Our Cookie Conundrum: How We Support Scout Values Without Sacrificing Our Own

You can hear the buzz in office hallways, coffee shops, restaurants, classrooms, teachers’ lounges, shopping malls, and social streams –  “OH MY GAWD IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME!!!!!” The hype has hit fever pitch as die-hard cookie fans are busily working a Do-Si-Do column into their biweekly budgets.  Restaurants are working them into fancy dessert […]

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FD&C (“food, drug, and cosmetic”) dyes, or food colors, were originally made from coal tar, and are now made from petroleum.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