12 Things Everybody Ought To Know About Artificial Food Coloring – DFD Guest Post at happyhippierose

I am delighted to work with Rose, blogger at happyhippierose!  She is not your average gal – She is like twenty amazing people rolled into one!  Her socks alone make my day.  I’ve enjoyed reading about her life of crafting, surviving cancer, sacrifice, partying, nursing, loving, and volunteering.  You must read about her evolution in […]

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Petrol Peas: Food Coloring Hidden In Shelf Staples

Remember when everyone was talking about using vegetables to run cars a few years back?  Well, they didn’t realize how close we already were in this country to making that dream come true.  The technology was always readily available, cheap, and neatly packaged – in the canned vegetable aisle of the grocery store, and in […]

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One Moveable Feast: Serve Up Organic Meals Without Blowing Your Budget

I’ve been interested in the effects of nutrition on the human body since I wrote a paper on porotic hyperostosis for my college anthropology course.  I’m fascinated with how local food supplies translate into cultural and physical characteristics, how past cultures survived, and how they just figured things out.  Unfortunately, my own evolution was a […]

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Artificially Rose-Colored Glasses: Why Does The U.S. Still Use Petroleum Food Dyes?

FD&C (“food, drug, and cosmetic”) dyes, or food colors, were originally made from coal tar, and are now made from petroleum.  Carcinogens like benzene (found in crude oil runoff) are strictly limited in our gasoline in the US, but we still use petroleum dyes contaminated with benzene in our FOOD.  Blue dye in your food […]

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Colorful Language: How To Identify Petroleum Colors in Food

We have been playing with our child’s diet, cutting out unnatural food coloring (made from petroleum), to see if it affects her behavior.  It’s not the sugar that’s causing the problems, at least not for her (I noticed dyes in her sugar-free pudding, no wonder she was still acting like a different kid after eating […]

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