Seeing Red and Going Green Aren’t Always What You Think – Our Journey Away From Food Dye: Guest Post By Kelly Cook

I’m Kelly, married to Tony and mom to one son we adopted through the foster care system.  We live in Arizona and raise chickens, ducks, goats, a steer for beef, and a pig for pork.  We have cats, a new puppy, two bunnies, and an emu.  We try to make most things from scratch and are moving […]

Science Is Awesome

I write a lot about the effects of artificial food coloring on children’s health and behavior from the comfort of whatever chair happens to be free of laundry, but I rarely get the chance to spread awareness in person.  This Tuesday I was lucky enough to be a part of our school’s annual “Science Night.”  […]

Shopping Spies: StoreBot Wants YOU!

This is StoreBot. (Get it? Store…bot…store-bought…yeah).  Try to ignore the fact that he has “soup” written across his…chassis. He needs your help finding weird, hilarious, and ridiculous food labels!  Anytime you go grocery shopping, take a pic of something that catches your eye – such as misleading marketing, bad ingredients, questionable claims, or just funny […]

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 […]

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