, emulsifiers and preservatives. An apple may undergo minimal processing when it gets made into applesauce. But when it gets made into a shelf-stable apple pie or candy gummies with added sugars, colorings and flavorings, these foods are considered ultra-processed.
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