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Dannon Yogurt Carmine

Berries Over Bugs

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The ingredient in question is carmine. It's a red dye extracted from the dried, pulverized bodies of the cochineal insect -- an unphotogenic arthropod native to Mexico and South America with a fondness for cactus. Dannon uses carmine in four flavors of Fruit on the Bottom yogurt.

Rachel Tepper

Dannon Under Fire For Insect-Based Additive

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Dannon produces the bright red hue of some of its yogurts not only with fruit, but with carmine -- a color additive made with the crushed bodies of co...