Food dyes are everywhere. The fact that it is okay to eat a little poison just so our meals look more colorful is a big shame and what is really sad is that bright colors can still be added if we must using all natural vegetables like beats, carrots , turmeric etc to name a few, this fixation hat we have on cheap food while costing us our health is making food giants billions. Parents needs to be able to make an educated buying decision.. We need the warning on the label, i.e color #40 is known to cause hyperactivity in kids etc,
Derived from petroleum, more than 15 million pounds of dyes are added to food to make something colorful. The use of artificial dyes has gone up fivefold in the past 50 years, according to the Center for Science and the Public Interest (CSPI). Candies, frostings, macaroni and cheese, pickles, sodas, chips, fruit snacks and more are all colored by artificial dyes.
While sugar is usually identified as the culprit in hyperactive children, some studies link the consumption of food dyes to behavioral problems in kids.
Last month, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee met to discuss whether to recommend the FDA to ban or place a warning label food containing artificial dyes because they make kids hyperactive.