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Maryland May Ban Artificial Food Colors!

Good day, gum chums! 

You know how I’m always full of Glee, naturally? Well, more and more research is revealing that’s the best way to be!

I’ve told you how some studies link food additives to hyperactivity and other behavioral problems in kids. Now Maryland may be the first state to take a stand! This week  the state government is considering two bills that propose bans on certain artificial food colorings. 

Both bills are backed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. One calls for a warning label followed by a ban, while the other suggests prohibiting the use of the food colors in school cafeterias.

Which artificial colors are we talking about? Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 3, Orange B, and Red 3. Turns out they’re in an awful lot of food products marketed to children!

 

But they look so cute!
But they look so cute!

To read more, check out the related articles at Food Navigator-usa.com and Natural Food Network.

To learn more about the issue in general, you may enjoy this Oct. ’08 piece by Melinda Fulmer in the Los Angeles Times

The bills are currently scheduled to be considered tomorrow, Wed. Feb. 18, in Annapolis. While MD will be the first state to vote on the issue in the US, similar legislation has already passed in Europe. So stay tuned!

In closing, I hope you all enjoyed a restful and romantical weekend… Gee whiz! Speaking of romance, I clean forgot to mention that my heart’s all a’ flutter thanks to two lovely recent blog posts!

Thanks oodles to All Green Info‘s The Green Blog for including Glee in your V-Day “Sweets for Your Sweetheart” article: what a treat! 

And thanks heaps to Inspiring Mama  for the great pictures and tips involving the Make Your Own Candy Kits! What a rave product review, woo hoo! 

Okay, now I’m really signing off. Over and out, dear fans devout!

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