09/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Give Kraft a Kick in the Tush: Harmful Chemicals in Your Mac & Cheese

How many books and movies do we need to read and see, how big of a kick in the tush do we have to have before we wake up and say - no, yell - "Enough," to the food industry?

Here follows a bad tasting tidbit about the food industry that I feel compelled to share with you. It comes from Robyn O'Brien, the author of The Unhealthy Truth.

Did you know that Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is formulated differently for countries in Europe than for the U.S.? I didn't either until I read The Unhealthy Truth.

The fact is, that in 2008, Kraft removed artificial colorings, like yellow #5, and chemical sweeteners, like aspartame, from the products that they distribute in Europe, Australia, and other developed countries due to consumer concern over scientific studies that link these synthetic ingredients to hyperactivity and asthma in children. But, they haven't done the same thing here in the U.S.! Our voices are needed to make that change here too.

Get harmful chemicals out of mac & cheese. Kraft did it in Europe, now they should do it in the U.S.

The vast majority of American homes have Kraft products. Together, we can affect change and have these ingredients removed from the products that Kraft distributes here in the U.S.

If you would like to join with us and express your concern, you can easily send Kraft CEO, Irene Rosenfeld, a letter asking that Kraft value the health of our children as highly as they value the children in other countries. And please then share this email with friends and family so that they too can send a letter.

What will it take for us to speak up and demand that the big corporations put the health of our children and grandchildren before profits?

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