Why I Don’t Like Food Coloring

I really dont like food coloring. I know it is bad for our kids, and bad for us. But it is everywhere. It is in everything.

I was reading this blog and thought this might help some understand. While I dont like it because I know it is artificial and I know children are being diagnosed with ADHD when a food change may help them instead of the drug companies solution, i felt this was a good other way to approach it.

So, food for thought:
“Here is the biggest reason I think artificial (synthetic) food coloring is evil. Petroleum. Yes, most synthetic food dyes are created from petroleum. The same base used to manufacture gasoline and heating fuels. And if that’s not enough to make you spit out that Skittle, FD&C Blue No. 2 is manufactured in a chemical process that includes formaldehyde, aniline, several hydrozides under ammonia pressure, and heating in the presences of sulfuric acid. Oh, don’t worry, each batch is tested to ensure it doesn’t exceed the FDA’s prescribed limits for impurities. Most impurities are in the forms of salts or acids, but others include lead, arsenic and mercury.”

http://healingautismandadhd.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/artificial-food-coloring-is-evil/

And, because all text and no fun is boring… Here is a little artwork of LuluBelle’s. She drew the pigeon from DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS

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