Why Synthetic Food Coloring is Like a Horror Flick

It’s that time of year when grocery store picnic and school supply aisles get restocked with rows and rows of brightly dyed Halloween candy, and new movie previews are airing every five minutes on the tube.  It almost seems too soon.  Yet there’s a crisp feel of anticipation in the morning air.  I’m admittedly a […]

Why Synthetic Food Coloring Is Like A Horror Flick

It’s that time of year when grocery store picnic and school supply aisles get restocked with rows and rows of brightly dyed Halloween candy, and new movie previews are airing every five minutes on the tube.  It almost seems too soon.  Yet there’s a crisp feel of anticipation in the morning air.  I’m admittedly a […]

Winners And Losers Of Food Coloring: May 2012 List

As I find more and more food dye related content on the web this year, I’ve had the chance to read some thought-provoking studies, personal stories, and news reports.  This is a very good thing, as only six months ago, I struggled to find much of anything on this subject.  So I started this blog […]

Exciting News! DFD Is Spreading Awareness Through BlogHer!

I am excited to report that one of my posts here on Die, Food Dye! has been published on the BlogHer network!  As BlogHer is a vast community of women writers with a reach of 37 million unique visitors per month, this means that I have the chance to spread awareness of the affects of […]

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FD&C (“food, drug, and cosmetic”) dyes, or food colors, were originally made from coal tar, and are now made from petroleum.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