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white-wine-150.jpgThe Australian government has approved the use of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose in wine, a laxative agent that also apparently "prevents crystallization and cloudiness in white and sparkling varieties." A wine trade group spokesperson said, "I don't think the levels that are approved for use in wine in...Australia will give that laxative effect." That's comforting? [California Watch via @hels]