Banned in some countries, and linked with serious health reactions, here in the U.S. synthetic coal tar food dyes are legal and commonplace–with no consumer warning labels.
The results from recent scientific research suggest that certain artificial food dyes can cause inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when the immune system has become dysregulated.
In May 2021 the European Food Safety Association (EFSA) announced that food dye additive “titanium dioxide” (aka the “white” nanoparticle food coloring *) is no longer considered safe when used as a food additive.
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has completed a comprehensive investigative report and concluded that synthetic dyes used in numerous processed foods and drinks can negatively affect attention and activity in children.
Synthetic Blue Dye (#1 and #2) has a long history of holding the possibility of pernicious outcomes for some people when used in medicines, hospital pharmaceuticals and food. But all of that may be a thing of the past because scientists have uncovered a natural alternative to artificial blue food coloring in cabbage.
One of the many additives in highly processed veggie burgers has recently led to a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permitting the additive to be included in the fake burgers sans proper safety testing.
Both prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medications frequently contain the same unwanted additives (including preservatives, antimicrobials, dyes) that consumers are intentionally avoiding in their food. These additives are commonly listed as “inactive” on the drug label, but new scientific studies demonstrate that several additives are not inert and may be potentially harmful.
For over two decades I have been alerting clients, readers and seminar attendees that many if not most prescription and … More
In some parts of the industrialized world (like Australia) synthetic food dyes that have been linked in scientific studies to … More
It is good to see that the mainstream media is now calling out potentially problematic food additives. The reason? They … More