20 Feb '15, 10am

Why children should avoid artificial dyes via @mommyrunfaster

Why children should avoid artificial dyes via @mommyrunfaster

Did you know that many additives, preservatives and dyes that are used in food in the US are banned in other countries? For example, the use of artificial dyes and colors in processed foods is banned in Norway and Austria. In 2009, the British government promised to stop using dyes by the end of the year and the EU requires warnings on most foods made with these ingredients. I find it so interesting (disturbing?) that in the US, McDonald’s makes their strawberry milkshake with dozens of artificial ingredients and flavors but no actual strawberries. Yet in Europe, they use real strawberries because so many of those ingredients are banned. CSPI names a few stark differences in foods served in the United States and Europe in the report. In Britain, Fanta orange soda is dyed with pumpkin and carrot extract while the U.S. version is dyed with Red 40 and Yellow 6. Kellogg Strawb...

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