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Food Dyes

FDA Is Testing Caramel Coloring In Soda

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other food...

Can We Please Stop Accusing Each Other of Eating "Chemicals"?

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD | Posted 12.12.2013 | Food
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

All I want for Christmas is for people on Facebook to stop accusing each other of eating "chemicals." Lately, comments like "Sorry, but that muffin...

Halloween Warning: Watch Out for Neurotoxic Artificial Food Dyes in M&M's Candies

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Mars is one of many companies that use natural colorings in products they market in Europe but artificial dyes to color the same products in the United States. M&M's candies contain mostly natural dyes in Europe but feature Red 40, Yellow 5 and 6, and Blue 1 and 2 in the U.S. version.

9 Food Label Fails

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Nutrition labels should be clear, honest, and informative -- and reading one shouldn't require the skills of an NSA code-breaker. But too often, companies try to trick people into buying foods that aren't as healthy as the labels pretend.

Food Dyes: Red Does Not Mean GO

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Petroleum-derived colors are cheaper. Plain and simple. But they're not safe and they're completely unnecessary given modern sourcing and manufacturing. It's time to end this chapter of chemical history and say "the end" to these questionable hues.

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.

An Interview with Melanie Warner of Pandora's Lunchbox

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Bettina Elias Siegel

"On occasions when they ask why they can't have Cheetos, Froot Loops or yogurt in a tube I tell them it's because these things aren't real food. They taste good, but they don't help their bodies grow strong or give them big muscles."

Two Moms Take On Kraft's Artificial Dyes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Two mothers are circulating a popular petition calling on Kraft Foods to remove artificial dyes, specifically yellow dyes 5 and 6, from its Macaroni &...

Only Fools Dye Their Young

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 12.08.2012 | Parents
Ronnie Citron-Fink

My daughter was allergic to Blue Dye #2... a common food dye that was an ingredient in the cereal and the two over-the-counter children medicines. Of course, we learned to avoid food dyes like the plague.

Three Shocking Ways Packaged Foods Are Contaminated

Corey Rennell | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Corey Rennell

Packaged foods acquire long shelf lives when their chemical properties are manipulated so that bacteria cannot grow. While this gives a perception of safety and sterility, it actually means that ingredients of any quality can be used and the food will never go bad.

To Eat Artificial Dyes or To Not

Katherine Leiner | Posted 06.08.2011 | Food
Katherine Leiner

The F.D.A. acknowledged has that problems associated with artificial coloring might be similar in affect to peanut allergies inasmuch as only some children are affected by them.

Dye's Death or Dragon's Breath

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.05.2011 | Food
Jeff Schweitzer

Ignorance of science allows the public to be deceived by a barrage of dubious claims.

How To Avoid Food Dyes

EatingWell | Posted 06.04.2011 | Food
EatingWell

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., EatingWell Nutrition Editor When you consider how many fake-colored foods abound, especially “kid-friendly&rdq...

This Week's Family Dinner Download: Are Those Colors You're Eating Safe?

Posted 06.01.2011 | Food

In her new cookbook, The Family Dinner, Laurie David talks about the importance of families making a ritual of sitting down to dinner together, and ho...

Toxins in Our Kids' Foods: Where Is the FDA?

Laurie David | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home
Laurie David

Is it too much to ask the FDA and the processed food companies for the same value to be placed on the lives of the American kids in their cost-benefit analyses as has been placed on the lives of kids in the UK?

Food Dye Makers Fight Back Against Hyperactivity Claims

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home

Food dye makers argued on Thursday there is no proof their colorings make kids more hyperactive, aiming to fend off a consumer group's call for a ...

Food Dyes Fall Out Of Favor As Linked To Hyperactivity

The Washington Post | Lyndsey Layton, Friday, March 25, 9:47 PM | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home

Federal regulators are reexamining artificial ingredients they have long deemed to be safe, prompted by scientific studies suggesting that color addit...

Trick or Treat: The Hidden Health Risks of Food Dyes

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
EatingWell

I have a hard time saying "no" to gummy candy. But I won't eat just any variety (bring on the bear-shaped gummies or anything sour-flavored, hold the ...

Color Me Skeptical: Toward Tartrazine-Free Macaroni and Cheese

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Food and Drug Administration should reduce Americans' cancer risk by banning these discredited dyes once and for all.

Peaceful Revolution: When Did It Get So Hard To Be A Mom?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Ten years ago, we didn't worry about sending a peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into school with our children, and we didn't medicate our eight year olds to get them through the school day.