What gives Bubblegum Flavor Glee Gum its rosy pink glow? Red beets. What gives Kraft Mac & Cheese its neon orange shine? Yellow 5 and Yellow 6.
While we generally believe in different strokes for different folks, we think artificial coloring is an exception. And the more we read about the issue, the more concerned we feel. From contamination with known carcinogens to correlations to behavioral disorders, the downsides of fake food dyes keep adding up.
So, when our friends at the Feingold Association shared a recent Dr. Oz Show segment about food dyes with us, we wanted to pass it along to you. It features Vani Hari and Lisa Leake, two North Carolina food activists with a powerful petition out now. They’re asking Kraft to remove artificial food coloring from their line of macaroni and cheese, and to head the charge in providing safer, better quality products for consumers.
Over 250,000 have signed the petition already. Visit Change.org/kraftyellow to add your name to the list, and feel free to join us in spreading the word! In the meantime, you can read more about recent studies on food dyes on the Dr. Oz Show site.