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Most Common Soda Color Could Pose Health Risk

FDA taking closer look at caramel color

(Newser) - The caramel color widely used in soft drinks contains a chemical that could be dangerous to your health but isn't listed in the ingredients, a Consumer Reports investigation finds. Some kinds of caramel color—the world's most widely used food coloring—contain a potentially carcinogenic chemical known as... More »

Activists Demand Kraft Stop Dyeing its Mac & Cheese

They say US should get the same version as rest of the world

(Newser) - A pair of food bloggers are taking aim at one of America's most iconic delicacies: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Lisa Leake and Vani Hari have as of this writing gathered more than 148,000 signatures on a petition asking Kraft to stop using food dyes in the... More »

Starbucks to Stop Using Bugs in Drinks

Extract from crushed insects colored several products

(Newser) - Some 6,500 customers were bugged by Starbucks' insect-based food coloring , and the company is responding: It won't be using cochineal extract in its treats anymore, at least in the US. The dye, made from crushed insects, prompted a petition that sent an email to Starbucks HQ... More »

FDA: No Proof Food Dyes Make Kids Hyperactive

Experts decide against warning labels, call for more research

(Newser) - There's not enough proof that artificial food coloring makes kids hyperactive to warrant warning labels but more research is needed, an FDA advisory panel has decided. The 14-member panel of medical and environmental experts acknowledged that food dyes can cause problems for children who already have hyperactivity disorders but decided... More »

Turn St. Patrick's Day Dishes Green ... Naturally

Peas, parsley, pesto help, and there's guacamole, too

(Newser) - Perhaps your grocery store is already out of green food coloring ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, or maybe you’d rather tint your celebratory grub naturally. Ann Hodgman, writing for Slashfood , has suggestions:
  • Peas: Adding some to your mashed potatoes will change the color but not the taste.
  • Parsley:
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