Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Europe Moving Away from Toxic Synthetic Food Dye

"The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a prominent advocacy group, has requested the Food and Drug Administration ban artificial coloring in food. Our 2008 petition highlighted the evidence demonstrating that food dyes impair the behavior of some children. In response to that petition, the FDA held an advisory committee meeting, which narrowly voted against requiring a warning label. That, of course, is only advisory, and the FDA could do whatever it likes.”

"Although no other nations have banned dyes in food, we want the United States to move away from synthetic coloring as Europe is doing. The European Union requires a warning label on most dyed foods. Europe is surviving well with little use of artificial dyes. Numerous natural colorings are available. The public would benefit from eliminating these toxic substances from the food supply.

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