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 […]

Devil In The Details – Read Your Labels When Shopping For Dye-Free Foods

Petroleum food coloring can be found in some innocent enough sounding products, especially food marketed to children.  You’ll see FD&C dyes in temporary tattoos (if you like your crazies in timed-release form), ice creams, sports drinks and sodas, popsicles, yogurts, frosting, macaroni and cheese, chocolate syrup, cinnamon rolls, potato chips, pickles, hand sanitizer gels, chewing […]

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FD&C (“food, drug, and cosmetic”) dyes, or food colors, were originally made from coal tar, and are now made from petroleum.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 […]

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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